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RCBC Lamplight Players now performing the spring musical Godspell (2012)

Pictured: RCBC students rehearsing Godspell (2012)

Join Rowan College at Burlington County’s Lamplight Players for a production of Godspell (2012), a revival of the 1971 original musical.
 
They will take the stage tonight, Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m., and again Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 30 at 2 p.m. General admission is $15 and students with a valid RCBC ID are $10.
 
To purchase tickets, please visit rcbc.edu/theatre/tickets.
 
“Godspell is about the coming together of a community. This is a theme that resonates in our society today,” said Theatre Director Patricia Cohill. “While many today are focused on what makes us different, it is important to consider and celebrate what connects us. Godspell is a celebration!”
 
The musical is based largely on the Gospel of Matthew, and follows the character Jesus.
 
“It’s a lot of Biblical dialogue instead of just regular English,” noted Mount Laurel resident Ben Kirvan, who will play Jesus in the upcoming production. “It’s a challenge I’ve enjoyed taking on.”
 
Godspell (2012) will be Kirvan’s third production with the Lamplight Players; he has also been involved with the college’s performances of “Rent” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
 
For Cherry Hill resident, Michael Aquilino, his role as Judas and John the Baptist will be his first with the Lamplight Players.
 
“This is a good opportunity and good experience,” Aquilino said. “I’m excited to push myself.
 
“I like how Judas is so close to Jesus, but at the same time it’s ironic how he betrays him at the end. It’s fun being a character that’s not necessarily the good character,” Aquilino added.
 
Some of the troupe’s previous productions have drawn standing room-only crowds on the Pemberton Campus. This year, the production will take place on the Mount Laurel Campus as the college continues its transition from Pemberton.
 
“We are very excited to be working in Mount Laurel and look forward to new opportunities that await our students and community members who are looking for new theatrical experiences,” Cohill said.