HENRY — River Valley Players will debut its 2018 season with the musical “Godspell” at St John XXlll Community Center 1301 Second St.
“Godspell the Musical” is the updated version of the upbeat rock style musical featuring various parables from the gospel according to Matthew. In the play, Jesus recruits a group of followers of all ages and teaches them various lessons through song and dance.
Dinner and a show will begin 6:30 p.m. Saturdays, April 7 and 14. Sundays, April 8 and 15, dinner will start 12:30 p.m., followed by the show.
Friday April 13, doors will open at 7 p.m., with the show at 7:30. Concessions of coffee, soft drinks and a variety of homemade desserts will be available for purchase.
Doors will open 30 minutes prior to meals catered by The Meeting Place. The menu will consist of salad bar, carved baked ham, chicken marsala, green beans with bacon and onion, honey-glazed carrots, garlic smashed potatoes, roll, dessert, iced tea, lemonade and three beverage choices.
Cast members, and their parts, will include Mark Nowakowski, Jesus; Brian Shaver, John the Baptist/Judas; and ensemble members Steve Hausler, Corbin Shaver; Amy Lund, Adrienne Van Horn, Ethan Shaver, Lacy Papazis, Karen Leifheit, Jenifer Shaver, Elizabeth Wild, Karisa Hoag and Charlotte Balensiefen.
For tickets, visit rvphenry.org or call 309-238-7878.