About Godspell Jr.

VMT Rising Stars Production is a project developed by VMT to serve as an expressive and artistic outlet for area middle school youth, and we have participants from Ellensburg to Cle Elum. The 2023 production is “Godspell Jr.” A combination of biblical parables and 1970s pop hits, Godspell Jr. tells the story of love, friendship, and tolerance through the eyes of children.

A group of disciples help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, are employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.

The original Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award-winner, Stephen Schwartz, and it took the world by storm. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, Godspell Jr. is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.

Show Sponsors:

  • Grant funding provided by the Ellensburg Arts Commission
  • Performance Night Sponsor: Kittitas Valley Healthcare

LOCATION: Ellensburg High School Little Theatre (1203 E Capitol Ave., Ellensburg, WA). 
Audience will need to use the 3rd Ave entrance of the building (by the school’s library), so best to park along 3rd Ave. 
*Do NOT come through the main entrance of the high school.*  

Valley Musical Theatre


Valley Musical Theatre was established in 1999. We strive to bring quality live musical theater to the Kittitas Valley area, providing talented area residents of all ages with opportunities for performance and artistic growth in a positive, supportive environment.

In a typical year, we produce 3-4 shows, and 1-2 smaller events.


Summer Mainstage Musical
9 to 5 the Musical
Morgan Performing Arts Center
Performances: July 7-22, 2023

Cabernet Cabaret Dinner Theatre
(A Sondheim inspired theme)
October 2023
Auditions: September 2023
More details to be announced soon!

Noel - And Evening of Holiday Music & Poetry
November 24 & 25, 2023 (Thanksgiving Weekend!)
Auditions: Late October - for poetry readers (script-in-hand performance)


If you are interested in being involved in a future production on stage or backstage, make sure you fill out a volunteer form and get on our mailing list!  


If you are running a fever or feel sick in any way, we ask that you please stay home for the safety of everybody else. Please see ticketing page for exchange/refund policies.

Per current state guidelines, masks are optional, but encouraged if you feel you are in a higher risk category. Proof of vaccination is NOT required. Seating is general versus reserved and we encourage you to sit in groups that you feel comfortable with. We will have masks available at the box office for those who do not have them but would like one. 

Valley Musical Theatre will take all measures possible to ensure the health and safety of our volunteers, patrons, and actors. However, we also make no representation regarding the effectiveness of any risk mitigation measure in preventing or reducing the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Valley Musical Theatre is not responsible nor liable for any individual that develops COVID-19.