Players Club of Swarthmore Announces JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Players Club of Swarthmore Announces JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents the greatest story ever sung, Jesus Christ Superstar, April 20-May 5, for 10 performances on the PCS Main Stage at 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore. Bohdan Senkow directs this righteous and explosive musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat). Senkow is joined by musical director Charlie McWilliams and choreographer Donna Dougherty. Buy tickets online at www.pcstheater.org. For information about discounted group tickets go to; www.groupsales@pcstheater.org.

Jesus Christ Superstar is loosely based on the Gospels' account of the last week of Jesus' life. Beginning with the arrival in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion, the story focuses on Judas ( Robert Welsh, Avondale ) and his struggle with his beliefs that Jesus ( Jacob Mergott, Swarthmore ) is a man ,not a god. Judas cautions Jesus on his relationship with Mary Magdalene ( Valentina Raffaelli, Drexel Hill ). King Herod ( Paul Kerrigan, Prospect Park ) fears Jesus' power sends him to Pilate ( Michael Steven Schultz, Primos ) for sentencing. Pilate dreams about Jesus and he is tortured with the thought that he will be blamed for his death. Rice and Webber have created great musical account of the greatest story ever told.

out the featured cast are: Chaz Meyers, Mark Ivan Branche, John Casertano, and Bert Zug. Senkow has assembled a strong supporting ensemble including Saleem Carpenter, Kevin Doerr, David Griffith, Jake Innis, Avery Leach, Joe Selfridge, Chuck Stanbach, Ahmadi Clarke, Jack Csaklos, Donna Dougherty, Kendra Eckbold, Dylon DeGaetano, Andrew Filshill, Andrew Filshill Sr., Trish Gonzalez, Mary Donnelly Graham, Deirdre McGettigan Henry, Lisa Hutton, Carlee Ingelido, Samantha Innis, Carly Johnson, Suzanne Kane, Melodie Kosman, Jennifer Lentz, Shaleen Manning, Sara Mingle, Pam Monaco, Frank Morrone, David Palmer, and Anna Rose Smith.

Jesus Christ Superstar runs from Friday, April 20, through Saturday, May 5. Thursday performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Also, audiences can meet the artists in a talkback discussion after the April 29 performance. Buy tickets either online at www.pcstheater.org, by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111, or at the door. For more information about PCS - including upcoming events, shows, ticketing and directions, visit www.pcstheater.org.

Photo: Jacob Mergott, Valentina Raffaelli, Robert Welsh

Photo by: Bohdan Senkow

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