Winnipeg Studio Theatre presents Godspell - page 5

SONGS
Day by Day
..............................................................................EMMA AND ENSEMBLE
Learn Your Lessons Well
.............................. JACQUELINE, JESUS, AND ENSEMBLE
Bless the Lord
.........................................................................HALEY AND ENSEMBLE
All for the Best
......................................................... JESUS, JUDAS, AND ENSEMBLE
All Good Gifts
............................................................................ WES AND ENSEMBLE
Turn Back O Man
................................................ JENNIFER, JESUS, AND ENSEMBLE
Alas for You
......................................................................................................... JESUS
By My Side
................................................................................................... ENSEMBLE
We Beseech Thee
............................................................... ADRIAN AND ENSEMBLE
Beautiful City
...................................................................................................... JESUS
On the Willows
.................................................................................................. JUDAS
Finale
............................................................................................................. ENSEMBLE
JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK
(CONCEPT AND
ORIGINAL DIRECTION)
originally wrote
Godspell
as his Master’s thesis project at Carnegie Mellon
in 1971. Subsequently, he directed productions of
Godspell at LaMaMa, the Cherry Lane Theatre, the
Promenade Theatre and on Broadway. He received
the 1971 Drama Desk Award for Most Promising
Director. In 1972, Mr.Tebelak directed the play
Elizabeth I
on Broadway, and Off-Broadway staged
The Glorious One in 1975 and Ka-Boom in 1980. He
was also co-writer with David Greene of the 1973
film of
Godspell
. He was dramaturgy for the Cathedral
Church of St. John the Divine in New York, where he
staged liturgical drama, and the church’s theatre
bears his name. John-Michael Tebelak died of a heart
attack in 1985 at the age of 35.
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
(MUSIC AND LYRICS)
has contributed music and/or lyrics to
Godspell
, The
Magic Show, The Baker’s Wife, Working
(which he
also adapted and directed),
Rags, Children of Eden,
My Fairytale, Pippin,
and the current Broadway hit
Wicked
. He collaborated with Leonard Bernstein on
the English texts for
Bernstein’s Mass
and wrote the
title song for the play and movie
Butterflies are Free.
For children, he has written songs for two musicals,
Captain Louie
and
My Son Pinocchio
. For films, he
collaborated with Alan Menken on the songs for
Disney’s
Enchanted
, as well as the animated features
Pocahantas
and
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
, and
wrote the songs for the DreamWorks animated
feature
The Prince of Egypt
. He has released two
CDs of new songs entitled “
Reluctant Pilgrim
” and
“Uncharted Territory.
” His first opera,
Séance on a Wet
Afternoon
, premiered with Opera Santa Barbara in
the fall of 2009 and was recently produced by New
York City Opera. A book about his career, “Defying
Gravity,” has recently been released by Applause
Books. Under the auspices of the ASCAP Foundation,
he runs musical theatre workshops in New York
and Los Angeles, and is currently the President of
the Dramatists’ Guild. Mr. Schwartz has recently
been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
and inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame and the
Songwriters Hall of Fame. Other awards include three
Academy Awards, four Grammy Awards, four Drama
Desk Awards, and a tiny handful of tennis trophies.
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