Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – The Gospel of St. Matthew will receive a rockin’ contemporary spin when Apex Theatre Studio mounts its highly successful production of Godspell, the well-loved Off-Broadway classic. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 5 and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 in the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A North, Ponte Vedra Beach.
An instant hit when it was produced Off Broadway in 1971, Godspell offers a variety of musical styles and theatrical formats to make the Gospel of St. Matthew accessible to today’s audiences. Its much-loved score includes the hits “Day By Day” and “Prepare Ye The Way.”
“We had such a phenomenal response to the production last summer,” said Ian Mairs, artistic director for the show. “It was clear to us that we needed to provide the artists and the community with more opportunities to experience the show.”
Mairs created the Summer Musical Theatre Intensive along with vocal coach Matt Morgan, to provide “a small but mighty group of theater students the opportunity to work at an advanced level of training.”
The cast includes students from the University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Stanton College Preparatory School and Bartram Trail High school.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and seniors. General Admission tickets are available online at www.pvconcerthall.com as well as at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Office. Student and senior tickets are available only at the Box Office.
Apex Theatre Studio is a non-profit performing arts training center celebrating its third year in operation. Apex fosters young artists with a passion and curiosity for acting, singing, dancing and stagecraft through a series of master classes, intensives, readings and theatrical presentations. Apex Theatre Studio is located at 5150 Palm Valley Road and will offer a full range of summer classes to support young actors in the Northeast Florida area. Summer classes, intensives and workshop schedules are available at www.apextheatrejax.com
IF YOU GO
- SHOW: Apex Theatre Studio presents “Godspell”
- TIMES: Friday, August 5 — doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
Saturday, August 6 — Matinee show at 2 p.m.; evening show at 8 p.m.
- TICKETS: $25 General Reserved Seating; $20 for Students and Seniors (available only at the box office)
- WEBSITES: www.pvconcerthall.com, www.apextheatrejax.com