LAKELAND, Fla. , Feb. 16, The Festival of Fine Arts is in full swing for the Spring semester at Florida Southern College .
Next to take the stage at Buckner Theatre will be a student-led performance of Godspell that is scheduled to run through February 27 .
Godspell is based on the book by John-Michael Tebelak , which tells of a small group of people that help Jesus Christ teach different parables through a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a large dose of comic timing.
An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, will accompany the performers as they chronicle Jesus' life into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion.
Music and lyrics were done by acclaimed composer Steven Schwartz , who is also responsible for hits like Pippin and Wicked.
The play will be directed by Florida Southern's Technical Director of the Department of Theatre Arts, James F. Beck , under the musical direction of Florida Southern's Musical Theatre Program Coordinator, Christianne Roll .
Godspell will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 17-19 and Feb. 24-26 . Sunday performances are scheduled for Feb. 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m.
The cost of admission is $9 for children and $18 for adults. Florida Southern faculty, staff and students can get in free with their identification card.
Masks are required inside Buckner Theatre. For more information call the Buckner Theatre Box Office at 863-680-3089.
About Florida Southern College
Founded in 1883, Florida Southern College is the oldest private college in the state. The College maintains its commitment to academic excellence through 70+ undergraduate programs and distinctive graduate programs in business administration, education, nursing, and physical therapy. Florida Southern has a 14:1 student-to-faculty ratio, is an award-winning national leader in engaged learning, and boasts 30 NCAA Division II National Championships. Florida Southern is ranked at #8 among the "Best Regional Universities in the South" by U.S. News & World Report in its 2022 "Best Colleges" guide and is included in The Princeton Review's 2022 Best 387 Colleges guide and the "Fiske Guide to Colleges 2022." The 2021-2022 Colleges of Distinction guidebook praises Florida Southern's AACSB accredited Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise alongside the College's School of Education and its Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences. Poets&Quants , U.S. News & World Report , Fortune , and The Princeton Review further laud the Barney Barnett School of Business and Free Enterprise and the Ann Blanton Edwards School of Nursing and Health Sciences as foremost programs in the nation for business and nursing education. Home to the world's largest single-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, FSC has appeared on The Princeton Review's top 20 "Most Beautiful Campus" national listing for 12 consecutive years. Connect with Florida Southern College.
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