SPARTA — North Star Theater Company, in collaboration with Our Lady of the Lake Church in Sparta, presents the acclaimed Broadway musical “Godspell.” The musical will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Church on Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m., and Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students 18 and below and senior citizens. Tickets are now on sale at www.northstar.booktix.com using credit card. Tickets can also be purchased at the door with cash and check. Our Lady of the Lake is located at 294 Sparta Ave in Sparta.


“Godspell” features a parade of beloved songs, including "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.”


Based on the Gospel of Matthew, “Godspell” is about a small group of people who help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing.


The cast includes Sparta residents Nate Simmons as Jesus; Todd Smith as Judas; Matt Compa, Lillian Farrell, Brianna Conlon, Martha Conlon, AnMarie DeGiovanni, Paige DeGiovanni, Cassidy Faith Pry, Antoinette Downes; Andover residents Chris Motto as John the Baptist, Eliza Halteman, and Jim McGovern; Newton resident Kimberly Jackson; Vernon resident Kim Knabb, Louanne Bright of Montague and Cassandra Barckett of Pompton Lakes.


This production of Godspell also has a special Godspell Choir for people who wanted to sing, whether they were past performers or wanting to be part of a show for the first time. The choir includes Sparta residents Dominick Bartolomeo, Dominick Bartolomeo Jr., Dorota Baszczij, Frank Belardo Walter Willwerth, Ellen Willwerth, Mary Stanek; Newton resident John Hilgart and Andover resident Katherine Korkidis, Jodi Halteman and Father David McDonnell.


The Godspell Musicians include Dr. Debbie Gianuzzi; Linda O’Connell of Hamburg on guitar; Kae DeGiovanni of Sparta on bass; Nick Cortese of Sparta on drums and Bob Musto of Sparta on synthesizer.