June 18 will be the opening day of the 72nd summer theater season of live professional theater at St. Michael’s Playhouse in Colchester.

“This production of Godspell has been developed for St. Michael’s Playhouse by the extraordinary creative team that produced last summer’s hit musical Once, led by Chris Blisset, who also directed last year’s layhouse production of Once,” said Tobin.

“We are so excited to be presenting this production of Godspell with a company made entirely of actor-musicians,” Blisset said. “All actors in our production play musical instruments, performing as both the cast and the orchestra and the result is absolutely amazing. You won’t want to miss it.”

Performances begin on Tuesday, June 18. Performances are Tuesday-Saturday June 18-22, 25-29 (8 p.m.) and Saturday June 22 and 29 (2 p.m.).

Godspell’s vibrant and internationally acclaimed score by three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden) includes a parade of beloved songs “Day by Day,” “Prepare Ye,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”


Godspell features 10 actors (who also play all of the musical instruments in the show) Nygel D. Robinson as Jesus, Matt Ferrell as John the Baptist/Judas, with Rachel Lyn Fobbs, Ryan McCurdy, Caitlin Mesiano, Jayne Ng, Amanda Ryan Paige, Katrien Van Riel, Kristopher Saint-Louis, Jacob Shipley, along with Tessa Gordon and Avery Cutroni.


In addition to director Chris Blisset, the creative team includes Ryan McCurdy (music director) Tim Case (scenic design), Annmarie Duggan (lighting design), Jeni Hacker (choreography).


St. Michael’s Playhouse is an Actors’ Equity Association theater company that produces its productions with theater artists from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regional theater nationwide, along with Vermont-based professional actors, directors and designers. Actors’ Equity Association is the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States. Tobin adds “We rehearse our shows right here in our theater and design and build our scenery, costumes and props on location with our crew of approximately 70 professional theater artists.”


Mainstage plays of the 72nd Season are Godspell, The 39 Steps, I Love You You’re Perfect Now Change, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Season subscription packages range in price from $127 to $146. Single ticket prices range from $39 to $46. The Playhouse is located at McCarthy Arts Center, on Route 15, in Colchester. Subscriptions and single tickets may be purchased online at saintmichaelsplayouse.org or by calling 802-654-2281 or visiting the walk-up window in the lobby of McCarthy Arts Center. For a complete show schedule and more information contact the theater box office directly at 802-654-2281 or visit us at saintmichaelsplayhouse.org.