(With a tip of the hat to this great article from The Onion – vulgarity warning)
The cast of Riverside and the Center For Living Arts expressed their shock when Director Dino Hayz announced the solo list for their April 18 production of Godspell.
“Pastor Robb is singing?” one cast member, who wished to remain anonymous, questioned. “I mean, he’s a nice guy and all, and knows his Bible. But singing?”
Reports indicate that while he has a fairly loud preaching voice, and feels comfortable being in front of people, he’s not exactly a song-and-dance kind of guy. With no shortage of talented veterans to choose from, Dino Hayz inexplicably asked McCoy to sing one of the biggest songs of the show, “We Beseech Thee.”
“It’s the last fun number of the show,” said anonymous. “Everyone will want to crucify him, not Jesus.”
McCoy showed some potential in the other three shows he’s been in. The first was a 50’s Follies show he did in eighth grade at his own church. Most believe that he only joined that cast because he “might get to hold hands with Christina.” One witness says that they did, in fact, hold hands, but broke up only a few months after the show. The causes are still unknown, as the note that ended the relationship has been lost.
His two shows as an adult were last year’s presentation of Godspell, where his vocal limitations were apparent in his two-line solo. His last production was a play called A Bright Room Called Day.
“He didn’t even memorize his lines,” said one reviewer of the drama about the rise of Nazism in 1930’s Germany. Ironically, in both Godspell and Bright Room¸ the ordained United Methodist pastor played Satan.
“He’s a damn good Satan, but I’ve never seen a show where Satan has to sing and dance. We’ll just have to sing back-up extra loud for this one.”
The show is Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Riverside United Methodist Church. There will be a bake sale before the show and at intermission. There will also be someone taking bets as to whether or not McCoy will “ever show his face in the church again after this debacle.”
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