STRATH HAVEN MIDDLE SCHOOL'S ALEX POLLARD IS IN 'GODSPELL' AT MEDIA THEATRE

The Media Theatre revitalizes the classic musical “Godspell” now through August 27. The show, with music by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John Michael Tebelak, features a cast of children, teens, and adults as the followers of Jesus while they humorously act out his parables from the Book of Matthew.

Alexander Benjamin Pollard, 12, is one of the Disciples in the musical. He attends the 6th grade at Strath Haven Middle School, and was seen previously at The Media Theatre in Children’s Series productions such as “Alice In Wonderland”, “The Jungle Book”, “The Wizard of OZ”, “Snow White”, “Winnie The Pooh’s Christmas Tail”, and Disney’s popular classics “Cinderella” and “101 Dalmatians”. He was also in last summer’s special event production “School Of Rock”.
Alex Pollard

 Of “Godspell”, Alex says, “The show is about a group of people having fun while they follow a teacher named Jesus. At the same time they are playing they become serious and realize what is going on.”

His favorite parable is ‘the one with the judge, robber, priest, and good citizen. It shows how all the people had the choice to be good, but only one person did. And how every single person could be the one that makes the right choice.’

He also has a favorite song in the show. “My favorite song is “Beautiful City”, because I love how we all come together in the end after all that has happened,” he explained. “We just let it go and relax, singing together as one big family.”

Alex stated that “The show appeals to all ages because little kids don’t see the sadness in the show, but they will see the happiness and joy. No matter if you are African American, Hispanic, Caucasian, Christian, or Jewish you will see the show through your own eyes. It’s great because it’s not a religious show, really, it’s about a group of people and their teacher. It’s a different kind of musical because it’s really all about an ensemble, not lead roles except for Jesus.”


“Godspell” at The Media Theatre is directed by Roger Ricker, with music direction by Ben Kapilow. Austy Hicks plays the role of Jesus. For tickets, call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org

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