11/24/08

I've Got The Godspell Blues


Coming to the end of a great show that had a great run can be somewhat of a letdown.


That is the case with Godspell.


We had such a wonderful time doing this show. The cast was so wonderful, and we all got along great, and we were like family.


It is strange when you spend almost every night for almost three months with a group of people, and all of a sudden you hardly see them anymore.


But that is the life of community theater.


This was my 10th show I have been involved with at the Sixth Street Theater, and it was one of my favorites. Oh, they have all been pretty great, but this just had a very special feel to the cast. We loved each other. We cared about each other. We did build a community with each other, not only on stage, but backstage as well. (Believe me, this isn't always the case. I have been in some shows where there was more drama going on backstage than there was going on the stage!!!)


It is a true gift to work with a group of talented, caring individuals who are willing to give up their time to put on a great show. And this show had such a wonderful message.


At some point over the weekend, I realized we had the opportunity to share God's Word with close to 800 people over the past three weekends. My prayer is the positive message of these scriptures touched each and every person in the audience, and shed a bit of light on their lives.


I thanked God each day that I was able to put on this show to people in my community.


There is a scripture in Isaiah 55:11 that says:


11So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.


I pray as God's Word was shared at each performance, that it somehow touched people in a special way, and also gave them something to think about.


Thank you to Scott H., Scott P., Paul R., Ken B., Bode C., Rose Mary P., Joy P., Kenzie S., Sue F., Susan J., Jenny F., and Shelley H. for making this such a wonderful experience.


I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!

2 comments:

InlandEmpireGirl said...

I can speak for two people here that it touched. We have talked about it over and over. I wondered if the blues would set in. We'll chase those blues away when you get here Wednesday!

Laurie said...

It was such an awesome play. I loved so many things about it--from the great singing, to seeing old friends and former students, to bursting my buttons with pride at my brother and sister-in-law. But mostly I was so glad to see the gospel portrayed. Well worth the trip.