Daily Archives: April 15, 2016

Hilltop Players shine brightly in “Godspell 2012” spectacle

By Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager

Can I get a “Hallelujah!” Godspell 2012 debuted last night at West Liberty University’s Kelly Theatre, and boy, do the Hilltop Players have another hit on their hands.

Godspell tells the ever familiar story of Jesus Christ, played by the radiant Elijah Boyles. However, in order to avoid a simple retelling of Christ’s life, the musical by Stephen Schwartz focuses on Christ’s impact on the world and his disciples. Familiar biblical parables set the scene as Christ teaches his disciples lessons, such as The Golden Rule. The stories are acted out in a montage of contagiously soulful musical numbers, and the show masterfully transitions from joyous comedy to foreshadowed heartbreak.