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Godspell

From 120 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Clever, Funny

About the show

The Gallery Players present the 1970s folk-rock musical, a series of Christian parables and the story of Jesus. More…

The musical, based on the Gospel of Matthew, with music by Stephen Schwartz, features a Tony-nominated score filled with the popular hits 'Day By Day,' 'Learn Your Lessons Well' and 'Turn Back, O Man.' Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance. Toward the end of the second act, the show begins to follow a more linear narrative as Jesus is betrayed by Judas and eventually crucified.


Member Reviews (120)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Clever, Funny
86
Avg Score

39
Overrated, Quirky

See it if you want to be assured re: your beliefs

Don't see it if you do not like being preached to

90
Great singing, Relevant

See it if you like plays with social message.

Don't see it if you don't like hippie songs.

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81
Clever, Dated, Entertaining, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if You enjoy the easy-on-the-ears songs, and a '60 vibe with your music.

Don't see it if You feel the show was dated when it came out, or take your religion seriously.

50
Great singing, Disappointing, Confusing, Banal, Entertaining

See it if you wanna see a Jesus show

Don't see it if you wanna see a dynamic show.

76
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Indulgent, Dated

See it if If you want to revisit the 60s approach to the musical. Quirky. Surprises. Good characters. Recognizable music. An open set.

Don't see it if You might be offended by a rather insensitive anti-Semitic line, which in my opinion should be pulled. It dampens an otherwise fun time.

70
Confusing, Original, Great acting, Absorbing, Slow

See it if You are interested in the stories in the Bible

Don't see it if You aren't interested in the Bible

78
Great acting, Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You want to see a different take on the Gospel

Don't see it if You aren't into the idea of Jesus singing or dancing

90
Delightful, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You once agin have an open mind, and you are not against Christianity (you always have those ppl once in a while)

Don't see it if It's a great show but different strokes for different folks my love

83
Delightful, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you want catchy, engaging musical numbers or a show that will make you think.

Don't see it if you want a less topical show or you want a more grandiose experience.

91
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you like Godspell

Don't see it if you don't like Godspell

50
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Disappointing, Eh

See it if you don't mind little plot and not very good songs

Don't see it if you dont mind those things

78
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great singing, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you like great singing and modern take on a classic

Don't see it if you don't like musicals

88
Clever, Entertaining, Original, Quirky, Funny

See it if Family show, and you understand the biblical references

Don't see it if You're looking for a show that has a lot of point.

85
Entertaining, Clever, Great singing, Masterful, Religious undertones

See it if You like the idea of a somewhat nontraditional musical with great songs and clever dialogue set against a modern biblical background.

Don't see it if The idea of any religion whatsoever in your musical is offputting to you.

84
Clever, Great acting, Quirky

See it if you enjoy bible-based stories and upbeat music.

Don't see it if repetititve music isn't your thing.

87
Entertaining, Great staging, Original, Relevant

See it if The last revival was excellent, fun staging, great singing

Don't see it if N/a

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Quirky

See it if you enjoy a different take on Bible stories.

Don't see it if you are against anything having anything to do with religion. Personally, I think everyone should see the show at least once though.

92
Uplifting, Funny, Entertaining, Original, Great singing

See it if You want an uplifting evening at the theater. A great way to look at religion.

Don't see it if You don't believe in the teachings of Jesus.

63
Entertaining, Quirky, Interesting

See it if Was in this show at theater camp as a kid. It's not a bad show but it's not an amazing one either. Just so so

Don't see it if You dislike religious based shows

88
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great singing

See it if you like 60's music and want to see a fun show

Don't see it if you aren't familiar with religion

73
Funny, Dated, Slow, Entertaining, Simplistic

See it if you like silly

Don't see it if you are under 50

100
Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if If you like stories from the Bible you will love this show. The music is catchy!

Don't see it if No reason not to see this show!

87
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Great staging, Resonant

See it if You're familiar or want to be familiar with the story of Jesus of Nazareth.

Don't see it if You do not enjoy parodies of the story of Jesus.

100
Masterful, Must see, Relevant, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You are ready to cry of happiness and sadness. This show will take you on a journey thats life changing.

Don't see it if You're offended by a lot of religion or don't want to cry with hundreds of other people.

90
Delightful, Profound, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if A Christian Questioning Like non-traditional musicals

Don't see it if You like religious based stories


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