Announcing the Cast & Creative Team for GODSPELL

Addison (TX) – WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Shane Peterman, today announced casting and creative details for the limited-run engagement of Godspell.

Godspell, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by John-Michael Tebelak, directed and choreographed by Aaron Brown, and music directed by Adam C. Wright will run from July 18-28, 2019 on the Terry Martin Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The production stars Sadat Hossain as Jesus, Feleceia Benton as John the Baptist, and Alex Branton as Judas. The ensemble includes Devin Berg, Alyssa Cavazos, Jamall Houston, Emily-Kate Ivey, Jason Villarreal, Charity Whitfield, Sky Williams, and Juliana Zepeda. Making their WaterTower Theatre debuts are Devin Berg, Alex Branton, Alyssa Cavazos, Jamall Houston, Emily-Kate Ivey, Jason Villarreal, Charity Whitfield, Sky Williams, and Juliana Zepeda.

The band includes Ian Mead Moore (Guitar/Keyboard), Rick Norman (Bass), Michael Ptacin (Percussion), Antonio D. Thomas (Guitar), Sam Walker (Guitar), and Adam C. Wright (Conductor/Piano).

The creative team, in addition to Director/Choreographer Aaron Brown, and Music Director Adam C. Wright, includes Becca Janney as Costume Designer, Julie Simmons as Lighting Designer, Mark Howard as Sound Designer, Ryan Matthieu Smith as Properties Designer, Justin Voga as Scenic Consultant, Hillary Collazo Abbott as Production Stage Manager, Joshua Nguyen as Assistant Stage Manager, and Chad Kennedy as Assistant Director.

WaterTower Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season sponsor is the Town of Addison.

About Godspell
An offbeat group of disciples helps Jesus bring his enduring parables to life through games, stories, and unforgettable songs. Boasting a score with chart-topping songs by Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and a book by visionary playwright, John-Michael Tebelak, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences with its enduring messages of kindness, tolerance and love.

About the Cast of Godspell
Sadat Hossain is humbled to be returning to the WaterTower stage after making his debut in The Ballad of Little Jo. A Dallas native, some recent credits include Agwe in Once On This Island (The Firehouse Theatre); Jack Kelly in Newsies (Artisan Center Theatre); Toxie in The Toxic Avenger (Lakeside Community Theater); Phoebus deMartin In Hunchback of Notre Dame (NTPA Repertory). Sadat is a proud member of Actors’ Equity. @sadat.hossain

FELECEIA BENTON (John the Baptist/Ensemble)
Feleceia is excited to return to WaterTower Theatre. She was last seen in Smokey Joe's Cafe. Feleceia frequents Dallas stages, but spends her days as a full-time momma, speaker, and entrepreneur. Favorite credits include: Aida, Ragtime, Songs for a New World (Uptown Players); Les Miserables, The Wiz (Dallas Theater Center); Newsies, As Thousands Cheer (Lyric Stage); Full Monty (WaterTower Theatre). She sits on a number of non-profit boards and holds a BFA in Musical Theater and a BS in Advertising/Public Relations from TCU, and is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Public Leadership from UNT Dallas. @heyfeleceia

ALEX BRANTON (Judas/Ensemble)
Alex is excited and grateful to be making his WaterTower Theatre debut! Off-Broadway: Son of a Gun directed by Gabriel Barre; Rhys in the workshop reading of Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Regional: Once (Theatre Three – Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, BroadwayWorld; Over the Tavern (Circle Theatre). Past credits include: Demetrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Homer Collins in Floyd Collins, and Camille Raquin in Therese Raquin. Alex holds a BFA in Music Theatre from Carnegie Mellon University. @abrant_qb1

About the Director/Choreographer
Aaron Brown holds an MFA in Directing from Baylor University and is currently a faculty member at Sam Houston State University. He is happy to be returning to WaterTower Theatre where he previously served as Assistant Director for the world premiere of Regina Taylor’s Bread. Some of Aaron’s past productions include Crazy for You, Hamoncé: A Devised Piece, Black Magic: A Shakespeare Adaption, The Pavilion, and Hairspray. Aaron is a proud supporter and promoter of diversity in the arts.

About the Music Director
Adam C. Wright has been music directing in Dallas since 1997, including the US Premieres of Soho Cinders and Closer to Heaven. As a composer and orchestrator, current projects include Isabella's Treasure and adaptations of the books If a Frog Had Wings and Unlucky Lolabug by Beth Ryan. He was Betty Buckley's rehearsal pianist for her cabaret show The Other Woman: The Vixens of Broadway. Adam is on the faculty of the Dallas Children's Theater, and is the music director for the musical theater program at Booker T. Washington High School.

Godspell Performance details:

In The Terry Martin Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre
Show Run Dates: July 18-28, 2019
Opening night: Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:30pm


Wednesdays & Thursdays: 7:30 p.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

Kids (16 and under) -$20
Single Tickets - $20-$40
*Student, Senior, and Industry discounts available
*Subscribers always get discounts!

How/Where to Buy Tickets:

By Phone: 972.450.6232
Or In-person:
WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001

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Box Office Hours

Performance Weeks: Tuesday-Saturday Noon-6 p.m. Closed Sunday-Monday

Non-Performance Weeks: Tuesday-Friday Noon-6 p.m. Closed Saturday-Monday Please note: The Box Office opens one hour before show time on performance days and remains open through intermission.

About WaterTower Theatre

Founded in 1996, WaterTower Theatre (WTT) is one of Texas' leading professional theatre companies and one of the flagship arts institutions in North Texas, having played an important role as a leader in developing new talent and encouraging the growth of the DFW artistic community through its commitment to hiring local artists. WaterTower Theatre is consistently recognized for its artistic excellence by the Dallas Theatre League, DFW Theatre Critics Forum, The Dallas Morning News, The Dallas Observer, D Magazine, and The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, among others. WaterTower Theatre has a subscription base of more than 2,000 subscribers and serves an audience of over 24,000 patrons annually.

WaterTower Theatre is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. WaterTower Theatre relies on its ticket income and generous donations from individuals, corporations, foundations, and government organizations to produce world-class live professional theatre and to offer community engagement and arts education programs. WaterTower Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Town of Addison, The Shubert Foundation, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. WaterTower Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season is also supported, in part, through the generosity of its Producers Circle, including civic, corporate, and foundation donors AMLI Residential, Atmos Energy, FASTSIGNS Carrollton, Frost Bank, ONCOR, Slalom, Veritex Community Bank, Whole Foods, and individual donors Don and Barbara Daseke, The Bob Downs Family, Stan Graner and Jim McBride, Phillip and Janeva Longacre, Tom and Holly Mayer, Kathy Messina and Gary Goodwin, Janiece and Jimmy Niemann, Karol Omlor, Paul and Norma Schultz, Jack and Libby Swindle, Deborah and Craig Sutton, Ron and Donna Whitehead.