date. March, 2018
venue. Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe
credits. John-Michael Tebelak, Stephen Schwartz
The Ottawa production of Godspell was a never-before-seen, freshly interpreted, contemporary adaptation (developed by 9th Hour’s artists) relevant to our society in 2018 Ottawa, and featuring real news ripped straight from the headlines. In Godspell (the very word meaning “good news” or “good story”), a rag tag group of today’s unlikely citizens join together to explore the different parables and teachings of Jesus using a wide variety of songs, games, and storytelling techniques. This classic high energy musical entertained audiences around the world for almost 5 decades, with music by award winning Stephen Schwartz (Wicked composer).
9th Hour was pleased to partner with Ottawa Innercity Ministries by raising funds after every performance for the Innercity Arts Program which provides a safe and supportive environment for Ottawa’s street-involved youth to engage in the arts community. Almost $7,000 was raised throughout the run of performances. “We can build a beautiful city, yes we can, yes we can.”
Read the full Convivium Interview with Director Jonathan Harris called The Gospel Spell of Godspell.
THE ARTISTIC TEAM
RUTH ALLISON (Costume Designer) | ALLISON ELIZABETH BURNS (Choreographer) | GEORGE DUTCH (Artistic Associate – Dramaturge) | JONATHAN HARRIS (Director) | CAMERON A. MACDONALD (Lighting Designer) | SUSAN MARRINER (Graphics Designer) | CATHY NOBLEMAN (Artistic Associate – Character Development) | CHRIS SANTILLÁN (Music Director) | TERESA SEASONS (Properties Designer) | SHYSTY SHANE (Scenic Artist) | KIM SHIELDS (Make-up & Hair Designer) | REBECCA RUSSELL (Assistant Director, Assistant Music Director)
THE ENSEMBLE CAST
TROY ARSENIAN | JOHANNE BOISVENU-HENRY | SYLVAIN BOUCHARD | TOM CHARLEBOIS | TRISH CLEYN | ANTONIO DIRIENZO | JERUSHA LEWIS | MCKENNA MELLON | ADAM MOSCOE | SEAN NAUTH | MICHELLE SANGALLI | JACOB SEGRETO | XYLIA
JOHN CORKETT (Guitar) | TREVOR CURTIS (Percussion) | CHRIS LUCAS (Bass) | CHRIS SANTILLÁN (Piano) | COREY THOMAS (Guitar)
THE PRODUCTION TEAM
JOY AFFLECK (Wardrobe Assistant) | FLO ALEXANDER (Production Coordinator, Hospitality Coordinator) | LAURA BARKLEY (Stage Manager) | ALEXANDRA BENDER (Community Engagement Director) | MARILISA GRANZOTTO (Events Coordinator) | PATRICK HAMER (Promotional Photographer) | ROB LINKE (Managing Director) | CAMERON A. MACDONALD (Technical Director) | DAVID PLOUFFE (Artistic Associate – Assistant Producer) | TINA SEGRETO (Front-of-House Manager) | CHRIS SPENCER (Promotional Videographer) | TANYA SYLVESTER (Assistant Stage Manager)