February 8, 2012

Feb. 10-26

Actors Theatre of Indiana

 There are two kinds of people in this world: those who prefer “Jesus Christ Superstar” and those who prefer “Godspell.” While I admire both, I’ve always had more of a fondness for the latter, which could be because it’s where I took my first theater date. But it’s more because the show, when done well, speaks beautifully to our universal need for friends and teachers. In its joyful simplicity—and with catchy tunes—“Godspell” is kind of a “School House Rock” of the Gospel according to Matthew. And I’m looking forward to seeing what the professional Actors Theatre of Indiana does with it. The cast includes Brandon Alstott and Matt Peterson from the Phoenix Theatre’s “Spring Awakening.”  Details here.