Artscape 2017 music schedule

Stephen Schwartz

The 'Godspell' according to Infinity Theatre

The 'Godspell' according to Infinity Theatre

Infinity Theatre's current production of "Godspell" taps energy from several renditions of this memorable musical — the 1971 original, the 2012 revision with new music and lyrics created by Stephen Schwartz, and this version with Infinity's own twist.

In 1971 this musical — with book by John-Michael Tebelak and music by Schwartz — brought its hippie and flower child message of love and inclusion onto the Broadway stage.

Now almost 50 years later, a new approach adds a contemporary feel while emphasizing the continued relevance of the parable teachings from the Beatitudes.

Particularly welcome in Infinity's "Godspell" is the irresistible beat that...