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Godspell

The USC Beaufort Center for the Arts presents Godspell, a musical by Stephen Schwartz and with book by John-Michael Tebelak, March 11-13 & 18-20. It’s a modern-day version of the gospels, opening with John the Baptist calling a disparate group of young New Yorkers from their workaday lives to follow and learn from Jesus. They form a roving acting troupe that enacts the parables through song and dance, comedy, and mime. Jesus’ ministry ends with a last supper, his Crucifixion in a junkyard, and, the following morning, his body being carried aloft by his apostles back into the world of the living on the streets of New York.