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Cultural arts group will present 'Godspell'


The North Brunswick Cultural Arts "Committee will present the Rutgers University production of “Godspell,” Saturday, at 8 p.m. at the North Brunswick Township High School.

Tickets are $3 and available at the door, or may be obtained by sending a check , or money order with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the North Brunswick Cultural Arts Committee, North Brunswick Township Municipal Building, 711 Hermann Road. For further information, call (201) 247-0922.

The Rutgers University production of “Godspell” was performed earlier this year in ten performances at the Philip J. Levin Theater. “Godspell” is a modem musical based on the Gospel of St. Matthew. The show uses pantomime, comedy, narrations and songs such as “Day by Day” to relate the parables of “the good news” revealing the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

“Godspell” is being directed by Rutgers’ alumnus.
David Ardao, who as an undergraduate performed leading roles at the Little Theater at Douglass College in the productions of “The Fantastiks,” “Marat Sade,” “Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and as master of ceremonies and choreographer in “Cabaret.” Since graduating he has appeared in that same role in dinner theater.

The Rutgers production will utilize a six-piece band under the musical direction of Gloria Curcio and Alan Semok. The cast consists of five actors and five actresses whose roles change rapidly from one scene to the next. Jim Slatkowski, a Rutgers theater arts graduate student and teaching assistant, plays Jesus. He appeared earlier this season in “One flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest.” Tom Frascatore. a Rutgers sophomore will play John and Judas. The other members of the cast include students from Douglass College, Livingston College and Rutgers University: Joanne Strunk, Larry Rosen, Stephen Innocenzi, Dana Eleanor Hollowell, Carol Ann Gatlin. Marion Cooper. Julia A. Brothers and Kevin Andrews

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