April 18 - May 5

Godspell

The ultimate and timeless tale of friendship and loyalty Godspell is the musical sensation that continues to touch audiences and remind them of the power of forgiveness and love.

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Main Stage

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The ultimate tale of friendship and loyalty, Godspell is the musical sensation that continues to touch audiences and remind them of the power of forgiveness and love. The first major musical offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz, Godspell features an infectious pop/rock score with a barrage of pop hits that crossed over into mainstream music, including the billboard hit “Day by Day” and many more!

Creative Team

music & lyrics by
STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

book by
JOHN-MICHAEL TEBELAK

directed by
EMILY SHACKELFORD

choreography by
MARC WAYNE

music director
TY TUTTLE

 

 

scenic designer
GABBY RONEY

costume designer
STRIPES WILSON

lighting designer
SHELBI ARNDT

sound designer
GIANNA AGOSTINO

stage manager
LACEY WILLIS

Performers

Alex Herrera

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Alex Herrera is very grateful to be making his MTH debut! Favorite credits include; Off-Broadway: Pride House (World Premiere), Imbible Day Drinking (Tenor), Side Show (Buddy); NYC: Broadway in Bryant Park; National Tours: Fiddler on the Roof, All Shook Up; Regional: Jersey Boys (NCL)(Mason Street), Matilda (Engeman Theater), Light in the Piazza (Fabrizio), Disney Cruise Lines Aladdin the Musical (Aladdin); TV: History Channel Food That Built America(Season 4.)
He is excited to be working with Emily Shackelford! Many thanks to Emily, cast, and crew. Also, much love to his parents and friends for their endless love and support. @alexherrera88

Brian Vaughn

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Brian Vaughn is an educator and musician from Kansas City, MO making a return to the world of performing musical theater after an absence spent educating K-5 music in Columbia, MO and Lee’s Summit, MO. A celebrated trombonist, Brian has performed with Collegiate Shag Brass Band, Columbia Jazz Orchestra, Lee’s Summit Jazz Orchestra, The Missouri Symphony, Mid America Freedom Band, and various churches and pit orchestras in the Missouri area. Brian was the Interim Education Director for MTH’s youth summer camps in 2023. Brian would like to thank Emily Shackelford for getting him back onstage, his family for their support, and his best friend Chip for demanding he get back to this.

Christian Owen

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“Chris is ecstatic to be back on the MTH stage for Godspell! Past credits include: Beautiful: The Carol King Musical(MTKC Pro), Bye Bye Birdie(MTKC Pro) Prejudice and Pride(59E59 Theatre), The Life and Music or Hank Williams(Theatre Atchison Pro), The Spongebob Squarepants Musical(The Coterie Theatre), Joseph….Dreamcoat( New Theatre Restaurant).”

James Hawkins

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James is extremely thrilled for this to be his MTH debut. He was once one of the first MTH campers and is glad to be back. He is a local actor and has worked with theaters like The Coterie Theater, KCRep, and MTKC. He was a 2018 Vincent Legacy Scholarship Recipient. He has performed in the Annual Starlight Gala. Local credits include: Akeelah And The Bee (The Coterie Theater), Christmas Carol (KCRep, 2018), and Big River (Black Rep and MTHKC). Other MTKC shows include Little Shop of Horrors, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Footloose, Shrek, Something Rotten, Let It Be, and Band Geeks. He was privileged to be a part of the staged reading of Black Man, MO at the KC Public Theater. He is also a part of the chamber choir at his school and has achieved the highest score on his solo, both regional and state. He would like to give thanks to all his supporters, especially his mother and grandmother.

