Is the musical Jesus Christ Superstar a mockery?

Is the play Godspell biblical?


A retelling of the Bible story from St. Matthew’s point of view, Godspell relocates the story of Jesus and his apostles to Manhattan in the ’60s and ’70s. The clan take on hippie alter egos and dress in psychedelic garb, but other than the wardrobe and set change, the story sticks fairly close to the original.

Is Godspell a satire?

The musical has generated some controversy, beginning with the clownlike makeup and hippie-style clothing of the original production, as well as claims that the musical was conceived as a satire of Christian beliefs.

What kind of music is Godspell?

Schwartz’s score incorporated a variety of musical genres, including pop, folk rock, gospel, and vaudeville.

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