As I sit here writing to you, I have just come back from watching the opening performance of Godspell, presented by Siena’s own Creative Arts students and members of Stage III. I walked into this performance not quite knowing a lot about the premise of the play, but in a way I’m glad I did, because no amount of research could have prepared me for the amazing performance that took place in the Beaudoin Theater here tonight.
I could go on and on about how amazing the cast was, how well the music was performed, how great the set looked, but there was one major aspect of this performance that stood out to me. Looking through the program that was handed out at the door, I immediately noticed that everyone who had some kind of a role in this project worked as a team. Professors weren’t separated to positions of higher authority, students were able to have significant roles behind the scenes, and actors were brought in from all over the area, including Audrey Carlton, who graduated Siena in 2014. It really was incredible to have the privilege to see everyone’s efforts come together in one overall show and you could really see the dynamic that the cast had with one another on stage. The entire performance ran smoothly and perfectly and I know that there were a few tears in the audience when Siena senior Matt Tenorio (who played Jesus) brought us through the final death scene!
If you have the chance this weekend, you really should try to see Godspell! Admission is completely free and on a first come first serve basis and the talent presented by the entire cast and crew is really something that cannot be accurately described in words. The cast will be performing Friday, September 30th at 8:00pm, Saturday, October 1st at 8:00pm, and Sunday, October 2nd at 2:00pm.
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