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PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (March 12, 2012) — La Roche College will host a Literary Society event with Reverend Peter Horton, Campus Minister and adjunct faculty member, Religious Studies/Philosophy department: “Images of God: The Musicals of Stephen Schwartz.” The presentation will examine how God is portrayed in Schwartz’s renowned musical scores.

Godspell, a musical about a modern-day Jesus, lifted Steven Schwartz to fame at age 23. He wrote lyrics for Leonard Bernstein's 1971, Mass. Then came more Broadway shows: Pippin, The Magic Show, The Baker's Wife), and Working, which won Schwartz a Drama Desk Award as director (1978). In the 1990s he wrote the stage musical Children of Eden and collaborated on three animated Disney movies: Pocahontas, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Prince of Egypt. He had another Broadway blockbuster with the show Wicked. He was Oscar-nominated again for his score to the 2007 Disney film Enchanted.

The event begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Ryan Room. A reception with refreshments will follow. The event is open to the public.

For more information, please contact Sister Rita Yeasted, Ph.D. at 412-536-1216 or email her at

About La Roche College: A private, Catholic, co-educational college north of Pittsburgh founded by the Sisters of Divine Providence in 1963; La Roche welcomes students of all religions, ethnic origins and talents. Undergraduates may choose from more than 50 majors, including the top 10 majors most in demand among today’s college students. La Roche combines a quality educational experience with clubs, athletics, social and community volunteer activities, spiritual well-being and more to prepare students for life in a constantly changing global society.

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