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Charleston Light Opera Guild will present the global phenomenon, Jesus Christ Superstar, at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater on November 4, 5, 11, 12. 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm and on November 13 at 2:00 pm.

Jesus Christ Superstar was initially conceived in 1970 as a concept album with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The sung-through musical is based on rock music and received its first Broadway staging in 1971. Innumerable national and international staged and concert performances have wowed audiences for over forty years.

The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of the life of Jesus Christ told from the perspective of Judas, the disciple who eventually betrays Jesus and turns him into the Roman authorities. The story was hailed as a rock opera and uses 1970's style music, slang and cultural references. Webber and Rice wanted the music to emphasize the relationships between friends, enemies and followers during a pivotal moment in history.


CAST

Ryan Hardiman Jesus
Christopher Conard Judas
Beth W. Bowden Mary Magdalene
Kenny Harbolt Pilate
Ted Brightwell Herod
John Valleau Caiaphas
Rick Fleenor Annas
Cameron Vance Peter
Stephen Hayward Simon
Jacob Fleck Soldier/Apostle
Max Ross Priest/Apostle
Chris Terpenning Priest/Apostle
Mrk Felton Priest/Apostle
Aaron Sheppard Apostle
Jerry Marsili Apostle
Dewey Fletcher Apostle
Julie Simon Woman by Fire
Terry Terpenning Apostle's Wife
Lynn Bell Apostle's Wife
Anne Marie Haddy Apostle's Wife
Karen Williams Soul Singer
Dwedee Kobbah Soul Singer
Ashle Branham Soul Singer/Dancer
Shakira Martin Featured Dancer
Kim Patterson Featured Dancer
Caroline Shriver Featured Dancer
Savannah Reece Ensemble
Grace Walker-Matthews Ensemble
Amelia Allen Ensemble
Susannah Atkins Ensemble
Delaney Wells Ensemble

 

Nina Denton Pasinetti Director/Choreographer
John Marshall Musical Director
John Patrick Accompanist
Tom Pasinetti Technical Director

 

 

 

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