Godspell Dinner Theatre May 13-15

Dates: May 13, 14 & 15
Times: Friday 6:00 pm; Saturday 2:30 pm; Saturday 6:00 pm; Sunday 2:30 pm
Tickets: Online or call 423-538-7822
Prices: $20 for ticket and meal; $10 for show ticket only
Matinee shows do not include a meal but dessert will be available for purchase.

Godspell Color [Converted]Bluff City United Methodist Church presents the Broadway award-winning musical, Godspell, and dinner theatre with matinee and evening performances May 13, 14, & 15 at Bluff City UMC’s Wesley Center 265 Main Street, Bluff City, TN, with tickets on sale now!

Godspell is the entertaining telling of Jesus Christ’s parables, using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. Music Theatre International describes Godspell as an eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus’s ministry dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’s messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, including Day by Day and Light of the World, a book by visionary playwright John-Michael Tebelak, and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.

The cast features area theatre performers Dan Gray as Jesus, James Altman at John the Baptist/Judas, and Hyacynth Barbera, Steve Baskett, Ashton Bishop, Kaylie Crain, Camille Gray, Luke Gray, Samantha Gray, Mary Lundin, Coy Owens, and Matthew Torbett as disciples. The crew is led by director Camille Gray, with the help of musical director Kim Lundin, assistant director Zaiah Gray, and accompanist Jane Bellamy.

“Bluff City has produced many wonderful shows and it’s exciting for our church to bring this entertainment back to our community, along with fellowship and a good meal!” says Nancy Forrester, Lay Leader of Bluff City UMC. Bluff City UMC pastor, Dan Gray, said “Godspell brings you even closer to the message of the Gospel of Matthew and through these songs and drama expands your understanding of following Jesus helping to love and serve him more nearly.”

The community is invited to experience their faith through this classic musical presentation while enjoying the fellowship of a meal and dessert together. Godspell runs May 13-15, with evening performances on Friday and Saturday with dinner beginning at 6:00 pm and the show beginning at 7:00 pm for $20 a ticket or $10 for the show only.  Saturday and Sunday 2:30 pm matinee shows are $10 a ticket and will have refreshments and desserts for purchase. For reservations, go to BluffCityUMC.org or call 423-538-7822.

“I’ve grown up with this production and I want to capture what everyone loves about it and hopes to see,” said Camille Gray, Director. “I’m grateful to everyone for working so hard on this production and making it so fun–just like the community in Godspell.”

Bluff City UMC’s presentation of Godspell is a high school senior final project production, directed by Camille Gray. Camille will be attending Emory & Henry College Fall 2016 to pursue a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She began her theatre career in 2003 with Theatre Bristol at the age of five. Since then, Camille has been in or involved in over 30 productions in the Tri-Cities area. Her project benefits Bluff City UMC ministries and missions.