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Playing us out this week, we bring you a sneak peek of The Contemporary Youth Arts Company production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” This is another case where our production deadline would not allow us to record a dress rehearsal, and we had to go in before they had their microphones working.
Audio-wise, this clip of the cast performing “Hosanna” does not really do the show justice. There was no vocal amplification, and “Jesus” Ryan Hardiman was a little under the weather, but with CYAC you know that you’re going to be treated to a first-class assemblage of talent. While we were recording this clip, we got a small taste of what director, Dan Kehde, musical director Mark Scarpelli and choreographer Robert Royce have in store, and it promises to be spectacular.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” opens 8 PM Thursday March 29, with subsequent performances 8 PM Friday and Saturday March 30th and 31st and 8 PM Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 5, 6, 7 with a Sunday matinee 2 pm on April 1.
Tickets are available at the door the evenings of the performances,and they are $6.00 for Students and Seniors (65 +) and $10.00 for adults. For advance reservations, call the WVSU Capitol Center box office at 342-6522 during regular business hours.
That’s it for the all-rehearsal episode of Radio Free Charleston. Next week’s show will be dedicated to unearthing a shocking, long-thought-lost artifact from the history of film in West Virginia.