Godspell | Playbill | Algonquin Arts Theatre




Conceived and Originally Directed by JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK
Music & New Lyrics by STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

Originally Produced on the New York Stage by EDGAR LANSBURY / STUART DUNCAN / JOSEPH BERUH


Musical Director


Stage Manager

Production Manager

Scenic & Sound Design

Lighting Design

Production Sponsor


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Season Producers
Janice Blanton
James & Arlene Donegan
J.L. Grandinetti
Diane & Jerry Levitz
Broadway Ray Soehngen

GODSPELL 2012 is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com


DONOVAN LEE (John the Baptist/Judas)

Creative Team

Director: IAN MOORE
Musical Director: STEPHEN STROUSE
Choreographer: LIZZY LEGREGIN
Assistant Stage Manager: MAX TOOTLEMAN
Dance Captain: SOPHIE CREED
Scenic Designer: JAN TOPOLESKI
Lighting Designer: ROMAN KLIMA
Follow Spot Operators: JES WEYGANT, LUKE WHALEN
Sound/Tech Director: JAN TOPOLESKI
Sound Board Operator: JOSEPH FICARRA

Special Thanks

Special Thanks:
JACQUIE REVIER/Playtime Costumes


Conductor/Keyboard: STEPHEN STROUSE

Musical Numbers

"Tower of Babble" ... Company
"Prepare Ye" ... John the Baptist
"Save the People" ... Jesus
"Day by Day" ... Julia
"Learn Your Lessons Well" ... Maddy
"Bless the Lord" ... Aisa
"All For the Best" ... Jesus, Judas
"All Good Gifts" ... Liam
"Light of the World" ... Willie

"Turn Back, O Man" ... Maggie
"Alas for You" ... Jesus
"By My Side" ... Hannah
"We Beseech Thee" ... Lindsey, Jayden, Gavin
"Beautiful City" ... Jesus
"On the Willows" ... Judas
"Finale" ... Jesus, Company

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Cast & Creative Team

GAVIN BAILEY is delighted to perform in Algonquin's Godspell. Gavin will be a Junior at Brick Memorial High School. Performance credits include Algonquin's Mamma Mia (Featured Choirs), A Christmas Carol (Featured Choirs), and Newsies (Finch), Surflight Peter Pan (Lost Boy), BCCT Moana (Maui) and Frozen (Kristoff) and New Jersey Performing Arts (Savion Glover's A Coltrane Story). Gavin enjoys running X-country and Track & Field. Gavin thanks the director, cast and production crew.

MAGGIE BLAISE is looking for some new movies/tv shows to watch so if you see her after the show let her know some of your favs. She wouldn't be opposed to music suggestions either. Oh! And she's super excited to be in a show again after such a crazy year etc, etc. You know the drill ... so how about those movie recommendations?

MADELYN FERNANDEZ is a junior at Neptune High School and has been involved in theater her whole life! She's played roles such as Roger in Rent, Audrey in Little Shop, and Carmen in Fame. She's also performed in various ensemble roles with Premier Theatre. Maddy is so excited to be back on stage with such an amazing group of people after this wacky year. She hopes everyone enjoys the show and she'd like to thank the cast, crew, and pit for the insane amount of work they've put into this wonderful production!

AISA FEROTOVICis excited to be performing in her first community theatre production. She is a rising sophomore at Drexel University majoring in Entertainment and Arts Management. Performance credits include Legally Blonde (Paulette), Les Miserables (Cosette), and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Rona Lisa Peretti) at Long Branch High School. Special shoutout to the cast and crew for making this an incredible experience, and endless gratitude to her family for their undeniable support!

JAYDEN FUSCO is honored to perform in Godspell! Jayden is a Junior Music Education Major at TCNJ. Performance credits include Prentiss (Peter and the Starcatcher), Specs (Newsies), Emcee (Chicago) and Jay (Lost in Yonkers). Jayden has been doing theater since freshman year of high school and hasn't stopped since! Special thank you to the cast and production crew for welcoming him in with open arms and plenty of jokes!

DONOVAN LEE (John the Baptist/Judas) is very excited to be in Godspell. Donovan is a college student studying performing arts at Montclair State University. Some of Donovan's past roles include Moon over Buffalo (Howard), Peter and the Starcatcher (Black Stache), and Godspell (Judas). Donovan would like to thank his friends and family for always supporting him.

JULIA LUPI is beyond thrilled to be returning to the Algonquin stage! Some of her favorite credits include Beauty and the Beast (Belle), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Nora), Peter Pan (Wendy), A Christmas Carol (Emily) and Mamma Mia! (Lisa). She would like to thank the entire production team and cast for a wonderful experience!

LIAM JAMES McGETTIGAN is a senior Literature major at Stockton University. His favorite credits include
Tunny (American Idiot) and Quasimodo (Hunchback of Norte Dame). He'd like to thank his friends and family for their unwavering love and support. Break a leg cast and crew!

LINDSEY "LA" MONACO is ecstatic to be back at AAT after not being able to perform for over a year! She has been in four other productions of Godspell in the past, but this being the first time getting to perform the revival! Some favorite roles include; Reno Sweeney (Anything Goes), Miss Hannigan (Annie), Rosie Alvarez (Bye Bye Birdie), Kitty (Drowsy Chaperone), Consuela (WSS), and Mazeppa (Gypsy). Break legs cast & crew!

