Nov. 3, 2014


For Immediate Release

Brittany Racca
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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IPAL's "Godspell" opens Nov. 6, 2014
Cast of IPAL's
Cast of IPAL's "Godspell"

NEW IBERIA, La. --- Godspell, the 1971 Broadway musical by creator John-Michael Tebelak and composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz will be presented by the Iberia Performing Arts League in New Iberia Nov. 6-16, 2014.


Performances are Thurs. - Sat. at 7:30 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.  There will be no performance on Thurs., Nov. 13, but there will be a 3 p.m. matinee on Sat., Nov. 15. Performances will be at the Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St. in New Iberia. Tickets in New Iberia can be obtained at Delaune's Pharmacy, Paul's Flower Shop, or Accentrics on Main Street.


For tickets or information, call  337-364-6114, e-mail or visit the All tickets are $15 and are general seating. (Cash or check only. No credit cards accepted).


Godspell, (an archaic spelling of "gospel"), is loosely based on the "Gospel According to St. Matthew" and remains one of the most beloved musicals of all time. A group of followers assist Jesus in telling different parables by using a wide variety of storytelling techniques with a touch of comic relief.


The production is directed by Donna Berard, and stars Andrew Palmintier as Jesus and Martin Smith as St John/Judas. Other principals are Ryan Berard as Herb, Ian Bonin as Jeffrey, Abby Boudreaux as Joanne, Bythe Bull as Sonia, Adele Comeaux as Peggy, Hollie Guidry as Gilmer, RossAndre LeGrier as Lamar and Christina Williams as Robin.  Also featured in the show are Allyson Gary, Kaylon Khamphilavong, Lanie Marcantel, LaDoris Politte, Gracie Watts and Michelle White.  


"This show is great for those of all ages," said Director Donna Berard. "It's fun. It's filled with messages of faith, hope, love, compassion and tolerance. Lastly, but definitely not least, it's packed with awesome music!" 


This performance is supported, in part, by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council, through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the  Acadiana Center for the Arts. Production sponsors are First National Bank of Jeanerette and Berard Transportation. Musical sponsors are ON TAP, Quail Tools and Gonsoulin Engineering.


For additional information, contact Donna Berard at, 337-229-6919 or 337-523-9653.




The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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