A New Family Summer Tradition with Godspell

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 7:30pm to Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 7:30pm

Mission Viejo, CA – The Department of Theatre Arts is thrilled to present a free musical under the stars at Saddleback College. Directed by Scott Farthing, choreography by Deidre Cavazzi and Musical Direction by Lex Leigh, the whole family is in for a treat with this interactive theatre experience on the lawn of Saddleback’s upper campus quad. Purchase great food from a variety of food trucks or bring a picnic then, sit back with friends and family and enjoy Saddleback College’s first free outdoor musical theatre event.

The Gospel According to St. Matthew is presented in a series of skits and songs with Jesus and his disciples presented in this family-fun musical featuring songs by Stephen Schwartz. Godspell is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Dates are August 1st and 2nd. Festival seating starts at 6:00 p.m. and the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Bring blankets to sit on and low back chairs if desired. Glass bottles and alcohol will not be permitted. For further information, call the box office at 949-582-4656 (noon to 4 pm, Wed-Sat).

Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo.  Saddleback College is located at 28000 Marguerite Pkwy in Mission Viejo.  Enter the campus at the College Drive Entrance (nearest Mission Hospital) off Marguerite Parkway.  After entering the campus, turn right on College Drive West agodspellrehearse1.jpgnd park in Lot 9 on your immediate left. A free tram will also be available near the handicapped parking area in Lot 9.

Located in Mission Viejo, Saddleback College provides quality higher education and training to the greater south Orange County community.  Having served more than 500,000 students since 1968, Saddleback College offers over 300 degree and certificate programs to help students reach their personal, career, and educational goals.  For more information, please visit and for Fine Arts information, please visit



Godspell Rehearsal.  


Godspell Attendee Information

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 6:00pm

Godspell Attendee Information

This family-oriented production of Godspell will be performed outdfor_fan.jpgoors and will include interactive sequences to engage the audience in the show.

Dates: Friday & Saturday, August 1 & 2, 2014

Location: The Saddleback College Upper Campus Quad (in front of the Administrative & Governance Building-AGB), located at 28000 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo, CA 92692. For a campus map and directions to the campus, click on this link:

Parking: Parking is free for this event in Parking Lots 9 & 10. Please use Student and Staff spaces only. We recommend using Parking Lot 9 until the lot is full. A shuttle service will be available starting at 5:30pm from Parking Lot 9. A campus map listing all parking lots is available at this link:

Festival Seating Begins at 6PM on a first-come, first-serve basis. Bring low-back chairs or blankets for seating on the lawn.

Attire: VERY casual. This is an outdoor event and temperatures could change throughout the evening, so dressing in layers is recommended (the nights on the grass could be cooler).

Food & Drinks: Attendees can bring picnic meals for these performances. For the safety of all those in attendance, NO ALCOHOL or Glass Containers will be permitted. Local food trucks will be available, as well as other vendors providing drinks, snacks, coffee & dessert for purchase.

Fun Zone Sponsors Area: We will have a small vendor’s area with fun activities for kids, as well as information from Saddleback College Departments and other community groups. See art demonstrations, magic tricks, face painting, or play games in this area. Sponsors include: The Angels for the Arts, Artist Jackie Zimbalist, Saddleback College Arts Department, Dolce Gelato!, Great Opportunities, Karacters 4 Kids, Nuclear Comics & Skate Shop, Organo Gold Coffee, Powell's Sweet Shoppe, Robert Ming for OC Supervisor, Ryan Dong Magic, Saddleback College Child Development Center, and Saddleback College Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center.

Show Time: 7:30PM – Includes Welcome, Recognition Ceremonies, and Show.

Free Drawing: Attendees can participate in a free drawing for prizes. See the Angels for the Arts Booth in the Fun Zone for additional information. Winners must be present. Prizes include: gift baskets, tickets to Knott's Berry Farm, Sailing on the Ocean Institute's historic tallship, Spa passes to Burke Williams, Gift certificates to Daphne's restaurant, OC Fair tickets, whale watching cruise, Yoga lessons, private voice lessons, Superhero or Princess Party, Gift Certificate to Nuclear Comics & Skate Shop, a Lunch w/Robert Ming, tickets to the Feast of Lights and more.

Restrooms: Will be available in the SSC Building and on the second floor of the BGS Building.

Performance Expected End Time: 10PM


For additional information, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (949) 582-4656.