Hampton, CT, Nov. 14, 2017 - The public is invited to a production of Jesus Christ Superstar at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) on Thurs., Fri., and Sat., Nov. 30, Dec. 1, and 2, 2017, at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sat., Dec. 2, at the Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic.
Jesus Christ Superstar debuted on Broadway in 1970 as a sung-through musical with no spoken dialogue. Twice adapted into a film, Superstar has been professionally produced in 42 countries and nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Original Score. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical’s most well-known songs include “Superstar” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him.”
Jesus Christ Superstar’s lead characters will be played by ACT sophomore William Beaudry, Windham, playing Jesus; junior Naremean Aumaree, Windham, playing Judas; senior Blake Peterson, Pomfret, playing Caiaphas; junior Joshua Grover, Windham, playing Annas; senior Jocelyn Hoagland, Windham, playing Pilate; junior Sierra Ings, Canterbury, playing Herod; sophomore Jillian Romagnano, Putnam, playing Peter; senior Tayon Kulos, Norwich, playing Simon; and sophomore Maria Bonanno, Uncasville, playing Mary Magdalene. The remaining cast: sophomore Sierra Cunningham, Windham; sophomore Aurora Buswell, Andover; junior Malia Peres, Windham; senior Mary Neal, Windham; sophomore Bailey McMaster; Plainfield; and junior Katelynn Goodyear, Canterbury. Tayon Kulos and senior India Arriola of Hampton will stage manage.
A contingent of ACT students will support the Jesus Christ Superstar cast behind the scenes with their work on lighting, sound, scenery, set design and costuming.
Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by ACT drama instructor Sandra Evans-Abbott; musical direction is by Katherine Popovic, with choreography by Sarah Mallory.
Regular tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, seniors and children; and $5 for ACT students, alumni and military personnel. Tickets may be reserved in advance by calling 860-465-5636. The Capitol Theater Box Office will open one hour before show time for walk-up ticket sales. Visit www.eastconn.org/act to learn more about ACT.
ACT is a public, rigorous, arts-integrated magnet high school located in bustling, downtown Willimantic. ACT is administered by EASTCONN, a public, non-profit, Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980. www.eastconn.org.