WaterTower Theatre will Produce a Special Limited-Run of Stephen Schwartz’s GODSPELL

Addison (TX) – WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Shane Peterman, today announced the Company will produce a special limited-engagement run of Stephen Schwartz’s beloved musical, Godspell. Inspired by parables taken from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Godspell offers a fun, modern take on classic stories mixed with a vibrant score of pop, folk, and gospel music that brings these iconic stories to life for audiences of all ages. This production, the first to be selected by Peterman, will replace the previously scheduled Origin Story.

Godspell will run from July 18-28, 2019 on the Terry Martin Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The production will be led by Director Aaron Brown and Music Director Adam C. Wright.

Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man," and "By My Side."

“I couldn’t be more excited to present Stephen Schwartz’s Godspell this summer - a fun, uplifting musical that’s appropriate for all ages,” said Shane Peterman, Producing Artistic Director. “WaterTower Theatre strives to continue to serve our mission of building community and Godspell fits nicely within that scope.”

Due to the limited-run performance schedule, subscribers will be reseated for a new performance night at no additional cost. The WaterTower Theatre box office staff will be contacting subscribers shortly.

Single tickets to Godspell are $38 for adults and $33 for seniors, and will go on sale Tuesday, April 9. Tickets will be available online at www.watertowertheatre.org/tickets.aspx, by phone at 972-450-6232, or by visiting the Box Office at the Addison Theatre Centre, 15650 Addison Road, Addison, Texas 75001.

About the Director
Aaron Brown is currently a faculty member in the theatre department at Baylor University. He is happy to be returning to WaterTower Theatre where he previously served as assistant director for the world premiere production 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.

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.

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 at 7:30 pm

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

Ticket Prices:
Single Tickets - $38
*Student, Senior, and Rush discounts available!

How/Where to Buy Tickets:
Online: www.watertowertheatre.org
By Phone: 972.450.6232
Or In-person: WaterTower Theatre at the Addison Theatre Centre 15650 Addison Road, Addison, TX 75001
Fax: 972.450.6244 Email: boxoffice@watertowertheatre.org

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.