Saturday, November 06, 2004

One last night for Jesus Christ Superstar show

ACT has a hit on its hands at the Confederation Centre and people who haven’t been able to get tickets hope for additional performances.

From The Guardian

The community theatre group ACT has a major hit on its hands.

Jesus Christ Superstar, the theatre group’s latest full-scale musical, has sold out the entire three-night production run on Confederation Centre’s main stage.

A spokesman for ACT said Friday there is a waiting list for tickets for the production, which closes tonight.

Directed by Allie McCrady, with music direction by Shirley Anne Cameron and choreography by Julia Sauve, ACT’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar features a cast of more than 40 singers and dancers and a 15 piece orchestra.

ACT’s production of the hugely popular musical, which features the lyrics of Tim Rice and the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, was greeted with wild enthusiasm opening night Thursday by an audience that rose to its feet at the first opportunity to give all involved a standing ovasion.

Some members of the audience threw flowers at the stage to show their appreciation for the calibre of the performance delivered by a talented cast drawn from across PEI.

They were particularly vocal in expressing their appreciation for the performances of Albert Kays, who portrayed Judas Iscariot and Jeremy Hickey who portrayed Jesus Christ.

There were kudos as well Thursday night for the show’s lighting designer Paul Druet, set designers Anne Putnum and Garnett Gallant and costume designer Pam Jewell.

Countless hours have been logged by the cast and production team for this musical, which recounts the final week in the life of Christ.

The company spokesman said there have been numerous requests from those unable to get tickets to mount further performances of the musical.

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