Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak

Music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Originally Produced on the New York Stage by

Edgar Lansburry/Stuart Duncan/ Joseph Beruh

Directed by: Pauline Hesson & Cathi Wickett

March 11th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th & 19th: 2011

Special Arrangements by Theatre Maximus, New York

"By My Side" was written by Peggy Gordon

and the lyrics thereof by Jay Hamburger

Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by GODSPELL boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day." As the cast performs "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All For The Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side," the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, GODSPELL is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.


Jesus – Steve Kohtz

John the Baptist/Judas – Lonnie Appleby

Jeffrey – Scott Schaeffer

Lamar – Joe Peterson

Herb – Travis Padget

Robin – Ellen Schumann

Joanne – Stephanie Alexander

Peggy – Meredith McKay

Sonia – Nikole Kalatzakis

Gilmer – Kathy Smith 


Conductor/Percussion – Cathi Wickett

Pianist – Greta Wallace

Bass Piano – Rachel Faidley

Production Staff

Choreographer - Meredith McKay, Amanda Roberts

Stage Manager - Jane Taylor

Poster/Playbill Cover - Stephanie Alexander

Playbill Typist - Kathy Ashburn

Costumes - Sue Beukema and Cast

Light Crew - Tim Blount, Wanda Blount, Garry Stoner, Robin Stoner, Sean Healy

Set Crew - Harvey Olsthoorn, Sasndy Olsthoorn

Script - Nina Robson

Sound - Sue Beukema, Terry Faidley, Ryan Hall

Make-up - Cindy Healy, Pete Sciarrotta