John Devona, director for "Godspell," (left with sound engineer John Dunkovich on the right),
called this rendition of the musical, "energetic and fun."
John Devona, director for “Godspell,” called this rendition of the musical “energetic and fun.” The cast ranges in age from 15 to 90 (“It’s a little different from a high school musical,” he said.) and Devona considered each actor’s uniqueness when casting.
“We tried to let the personality of the individual actors come across as they tell the stories and sing the songs,” Devona said. “There’s some fun times; there’s some serious times; and, of course, there’s tragic parts to the story, but it ties everyone together as a group of friends who learn from each other.”
That, to Devona, is the essence of this production of “Godspell,” as well as the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lockport UCC.
“That’s so much of what the church does,” Devona said. “We tell stories and share friendships together and learn from lessons together. As a community, we welcome everyone.”
On Feb. 25, the church White attends, the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Lockport UCC, dedicated and installed an outward symbol of it being an open and affirming congregation.
So why present “Godspell” during Lent?