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Ep. 14: The Godspell Experience with Carol de Giere

Hear what Carol de Giere, author of The Godspell Experience, has to say about the evolution of the show, the music, and Stephen Schwartz.

About the Guest

Carol de Giere is the author of two books that provide behind-the-scenes stories on popular musicals. The first book, Defying Gravity The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked, is now in its revised and updated Second Edition. This career biography that takes readers into the world of the award-winning composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz known for the musicals Wicked, Pippin, and other Broadway shows and films. The second book, The Godspell Experience: Inside a Transformative Musical, records the history and song-by-song details for Godspell and features a Foreword by Stephen Schwartz. Both books serve as historical records in addition to offering insights on the creative process for fans of musicals, working writers, and performers. Ms. de Giere is also the founder of several online websites: 

For more information visit https://caroldegiere.com/ .

Carol’s de Giere’s Books

Credits

Special thanks to Theatre in the Park (TIP), TIP Music Director Diane Petteway, and Star Theatre Company in Oceanside, California.

All Good Gifts, written by Stephen Schwartz and performed on piano by Theatre in the Park’s Music Director Diane Petteway.

All for the Best, written by Stephen Schwartz and performed by Davitt Felder and Michael Casabianca, Star Theatre Company, Oceanside, California, 2013.

Light of the World, written by Stephen Schwartz and performed on piano by Theatre in the Park’s Music Director Diane Petteway.

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