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RVP announces 'Godspell' cast

HENRY —áRiver Valley Players has announced the cast for “Godspell.”

"Godspell" was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz of Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," "Godspell" features a parade of beloved songs including: "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "All for the Best," "All Good Gifts," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side." This 2012 revival version updates the music to incorporate jazzier harmonies with a rock edge, as well as modernizes references in the parables.

The cast includes: Jesus: Mark Nowakowski of Tonica; John the Baptist/Judas, Brian Shaver of Lostant; and Steve Hausler of Peoria, Corbin Shaver of Lostant, Amy Lund of Tonica, Adriene VanHorn of Mendota, Ethan Shaver of Lostant, Lacy Papazis of Peoria, Karen Leifheit of Ottawa, Jenifer Shaver of Lostant, Elizabeth Wild of Henry, Charlotte Balensiefen of Henry and Karisa Hoag of Peoria.

Performances will be April 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at St. John's XXIII Community Center, 1302 Second St. in Henry.

For more information, visit the River Valley Players Facebook page or

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