April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27

Godspell, a vibrant and joyful show, loosely follows the parables of Jesus with humor and playful storytelling. Instead of a religious or historic focus, the musical centers on the building of a community out of an eclectic group of people.

Godspell was an important early career success for veteran Prima guest artist and three-time Grammy winner, Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren of Eden). Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “All Good Gifts" and "By My Side.”

Godspell offers seating in-the-round, with audience on all four sides of the stage space, and a dystopian setting.

 

MEET THE CAST

 

Tayler Harris (Jesus) is excited to be making her Prima debut! Originally from Portland, OR, she just graduated from Western Carolina University with her BFA in Musical Theater. Previous experience include Sister Act, Beauty and The Beast, To Kill A Mockingbird, Cabaret, Hair, King Lear and Intimate Apparel. Big thanks to her family, friends and The Price Group Agency!

 

 

Christian Harward (John the Baptist/Judas) is a native of Virginia Beach, VA and is an alumni of Old Dominion University (BM). Recently, he has been seen as a Production Singer for Carnival Cruise Lines aboard the Carnival Triumph and at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. This is his first production with Prima, and he is very excited to revisit this story ten years after his first encounter with this Broadway classic.

 

 

Ashley Coia (Uzo) is so excited to be a part of this innovative production of Godspell! Ashley received her BFA from New York University’s Tisch Department of Drama. Previous theatre credits include: After Burn (NYC Fringe Festival), NYC premiere of The Cave: A Folk Opera (Off-Off-Broadway), The Cave: A Folk Opera in Concert (Access Theater), Knives for Girls (Drama League). For more information visit www.ashleycoia.com

 

 

Monica DePaul is thrilled to be returning to the Prima family in their gorgeous new space! Originally from Orange County, California, she obtained her BFA in Musical Theatre from California State University. After spending four years in the Big Apple, she enjoyed 10 years performing with Sight & Sound Theatre here in Lancaster ,PA.

 
 

 

Ellie Faggion is excited to be making her debut with Prima! She has most recently been seen in Servant Stage Company’s Broadway Cabaret and A Christmas Carol, and was also in Sight & Sound Theatre’s Jonah and Miracle of Christmas as a student in the 2017 conservatory. Other notable roles include Fantine in Les Misérables and the White Queen in Through the Looking Glass. Thanks to my family who has supported me all the way, and to God who has provided exceedingly and abundantly! Soli Deo gloria

 
 

 

Joshua Keefer is very excited and grateful to be performing on the Prima stage once again, surrounded by such a wealth of amazing talent. Regional: Grease (Teen Angel), Chess (Freddie), Civil War (Lochran), Little Shop (Seymour), Merchant of Venice (Gratiano) Joseph (Joseph). Additionally, Joshua has performed in many original American Music Theatre productions, and can be seen in their Christmas production, Joy to the World. Much thanks to Jeremy, Scott and the entire Prima family for this opportunity. Love to his friends and family who sustain him. For Connor Joseph, the Eighth Wonder of the World.

 
 

 

Kayla Klase is excited to be returning to the Prima stage! Favorite credits include: “Belle” u/s in Beauty and the Beast (EPAC); “Mary Martin of Tours” in Sister Act (Dutch Apple Dinner Theater); She Loves Me (Gretna Theatre); "Missy" in The Marvelous Wonderettes (Servant Stage Company); Love to Shaun, and her family and friends for their unwavering support!

 

 

Mikey LoBalsamo is thrilled to be back in beautiful Lancaster. Last year he performed in Prima’s First Date the Musical. He got his BFA in Musical Theatre at PACE University in New York City. Recent regional credits include Annie (Cape Fear Regional Theatre), You’re a Good man Charlie Brown (Mile Square Theatre), Same Time,Next Year (Winnipesauke Playhouse), and The Producers (Interlakes Theatre). He would like to thank the entire cast and crew for a great experience.

 
 

 

Donté Wilder’s notable theatre credits include: Cabaret (Herman/Herr Shultz), DreamGirls (Jimmy Thunder Early), Spring Awakening (Georg Zirschnitz), Footloose (Travis), Newsies (Romeo), Hairspray (Seaweed J. Stubbs), In the Heights (Featured Dance Ensemble), Evita (Featured Descamisado), Carrie The Musical (George), Little Shop Horrors (Chiffon). Donté is a recent graduate of American Musical And Dramatic Academy 2017. He would like to thank the amazing cast and production team for a new take of this classic gem! Instagram: DonteWild

 
 

 

Wendi Yellin is originally from Lancaster, and is thrilled to make her debut with Prima Theatre. She has spent the last 10 years traveling and performing across the US and abroad. Some past adventures include Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Sesame Street Live National Tours, and Hong Kong Disneyland. She thanks her family for their unending support and her real life leading man, Luke. Find out more at wendiyellin.com.

 
 

meet the creative team

J. Scott Lapp (Director) is excited to be back in Lancaster working with his sister, Chelsea after directing Disenchanted and First Date! He is an alumnus of the Directors Lab West, a proud member of the SDC and the Artistic Director of The Barn Stage Company in Temecula, CA. Associate/Assistant Directing credits include Broadway: Bonnie & Clyde; International: Prince of Egypt (Fredericia); National Tour: Murder for Two, Xanadu

Chelsea Nicole Lapp (Choregrapher) is thrilled to be returning to Prima and working alongside her brother on this special show! As an award-winning choreographer, Chelsea's work has been seen all over Southern California as well as Pennsylvania, Illinois, Washington, Idaho and New York.

A. Scott Williams is a freelance musician working all over Lancaster County. Music direction credits include: Fulton Theatre, Dutch Apple, Servant Stage and many national tours. Mr. Williams was nominated twice for a Jeff Citation and received an After Dark Award for Best Music Director in Chicago. He would like to give God the glory for his talent and passion for music.