Ken Davenport just announced that Godspell is playing its final performance on Sunday, the 24th of June. I’m not surprised but I am heartbroken. This show was fun, it was beautiful, and it brought me back to theater in a way I thought I’d forgotten.
I feel entirely blessed that it’s been a part of my life for the roughly eight months it’s been at Circle in the Square. I’ve seen it 12 times, including the first preview and opening night. It’s far from the most times I’ve seen a show and it’s far from the number of times many others have seen it. But I love that I’ve seen it that many times. I’ll see it once more, I believe, and I’m incredibly sad that I won’t be in town for the final show.
So, as the photo says (which I took during Opening Night curtain call), Thank you - to Ken Davenport, to Stephen Schwartz, to Danny Goldstein, to the cast both past and present, to the crew and administrative workers, to everyone involved with this production - for letting us into the beautiful city you’ve created.