2008 – Godspell

ARC’s 2008 musical production was Godspell. A show unlike any ARC has produced in the past,Godspell marked ARC’s 13th musical production. An unlucky number for some but luckily not for ARC as Godspell earned rave reviews from both audiences and critics alike.


Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell draws from various theatrical traditions such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville. Godspell is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. Godspell boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” As the cast performs “Prepare Ye”, “Learn Your Lessons Well”, “All for the Best”, “All Good Gifts”, “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side,” the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life.

Performance season

The performance season ran over two weeks and comprised of 7 shows – the most ARC had ever produced to date:

  • Friday 4th July at 8pm (Gala Opening)
  • Saturday 5th July at 2pm (matinee) and 8pm
  • Wednesday 9th July at 8pm
  • Thursday 10th July at 8pm
  • Friday 11th July at 8pm
  • Saturday 12th July at 8pm

ARC’s musical production Godspell was held at the Banyule Theatre, Buckingham Drive, Heidelberg.

Producers (ARC Committee)

President Mark Kearney
Vice President Julian Campobasso
Treasurer Zoe Hallwright
Secretary Angie Bedford
General Deanna Bellen
Portia Chiminello
Diana Perini
Luis Rivera

Artistic Team

Director Carla Gianinotti
Musical Directors Glen Barnett
David Howell
Choreographer Carla Gianinotti
Assistant Director James Baker

Production Team

Costume Designer Carla Gianinotti
Costume Team Mark Kearney
Portia Chiminello
Zoe Hallwright
Front of House Co-ordinator Deanna Bellen
Graphic Designer Stuart Ford
Lighting Desginer/Operator Russell Allsop
Lighting Assistant Daniel Crawford
Make-up Team Anita Posterino
Angie Bedford
Photographer Stuart Ford
Properties Manager Portia Chiminello
Publicist Zoe Hallwright
David Howell
Set Construction Manager James Baker
Set Designers Carla Gianinotti
Cara Cimino
Sound Designer/Operator Marcello Lo Ricco
Sound Assistant Sarah Liistro
Stage Manager Tanya Cooper
Ticket Secretaries Sara Lacey
Amelia van Lint


Jesus Diana Perini
Judas Noni Garratt
Joanne Lauren Seymour
Gilmer Felicity Bender
Peggy Portia Chiminello
Sonia Lucy Leek
Lamar Julian Campobasso
Herb Nicholas Durbridge
Robin Ashleigh Kreveld
Jeffery Tyler Delacretaz
Ensemble Joseph Bootten
Cara Cimino
Melissa Bell
Mark Kearney
Miriam Carr
Greta Georgiou
James Phillips
Liam Smith

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