Cold Comfort Theater presents a joyful production of the 1960s rock musical “Godspell” in the beautiful sanctuary of First Baptist Church, 95 High St., Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 13 through 16, at 7 p.m.

Based for the most part on the Gospel of St. Matthew, the show deals with the last days of Jesus and includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables. It is less a recounting, however, than it is a demonstration of joy and a celebration of the family of Man. The original book is by John-Michael Tebelak and music is by Stephen Schwartz.

The talented youthful cast includes Leander Andrews as Jesus, Christian Stevens as Judas and company members Maggie Goscinski, Sarah Berry, Autumn Stupca, Grant Stupca, Alivia Cross, Elaine Landray, Chesly Lovell and Tyler Kirkpatrick. The show is under the stage direction of Aynne Ames, with musical direction by Alan Shumway; choreography by Grant Richards; and piano accompaniment by Colin Graebert, with Sara Berry on flute and Austin Bregstrum on guitar.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Left Bank Books, 109 Church St. (cash or check only) at $15, $10 for teens and $5 for those younger. For more information, call 930-7244. The production is supported in part By Maine Community Foundation, Waldo County Fund.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or