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February 10 - February 26, 2012
Dates: Closed. This production had its run February 10 - 26, 2012.
Directed by Michael Dotson
Choreographed by Carol Worcel
Music Direction by Brent Marty
Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparking score by Stephen Schwartz, "Godspell" boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, "Day By Day". As the cast performs "Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord", "Learn Your Lessons Well", "All For The Best", "All Good Gifts", "Turn Back, O Man", and "By My Side", the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life.
Dates: Closed. This production had its run December 16-18, 2011.
The Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts
4 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032
For Tickets and Information
Call the box office at 317-843-3800 or visit the Center for the Performing Arts website.
Michael Dotson - Director
Michael Dotson (Director) –You may remember seeing Michael on stage in THE ANDREWS BROTHERS (Lawrence Andrews) and FOREVER PLAID (Frankie) here at ATI. He is so proud and thankful to be working again with such a great company, but from the other side of the footlights. Over the course of his career he has been a Director, Assistant Director, Assistant Choreographer, Dance Captain, Stage Manager and Actor in close to 100 productions. On top of all that, Michael is in the process of writing a new musical giving audiences a backstage peek into the daily drama of a national touring show. Other Directing credits include FOREVER PLAID and CINDERELLA. Michael can’t begin to thank Don, Judy and Cindy enough for this wonderful opportunity to bring GODSPELL to life for a new audience. He dedicates this production to his 97 year old grandmother, who recently passed away, for helping to instill in him the drive to follow his own path to reach his dreams. LSL-JPA
Brandon Alstott as "Jesus"
Brandon is thrilled to be making his ATI debut with such a great show like GODSPELL. He is a Ball State graduate and a frequent performer in the Indianapolis theatre community. Previous roles include: Georg in SPRING AWAKENING (The Phoenix Theatre), Jeff in THE SUM OF US (Stageworthy Productions), Henry in FRANKENSTEIN: A NEW MUSICAL (Buck Creek Players), The Pharoah in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, Bo Decker in BUS STOP, and Billy Bigelow in CAROUSEL (all at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre). In his free time he enjoys watching classic movies, playing guitar, golfing, camping, fishing, singing Frank Sinatra songs in his car, and playing with his Jack Russell Terrier named Jackson. Brandon would like to thank his family and friends for their constant support of his theatre addiction.
Tim is excited to be performing again with ATI in one of his favorite shows. Audiences may remember his portrayal of Fred Casely in last season's CHICAGO, one of his favorite roles to date. In addition to other ATI productions, Tim has performed locally with American Cabaret Theatre, Edyvean Repertory Theatre, Theatre on the Square, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre and Footlite Musicals. Favorite credits: BIG RIVER (Tom Sawyer/ Encore Award), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (Caiaphas/ Encore Nomination), THE WIZ (Scarecrow), DAMN YANKEES (Smokey), SWING!, JOSEPH... DREAMCOAT, CHILDREN OF EDEN, and DISCO NIGHTS. Tim's voice is featured on recordings for Hal Leonard Publishing (Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and others) and MTI's Broadway Junior Collection (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, THE MUSIC MAN, GUYS AND DOLLS). Tim can be seen (and heard) belting out Broadway, Rock, Pop, Country songs and more along with other Indy-area theatre regulars as co-host of NOISE! Open Mic Piano Cabaret every 2nd Friday at the White Rabbit Cabaret in Fountain Square (www.noiseindy.com).
Judy Fitzgerald *
Judy has been seen on such famous stages as Radio City Music Hall with Glen Close; Madison Square Garden with Liza Minnelli (conducted by Marvin Hamlisch); and all across the nation touring with legends Debbie Reynolds, Shirley Jones and Omar Sharif. Her experience has led to her performing with other famed artists such as Bob Newhart and Betty Buckley. Off-Broadway credits include: Swingtime Canteen with Tony Award winner Charles Busch; Placido Domingo’s operetta VLAD; Dodsworth with George Lee Andrews and Marni Nixon; Irene with Lee Roy Reams; She has been the Concert Soloist with Maestro Robert Moody and the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and one of her most cherished honors is assisting the legendary Adolph Green of the renowned writing team Comden & Green. Judy is the Artistic Director and a co-founder of Actors Theatre of Indiana.
