Knoxville Children’s Theatre presents ‘Godspell, Jr.’


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Knoxville Children’s Theatre new live show is “Godspell, Jr.”

The performance is based on the Broadway play, “Godspell,” but adapted for ages six and older. “Godspell, Jr.” is performed by 10 talented young actors, ages 13 to 16.

Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Broadway musical that inspired a generation. The disciples help Jesus Christ tell parables, using a wide variety of songs and comic timing. An eclectic blend of music, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

Konnor Stump, a freshman at Bearden High, plays Jesus. Derrick Washington, Jr., a sophomore at L&N STEM Academy, will perform the role of John the Baptist, and high-school junior Lily Kate Corley will portray Judas. Celeste Paultre, Sydney Reed, Averi Richardson, Hannah Sloas, Keegan Spurr, and Simeon Thress also perform.

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Kayla June Nobbe, a junior at Gibbs High, serves as the show’s stage manager. Wheeler Moon, a junior at West High, is the play’s scenery and lighting designer. Charlotte Stark, a high-school sophomore, is the show’s costume designer. Sean Sloas will perform the duties of Production Manager. Dennis E. Perkins is the show’s director, with assistance by Wheeler Moon.

The play will be performed December 2-18 on Thursdays and Fridays at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Visit Knoxville Children’s Theatre’s website for tickets.

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