Godspell – Tent Theatre

Prepare ye for Godspell, a modern-day retelling of the New Testament parables. With a Tony-nominated score of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, including the hit song “Day by Day,” composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) brings to vibrant life the timeless messages of kindness, tolerance, and love.


Godspell is performed live, in-person, July 9-11, July 22-25, and Aug. 5-8, 2021, in the event tent in The Playhouse parking lot. There are no virtual options.

Godspell is performed in repertory, alternating weeks, with Plaza Suite. Plaza Suite performances are July 16-18 and July 29-Aug. 1, 2021. Click here for more information on Plaza Suite. The family show Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical is on the tent stage Saturday mornings, July 10, 17, 24, 31, & Aug. 7, 2021. Click here for more information Polkadots.

If you are using 2020-21 Flex Four season tickets, credit, a gift certificate, or a Guest Pass for your purchase, please click here or call the ticket office at 515.277.6261 to make your reservation. Ticket office hours are Noon-3:00 PM, Tuesdays-Fridays.

Seating is assigned, based on when you purchased your tickets and the size of your group. If you need wheelchair-accessible seating or have other mobility, visual, or audio needs, please let us know in the Comments box at checkout. If you purchase more than one seat, everyone in your ticket order will be seated in adjacent seats. Click here to read our safety guidelines for in-person performances. Policies change and our website will reflect those changes and your Welcome email will contain expectations of all audience members at the performance which may include wearing a face mask.

Parking is available in the Shops at Roosevelt immediately north of The Playhouse and in the streets around the theatre. Limited handicap parking is available in The Playhouse parking lot. VIP parking in The Playhouse parking lot is available for purchase by clicking here.

For complete information on Tent Theatre including FAQs, click here.

Tent Theatre

Presented by

Sponsored by

Kent Sovern & Phyllis Mumford-Sovern
Jan & Layton Stump
Edward & Nancy Truslow

Performance Times:
7:30 PM Thursdays-Sundays, July 9-11, July 22-25, & Aug. 5-8, 2021
Special Events
Content Advisory:
The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515.277.6261.


  • Ensemble

    Patrick Carew

  • Ensemble

    Alexis Castro

  • Ensemble

    Mar Feitelson

  • Judas / John the Baptist

    Nathaniel Han

    Judas / John the Baptist
  • Ensemble

    Shelby Kephart

  • Jesus

    Peter Noll

  • Ensemble

    Abigail Phelps

  • Ensemble

    Kaylee Reininga

  • Ensemble

    Sophie Rounds

  • Ensemble

    Marisa Spahn

  • Ensemble

    Cari Walton

  • Director / Artistic Director

    Katy Merriman

    Director / Artistic Director
  • Music Director

    Brenton Brown

    Music Director
  • Choreographer

    Megan Helmers

  • Scenic Designer

    Alex Snodgrass

    Scenic Designer
  • Costume Designer

    Angela Lampe

    Costume Designer
  • Lighting Designer

    David R. Kilpatrick

    Lighting Designer
  • Properties Designer

    Allyson Braun

    Properties Designer
  • Assistant Music Director

    Sara Kottra

    Assistant Music Director
  • Assistant Choreographer

    Grace Amman

    Assistant Choreographer
  • Stage Manager

    Jada Smith

    Stage Manager
  • Assistant Stage Manager

    Ellie Wellman

    Assistant Stage Manager

Show Credits

Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak

Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Originally Produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury / Stuart Duncan / Joseph Beruh

Godspell 2012 is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com