The Auburn Community Players children and youth production of “Godspell Jr.” is offered in the Great Hall of Pakachoag Church Friday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 22, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $6 online, or $5 in-person for the general public. Seating is limited, please contact the Church at 508 755-8718 or visit www.auburncommunityplayers.com for tickets.

The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, Godspell JR. is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.

A group of disciples help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

The cast and ensemble of 26 students have been working the last two weeks preparing this production under the direction of Brenda Salvi, with musical direction and accompaniment by James Joinville.  Youth counselors are Derek Brigham, Emily Pease, and Megan Chestna.  Sound systems provided by R.& R. Productions, Plainfield, Connecticut.