"Superstar" Coming to LTCC in October

October 3, 2018

Lake Tahoe Community College's Duke Theatre is home to Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical masterpiece, Jesus Christ Superstar, this October. With music by Lloyd Webber amd lyrics by Tim Rice, Superstar is one of the true original rock operas. The Broadway hit has become a global phenomenon, wowing audiences for over 40 years. Conceived as a concept album in 1971, it has been performed in nearly 20 countries and translated into 18 different languages, with Broadway revivals in 2000 and 2012 each earning a Tony nomination for Best Revival of a Musical.

It is not a clean and precise show. Rather, it is raw, passionate, and showcases true 1970s style rock music. The story is specific but also universal, exploring the conflicts within power and truth. This production will take the last days of Jesus and move them out of place and time, while focusing on the relationships and the human struggle.

Sponsored by LTCC and the Tahoe Arts Alliance, this production features a cast of talented local actors and musicians. It is directed by David Hamilton with music direction by Donna Axton and vocal direction by LTCC Music Department faculty Dr. Mark Williams. The cast includes Dr. Williams as Jesus, Sharon Kerrigan as Judas Iscariot, Saundra Whitt as Mary Magdalene, Andrea Rogers as King Herod, Dave
Anderson as Caiaphas, Tom Callahan as Peter, Chris Taylor as Pontius Pilate, Joanie SanAgustin as Simon Zealotes, and Shelly McCarty as Annas. Rounding out the cast are Yona Abiko, K.C. Carroll, Stephanie Castillo, Amber Heron, Carolyn Hansa, Caren Levine, Kalayna Miller, Valerie Smith, Pam Taylor, and Kendall Wilson.

Performances are: Friday Oct. 19, Saturday Oct. 20, Sunday Oct. 21, Thursday Oct. 25, Friday Oct. 26, and Saturday Oct. 27 all at 7:30pm in LTCC's Duke Theatre, located in the Fine Arts building. There will also be a Sunday matinee on Oct. 28 at 2pm.

Tickets are $20/general admission and $15 students/children in advance, and $23 general admission and $18 students/children at the door day of the performance. Advanced tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3607989