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Join us at The Rep for a special presentation of Godspell! Ticket proceeds benefit Wolfe Street Foundation. A recovery fair highlighting local organizations for alcoholism and substance abuse prevention and recovery will take place 6 - 7 in The Rep lobby. Show Curtain at 7. The resource fair is offered In partnership with Bradford Health, Oasis Renewal Center, Quapaw House and the Judge & Lawyers

About Godspell:

Book by John Michael Tebelak | Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak | Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew
Created in partnership with 2 Ring Circus | Directed by Donna Drake

Prepare ye the way for this irresistible, groundbreaking rock musical that blends the Gospel According to St. Matthew with an unbridled sense of joyous play. Timeless, haunting and full of humor and heart,Godspell is a celebration of the best of our humanity and shines a beacon of light in a dark and weary world.

Reimagined by visionary director Donna Drake as a Southern parable set in a down-on-its-luck circus during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, Godspell will transform your spirit and inspire you to journey out into the world and build a more Beautiful City. A hunted prophet and peacemaker are taken in by a traveling family of entertainers lost in a world of political and religious unrest. Over the course of their brief time with this miraculous man, they rediscover new hope in a simple song and salvation in basic acts of kindness and brotherhood.

The production team is joined by the aerial wizards of 2 Ring Circus, who created the spellbinding effects for last season’s family favorite The Little Mermaid. This talented team will transform The Rep’s stage into a wondrous big top where your wildest dreams will come true.

“I am overjoyed to be returning to The Rep next season as director of the newly conceived cirque/aerial version of Godspell, a new and thought-provoking spin on an age-old story,” said Director Donna Drake. “I wanted to develop and work on this production at The Rep because I know I will be surrounded by extraordinary talent, brilliant design, a supportive team and dear friends; all the tools needed to create magic. From Mary Poppins to Godspell, each production is a unique story of humankind being transformed by the teachings of love and compassion.”

Godspell is one of the most beloved musicals of the late 20th century and features a jubilant score from Stephen Schwartz, the acclaimed composer of Wicked and Pippin, that includes the songs “Day by Day,” “On the Willows” and “Beautiful City.”

About Wolfe Street Foundation:

Wolfe Street Foundation is Arkansas' largest 501 c3 dedicated exclusively to recovery from alcoholism and addiction. Since 1982, the Foundation has owned and operated Wolfe Street Center; a large facility in downtown Little Rock offering meeting spaces for recovery groups. We are a 'first stop' for people and families looking for a new way of life.

Wolfe Street Foundation also offers education and outreach services to the community helping others to understand the devastating illness of alcoholism and addiction.

16 of the 24 hours in a day, we welcome you to come recover. Wolfe Street Center is a lively place where food and fellowship are central to our mission. We serve meals, host workshops and welcome around 100,000 people through our doors to attend recovery meetings. Wolfe Street Center is open 365 days a year and no one is ever charged a penny to participate.

Venue Information

Arkansas Repertory Theater
601 Main St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 378-0405

Organizer Information

Wolfe Street Foundation


1015 S. Louisiana St.
PO Box 3708
Little Rock, AR 72203
(501) 372-5662

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