Austin Children's Theater

Join us for an incredible semester of musical theatre-making as

Austin Children’s Theater

proudly presents

GODSPELL JR.

with music by the composer/lyricist of Wicked, Stephen Schwartz!

Directed and choreographed for ACT by Adam Roberts, Godspell Jr. is an especially exciting project for the ACT family: our first-ever production of a mainstream musical! The original 1971 off-Broadway production took New York by storm, and we’re thrilled to bring to life onstage an all-important message of love, respect, kindness and humanity through this version of the musical, designed especially for performance by kids. More information on Godspell Jr. can be found by following this LINK

We invite you and your friends to attend our free audition workshop on Saturday, September 19th from 5:00-7:00 pm at ACT’s headquarters, Hyde Park United Methodist Church (4001 Speedway)! You’ll learn a song from the production and a dance combination to prepare you for auditions, and light refreshments will be served as the ACT staff and director Adam Roberts are on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding the audition, rehearsal and production process. Please RSVP to info@austinchildrenstheater.org or call 512-927-6633 to let us know that you plan to attend the workshop.

This project is for children ages 9-13. Rehearsals are every Friday from 4-7pm beginning September 23 with a few Saturday morning rehearsals. Performances are the weekend of December 4-6th. For a full rehearsal schedule please email or call us.

A participation fee of $550 helps to cover the cost of production elements such as scenery, lighting, costumes, makeup, marketing and artist fees. In addition, as part of the participation fee each student will receive two complimentary tickets to the production and his or her own copy of the official Godspell Jr. script and music to keep as a memento after the production closes.

Meet the Director:
Adam Roberts has served as the artistic director, musical director or choreographer for over seventy productions to date. Having taught and coached musical theatre voice and dance styles throughout the country, his students have appeared in principal roles on Broadway, in regional theatre and on network television, and have been admitted to some of the nation’s most highly competitive collegiate musical theatre programs. With choreography and music credits including two European concert tours, he is also highly active as an interpreter of sacred music, having served as musical director at Calvary United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, Florida and Covenant Presbyterian Church in Wellsville, Ohio, and currently as resident pianist at Hyde Park United Methodist Church in Austin. He holds a Master’s degree in Music and a College Teaching Certificate from the Florida State University and received undergraduate degrees from Youngstown and Kent State universities. A member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association (VASTA), the National Registry of Dance Educators (NRDE) and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA), his recently-commissioned review of the Broadway production of 13 will appear in Theatre Journal this October. Adam holds musical theatre faculty positions with ACT, the Jewish Community Association of Austin, Zach Theatre, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, in addition to having served as head of the pre-professional Musical Theatre Laboratory at Ballet Austin. He is proud to join ACT once again as artistic director of Godspell Jr.!