Paul D. Nicely
Paul is a native of Indiana who’s performed in Houston and NYC, both of which Paul called home for a number of years. Paul’s ‘day job’ is Production Coordinator for CYT, Christian Youth Theatre. It's a job that supports his love of theatre, which he believes is a wonderful means of educational and personal development on whichever side of the stage; back, on, or in front. Some of his work in Indianapolis includes roles at Booth Tarkington, Beef & Boards, Footlite Musicals, and The IndyFringe Festival. Favorite roles include Cervantes in La Mancha and Booth in Assassins. He’s currently pushing for ANY theatre to let him play Benjamin Barker. To all, All Good Gifts.
Matt Patterson * as "John/Judas"
Matt Patterson has had the opportunity to perform in a variety of musical genres, including opera, choral chamber music, concertos, and musical theatre. Most recently, he was cast as Georg/Dieter in The Phoenix Theatre's production of SPRING AWAKENING. Some of Matt's favorite roles include Hero in A FUNNY THING... FORUM, Capt. Walker in TOMMY, Pan in BAT BOY, Jamie in THE LAST 5 YEARS, Capt. Hook in PETER PAN, Curly in OKLAHOME!, and Claude in HAIR. Matt has received numerous awards from the National Association of Teachers of Singing for both classical and musical theatre performance, as well as a nomination two years in a row by the Encore Association. He has had the opportunity to work with nationally acclaimed composers and performers, including Jake Heggie, Samuel Adler, and Nathan Gunn, as well as having been trained by Caroline Smith (DePauw University), Brian Horne (Indiana University, DePauw University), and David Mannell (IUPUI). Matt would like to thank his cast, as well as his family and friends for supporting him in whatever he does. Enjoy the show!
Lincoln M. Slentz is very excited to be making his debut with Actors Theater of Indiana in this production of GODSPELL! He graduated from Purdue University where he participated in productions of URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL and HAIR. Most recently, he has been seen in the Midwest premier of SPRING AWAKENING. He would like to take the chance to thank his family and friends who support him through everything. I love you all very much!
Mackenzie Travers is thrilled to be making her debut with Actors Theatre of Indiana. Recently she was seen in the premiere of STRIKE! The Musical, at the Indy Fringe Festival. Other past roles include the title role in EURYDICE, Emily Webb in OUR TOWN and Kate Rushton in WORKING. She has studied voice with Terry LaBolt, Lorian Schwaber and Barbara Paré. Mackenzie has a B.A. from DePauw University and when not performing, works for The Cabaret at The Columbia Club. So many thanks to her family and friends for their unending support.
Claire is so glad to be back at ATI for GODSPELL, having already celebrated the man upstairs as Sister Hubert in 2010's production of NUNSENSE! You might also have seen Claire in last year's AVENUE Q and A VERY PHOENIX XMAS at the Phoenix Theatre. She is a proud seven-year member of ComedySportz Indianapolis, where she works as an improviser, referee, high school coach, improv instructor, and dishwasher. She was also recently named the Assistant Artistic Director of CSz Indy. Claire is a founding member of Indianapolis' premier sketch comedy group, Three Dollar Bill Comedy, which wrote and performed SCHOOLHOUSE WRONG!, an IndyFringe smash hit that played to sold-out crowds. (Look for the sequel in IndyFringe 2012.) Thanks to the fantastic cast and crew for this opportunity. No matter what your beliefs, if you're being kind, you're doing it right.
Carol Worcel was lead dancer in the National Broadway Tour of 42nd STREET starring Delores Gray and played Virtue in the National Broadway Tour of ANYTHING GOES starring Leslie Uggams and Rip Taylor. Favorite credits include Yuletide Celebration with the ISO; Lilly in ANNIE; player in GODSPELL; Cassie and Val in A CHORUS LINE; principal singer/dancer in SWING!, and the Kings Six U.S.O. Show touring Western Europe with the Department of Defense. As co-owner of Blue-Eyed Events (www.BlueEyedEvents.com), Carol has produced, directed, and choreographed projects including Starquest, for Special Olympics starring Peyton Manning, The World Police and Fire Games starring CMA Award winner, Steve Wariner; and The World Premiere of Le Voyage starring Grammy and Dove winner Sandi Patty. Internationally, Carol has directed and choreographed shows aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines. She was director, choreographer and dancer with the NBA Pacemates and now serves as dance captain for Blue-Eyed Events’ All Star dance team, The Indy Blues. The Indy Blues, comprised of current/former NBA Pacemantes and NFL Colts Cheerleaders recently opened Circle of Lights to a crowd of over 100,000. Locally, Carol has performed, directed and/or choreographed for Beef and Boards, American Cabaret Theatre and the Indianapolis Civic Theatre.