Gahanna Theater Students To Represent U.S. At Edinburgh Fringe Festival

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Some Gahanna students are getting their passports ready to go abroad this August.

The theater program at Gahanna Lincoln High School was invited to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

Nearly 200 schools from around the world will participate in the annual event, which celebrates the performing arts.

Gahanna Lincoln is among 50 schools representing the United States.

Rehearsals just began for “Godspell,” the Stephen Schwartz musical they will perform at the festival.

“Godspell” blends musical parables from The Gospel According to Matthew with modern music.

The production first opened off-Broadway in 1971 and moved to Broadway in 1976.

Christian Schaefer, a senior at Gahanna Lincoln who plays the role of Judas, is looking forward to the challenges of this show.

He says ‘Godspell” is a unique musical that gives actors room for interpretation.

"I think it means a lot to this program, and it's going to be probably be a milestone event in my high school career. Maybe even my life,” Schaefer said.

Students will perform the show in Ohio two times at the end of July on the 26 at 7 p.m. at the Gahanna Lincoln High School auditorium and on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Resurrection in New Albany.  

You can donate to the Scotland trip fund by going to the theatre program's special festival website.

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