A timeless tale reimagined: ‘Godspell’ set to open June 30 at Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts

Photo courtesy Thingamajig Theatre Company Trevor Brown (Jesus) and Nazmokeem Harvey (Judas) star in Thingamajig Theatre Company’s production of “Godspell 2012,” opening June 30 at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts.

By Cater Merritt | Thingamajig Theatre Company

In a testament to the timelessness and versatility of Stephen Schwartz’s masterpiece, Thingamajig Theatre Company is presenting a captivating rendition of “Godspell 2012” at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. 

With a skillful blend of urban rock-based melodies, outstanding performances, and a perfect balance between humor and depth, this production breathes new life into the classic tale of the gospel of Matthew.

Under the careful guidance of director and choreographer Andrew Barratt Lewis, “Godspell 2012” shines as a remarkable theatrical spectacle. The cast’s energy and commitment to their roles are evident from the moment the lights dim. 

Trevor Brown, in the role of Jesus, delivers an honest performance, exuding charisma and spiritual presence that resonates with the audience. Opposite him, Nazmokeem Harvey, portraying Judas (Jon the Baptist), captivates with a mesmerizing mix of conflicted emotions and profound vulnerability.

From the opening notes to the final curtain call, the entire cast of “Godspell 2012” delivers a feast for the senses. Harmonious group numbers and poignant solos fill the air, each performed with unwavering passion and remarkable vocal prowess. 

The production’s standout moments, such as the moving rendition of “Day by Day” and the exuberant “Prepare Ye,” demonstrate the cast’s remarkable talent and dedication to their craft, and Music Director Boni McIntyre’s work.

One of the most commendable aspects of this production is its ability to navigate seamlessly between moments of levity and profound emotion. With grace, respect and ease, the cast masters both the humorous and the weightier elements of the story, ensuring that each scene strikes a perfect balance. Under the guidance of Lewis, the actors infuse their performances with sincerity, allowing the audience to connect deeply with the characters and their journey.

“Godspell 2012” is an experience that transcends age barriers, making it an ideal outing for families seeking a meaningful and entertaining theatrical experience. Its universal themes of love, acceptance and redemption resonate with audiences of all generations, sparking introspection and a renewed sense of faith.

Don’t miss the opening weekend of “Godspell 2012,” taking place on June 30 and July 1 at 7 p.m. at the Pagosa Springs Center for the Arts. 

This magnificent production, infused with the spirit of modernity and timeless storytelling, promises to captivate theatergoers and leave an indelible mark on their hearts and minds. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable journey into the realms of music, laughter and spiritual awakening.

Tickets are available at pagosacenter.org or by calling (970) 731-SHOW (7469).