The Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County (FAC) is pleased to present the Camden Community Theatre’s production of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. The performance will run Thursday, January 29-Sunday, February 1 in the Wood Auditorium. Performances are 8:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, senior and military. There is a discount for groups of 10 or more. Jesus Christ Superstar is sponsored by TruVista.
Jesus Christ Superstar was first performed in the 1970s with music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and book and lyrics by Tim Rice. It is loosely based on some of the gospels’ accounts of the last week of the life of Jesus Christ. The story begins with the preparation for Jesus and his disciples to arrive in Jerusalem and ends with his crucifixion. It highlights both the political and personal struggles between Judas of Iscariot and Jesus, struggles that are not in the Biblical accounts of the relationship.
Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by FAC Educational/Theatre Director Jami Steele with John Norris as music director. The cast includes: Josh Rowe (Jesus,) Doug Gleason (Judas Iscariot,) Scott Jordan (Peter,) Will Moreau (John the Beloved,) Zack Gurley (Simon Zealotes,) Bill Arvay (Pontius Pilate/Andrew,) Bob Blencowe (Herod/Thaddeus,) Cortlin Collins (Mary Magdalene,) Gary Phillips (Caiaphas,) Resi Talbot (Annas,) Richard Hahn (James/Ensemble,) John Carrington (Philip/Roman Guard/Ensemble,) Harry Little (Bartholomew/Roman Guard/Ensemble,) Shannon Whalen (Matthew,) Mathew Eberhardt (Thomas,) and Chase Hastings (James, son of Zebedee/Ensemble.) The ensemble also includes Anne Grace Gaddy Brasington, Kelly Nevling, Emily Hinley-Clelland, Michelle Brickner, Katrina Brickner, Alyssa Coleman and Dorca Madrid.
“Jesus Christ Superstar is such a powerful show. I am thrilled that we can bring it to the FAC stage,” said Kristin Cobb, FAC executive director. “I had the opportunity to be in the show here almost 25 years ago and it was one of those experiences you never forget. I know this cast will put together another unforgettable performance that audiences will be talking about for years to come.”
For tickets or more information, please call the Fine Arts Center at 803-425-7676 or visit the FAC web site at www.fineartscenter.org. The Fine Arts Center is located at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Thursday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.