St. Clare Church to present Godspell, seeking child actors

(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

O’FALLON – Directed by husband and wife duo Stephen and Jamie Eros, St. Clare Catholic Church is excited to bring the community two fantastic evenings of entertainment.  Join them on August 3rd and 4th at 7 p.m. for Godspell!

The debut musical written by three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), will take the audience on an adventure with a small group of people who will help Jesus Christ tell different parables, each learning their own lessons along the way. 

The characters embody each actor’s personality as they learn about life through using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and just enough comic timing to keep the show exciting. The musical boasts an eclectic blend of songs featuring various styles from pop to vaudeville to country that are utilized as the

(O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. The second act quickly gets serious as the cast becomes the guests at the Last Supper and the Crucifixion and soon all can see Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

The cast features several members from the community and will feature the talented Andy Vietluf as Jesus. In addition, Godspell will employ a large cast of children who will portray several roles throughout the show, including the choir. Children who are interested in participating in Godspell can

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Andy Vietluf as Jesus Christ in the St. Clare Church production of Godspell (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Nick Miller)

still sign up for the week-long music camp that will take place at St. Clare Catholic Church the week of July 30 – August 3 from 9 a.m. -2 p.m. (bring a lunch) at a cost of $50 per child with performances on August 3rd and 4th at 7 p.m. Children in grades 4-8 can register for the camp at https://www.stclarechurch.org/godspell