Linnaia McKenzie

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After a hiatus from the musical theater stage, Linnaia is elated to be making her return in this production of GODSPELL. Linnaia has been part of the MTH family since 2013 where she made her MTH debut in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. Today, Linnaia now serves as the Associate Producer at MTH and Curator/Director for our Ruby Room Series. When away from the theater, she fulfills several other roles as a Project Manager, Founder and Community Organizer for a Local Non-Profit Organization (www.aagjc.org) and, the best role of all, Mother to her loving daughter Genesis (follow us on Instagram: @theadventuresofgandme). Local: New Theater Restaurant, KC Rep, Spinning Tree, Coterie, Quality Hill Playhouse, Music Theater Heritage, KC Melting Pot, MET, Living Room and Paul Mesner Puppets. Regional: Fulton Theatre, Maine State Music Theater. “Thank you Lord for another opportunity to share my gifts. Love you, GG!”

Madoka Koguchi

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Madoka Koguchi (she/her) – National tour: Miss Saigon(Gigi u/s), US & International credits include: Legally Blonde(Starlight), A Chorus Line(MTH), Warlovers(Theatre Row NYC), Busch Gardens, Rent(Tokyo), Mother “Story of Tome Torihama”(East Japan Tour) and Diggin’ The Decades(Toronto). @madoka_koguchi

Maggie Hutchison

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MAGGIE HUTCHISON is very excited to return to MTH and to Godspell! Select regional credits include The Secret Garden (Martha, MTH), Beautiful:The Carole King Musical (Cynthia Weil, MTKC Pro), and The SpongeBob Musical: TYA (Karen, The Coterie). Other favorite local credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey, TTIP-Indoor) and Falsettos (Trina, Faust Theatre). She is also featured in the upcoming locally made feature film, Rennie (Barley Moon Productions). Maggie received her degree in Musical Theatre from Belmont University and is a proud graduate of St. Teresa’s Academy (go stars!). Instagram: @maghutch. Much love to her family and friends.

MaryAnn Traxler

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MaryAnn Traxler Rosinski is humbled and grateful to tell a story that is dear to her heart. Local credits include: It’s A Wonderful Life and A Chorus Line (MTH), Legally Blonde (Starlight Theatre), Freaky Friday (The New Theatre), The Spongebob Musical (The Coterie), Kinky Boots (The J), and Meet Me in St Louis (Theatre In The Park). Other credits include Carnival Cruise Line, various theme parks for RWS GLOBAL, and American Idol Season 14. All glory and honor to God. Love to Robb and Wolfe, who light up her world. @maryannrosinski

Tanner Rose

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TANNER ROSE Off-Broadway: Bells Are Ringing (The Lion Theatre, NYC). International: Vi Lieb Musikaler (Oslo National Academy of the Arts). Regional: Pryor Rendering (Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Broadway Rose Theatre Company, Portland OR); La Cage aux Folles, The Rocky Horror Show (Weitzenhoffer Theatre); The Beth Leavel Christmas Show (Oklahoma City Philharmonic). Local: The Inheritance (Unicorn Theatre); Cabaret (Music Theatre Heritage), Justice at War (The Coterie), Grand Horizons (Kansas City Actors Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Peter Pan and Wendy (KC Rep). Television: The Deuce (HBO – Streaming now!). Upcoming: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (The Coterie Theatre). AEA Member

Musicians

Ty Tuttle

Piano/MD

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Nsikoh Deiu-Amie

Bass

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Originally from Cameroon in Central Africa, Nsikoh (See-Ko) came to the U.S in 2014
with the dream of becoming one of the most prolific Bass players in the World. He started his journey at KCKCC under the mentorship of Jim Mair, who introduced him to the world of Jazz and to the music scene in KC. Later on while pursuing his associates degree in general studies, he started playing full time in the city at some of the most famous clubs “the Green Lady Lounge, The Black Dolphin, the Phoenix, Johnnie’s, The Blue Room, etc..“ with influential musicians and bands in the city such as Tim Withmer, Lonnie McFadden, Desmond Mason, Hot club KC, Son of Venezuela, The Ernesto J Band and many more… From those experiences his dreams have become bigger and are pushing him to pursue higher goals (entrepreneurship and public speaking) to inspire and teach people how to live a life of purpose.

Cindy Egger

Guitar

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Ryan Wurtz

Guitar (Sub)

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Tod Barnard

Drums

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