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...