WILLIE NAESS is submitting a bio of no more than 75 words. It includes the usual—favorite roles, thank yous to friends and family, fun facts, humorous anecdotes, and a note about how slim the stage manager looks in black.

HANNAH TEZA is so excited to be back on the AAT stage after performing in Newsies and Mamma Mia! in 2019. Favorite past shows include The Wedding Singer (Julia), Scrooge (Isabel), Big Fish (Josephine), and of course anything else Brendan Flanagan has done with her. Hannah is going to be a freshman at the University of Delaware this fall majoring in elementary education unless somebody in the audience sees her and promptly casts her in a Hallmark movie. Big thanks to the cast, Ian, Stephen, Lizzy, Brendan, and Max for making this process so amazing.

KEVIN THROWER (Jesus) is thrilled to be here creating art with such talented people. Previous roles include Shrek (Shrek the Musical, SLTC) and Sebastian (The Little Mermaid, Algonquin Arts Theatre). Special thanks to the cast and production staff for making this experience so tremendously special. For Nicholetta and Oliver - I couldn't do this without your love and support. My deepest gratitude to all those joining us as we share a message of love, community and acceptance. You are all the light of the world!

IAN MOORE (Director) learned his strong work ethic from his dad who was a lineman for AT&T and his mom was a customer service representative for a credit card rewards program. Scouts kept an eye on his potential and natural talent at Stetson College, and after a few years toiling on small stages from the Sun Belt to the Rust Belt, he finally made his New York debut on May 15, 2014. He fully grasped changing the speed of his delivery thanks to working with a New York City legend while both were on the winter-circuit in Florida. Finally cut his hair in the winter of 2017, and subsequently started winning awards for his performances. When his supporting cast doesn't bring it, he's known to belt out all of the hits on a given day. #LFGM

STEPHEN STROUSE (Musical Director) is thrilled to be working with this creative team on this production of Godspell. Relearning how to create in our current environment has been both rewarding and invigorating. He recently retired after 36 years of teaching. Stephen is very fortunate to have a wife who gives him continuous and loving support for which he is very grateful. Algonquin Credits: The Music Man; 13; The Wizard of Oz; A Charlie Brown Christmas; Shrek; King and I; The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee; The Little Mermaid; Elf, Jr; Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story; The Fantasticks; Beauty and the Beast; Algonquin the Musical; Camelot; Newsies; A Chorus Line; Mamma Mia; Cabar-AYE; Starting Here, Starting Now

LIZZY LEGREGIN (Choreographer), an Algonquin Arts Theatre veteran, has had an exceptional experience making her choreography debut on this production. Lizzy holds her B.A. in Dance performance from Georgian Court University and has performed, educated and choreographed professionally across NJ since graduating. Credits: JOSEPH ... DREAMCOAT Axelrod PAC, SISTER ACT Kean University (Assistant choreographer), CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY SeaShore Day camp (Choreographer). Lizzy sends thanks to this fabulous cast, and to all who have supported her journey. Instagram:

SOPHIE CREED (Dance Captain) is a junior at Manasquan HS and couldn't be more thrilled to be dance captain for Godspell. She has grown up being primarily a dancer but has never been dance captain! She has previously been in 6 shows with Algonquin and would like to thank Lizzy Legregin for believing in her with this role. She would also like to thank her dance teacher Nicole Ceballos & her family/friends for their continuous support. Break legs to the cast!

BRENDAN FLANAGAN (Stage Manager)is honored to be even a small part of this production. Thank you to this most brilliant cast for sharing not only your talent, but your profound love and joy with me. I'll treasure this experience always. Special thanks to Max for his hard work and dedication during the process. Previous PSM credits: A Chorus Line, A Funny Thing...Forum, Beauty and the Beast, AYE A Charlie Brown Christmas

MAX TOOTLEMAN (Assistant Stage Manager) is happy to be working in a physical theatre again after too many virtual productions. Max recently graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) where he studied Theatre Acting and Directing. Recent roles and positions include Assistant Directing FDU's Hay Feverand Twelfth Night, and Corin in As You Like It. Max is a published author and would like to thank the cast and crew for making this a great show to work on.

JAN TOPOLESKI (Scenic & Sound Design) Algonquin's TD. Acting credits: A Christmas Carol (One-man Show), King Arthur (Camelot), Ebenezer Scrooge (Christmas Carol the Musical) & The Old Man (A Christmas Story). Other roles: Juan Peron (Evita), Don Quixote (Man of La Mancha), Lord Farquaad (Shrek), Captain Von Trapp (Sound of Music, Emile De Becque (South Pacific). Directing credits: Noises Off, Carousel, South Pacific, The 39 Steps, Jekyll & Hyde, The Producers, A Few Good Men.

ROMAN KLIMA (Lighting Design) is a Lighting, Scenic, Sound & Video designer. His work has been seen at Algonquin Arts Theatre, The Bickford Theatre, Middlesex County College, Brookdale Community College, State Theater New Jersey, Middlesex County's Plays in the Park, The Forum Theater, & countless venues throughout the tristate area.


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