For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Craig Ferguson; not the late night guy, but the pastor and musical theater guy; currently directing Godspell for the River of Life Theater. I grew up in Spirit Lake Iowa and have performed in many shows. I received my musical theater degree from the University of Northern Colorado and have used my talents and experience in many ways.
Currently I serve New Hope United Methodist Church as the Outreach pastor with a vision and purpose of developing a campus and forth worship service in the Johnston area. The Johnston River of Life’s mission statement is, “Being Christ in Community”, One of our primary goals is to serve the community in a variety of ways and find creative methods to integrate faith into our daily lives and community. Godspell is one of the ways we hope to spread the good news and touch the community.
At this point we are excited to share with you a little of how things are shaping up. The cast is really coming together. We have the whole show blocked and are working on the music, choreography, and beginning the process of adding characterization, personality, flow and transitions. There is a lot of energy and the music is powerful. The symbolism throughout the show is hidden in the little things. If Godspell is new to you, it can be summarized as a fun and high energy glance at the gospel of Matthew; from the baptism of Jesus to the crucifixion. It is filled with Jesus’ teachings and parables, all presented in a creative and engaging fashion.
Looking at what has come together already I would say that everyone who sees this show will be blessed and will be talking about it for weeks. Make sure to get it on your calendar now and invite a friend.
Director, Craig Ferguson