Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Not your average high school musical

The Dance School of Scotland return to the Citizens Theatre for its thirteenth year. Based in Knightswood Secondary School in Glasgow, the Dance School of Scotland provides free vocational training alongside a mainstream academic curriculum.

Photo by Andy Ross.

The school’s Musical Theatre students are bringing Godspell, by American lyricist and composer Stephen Schwartz, to our main stage this month. First performed in 1971, Godspell is one of the iconic musicals of the decade. The show sets traditional hymns to modern music, with one of the songs, Day By Day, becoming a chart hit. The musical was so popular, a film version soon followed in 1973.



As well as contributing lyrics to a number of Disney animations, Stephen Schwartz created the phenomenal international hit, Wicked, an alternate view of the witches of The Wizard of Oz. But what remains most exciting about his early hit, Godspell, is as Stephen says “it is reinvented with each production.”




Thirty-five S5 and S6 pupils from the Dance School of Scotland will bring their own interpretation of the rock musical to the Citz under the direction of Graham Dickie in a brand new production. See how their preparations have been going in the video below.


GODSPELL AT THE CITIZENS THEATRE

10 - 13 JUNE 2015

1 comment:

carol mason said...

fabulous show, fabulous voices, such talent from these kids, I loved every minute of it xx