This production is graced by a full set of excellent voices, supported and enhanced by a backstage choir of four MORE great voices, (Michael Garnett, Jessica Glaser, Spencer Ralph and Racheal Raymer) plus an excellent orchestra (John Dale Smith, Don Sovey, Yoshihiro Fukagawa, Jerry Krause, Johnathan Smith), fun, energetic acting — plus a creative, surprising set and dramatic lighting (both by Tim Fox).
Matt Eldred is a benevolent yet commanding Jesus, with an excellent voice. The ensemble was diverse in many ways which enhanced the message of inclusion and brotherhood. Their similarity was great singing voices. I was particularly impressed with Ben English, Abigail Grill and Tigi Habtemariam -- but all of them sounded great: Katelyn Curtis, Rachel Dalton, Zion Jackson, Stephanie Bebermeyer Lee, Mary Maurer, and Christian Wojtowicz. Director John Delaney has infused his merry band with a sense of love and playfulness that serves the show well.
This heartfelt GODSPELL is well on its way to packed houses but good tickets are still available - 2pm Sundays, 7 pm Thursday, 8 pm Fri/Sat -through June 8 - $20/18 - call 482-5700 or reserve online www.RiverwalkTheatre.com