“This ain’t your parents musical, honey.” Rick Anderson’s Gaydar Productions took a fresh look at an old favorite. John Trones played the role of Jesus in this updated look at John Michael-Tebelak’s book and Stephen Schwartz’s music. Included in this stage version was the song “Beautiful City”, from the film. Taking place in a gay bar, this Godspell included drag queens, a gay couple, lesbian couple, straight couple and a theatre critic.
“WHAT THE CRITICS SAID…”
City Pages praised Godspell calling it…”fresh…lively…this masterpiece of misconception (set in a gay bar) saved Godspell from being Godspell… answering the question can homosexuals love Jesus too? The answer, of course, is and how!”