Over the next few weeks in this space we will be bringing you classic episodes of Radio Free Charleston that feature music from the Contemporary Youth Arts Company musical, MARY: A Rock Opera. This leads up to this year’s production, which opens November 28 at the WVSU Capitol Center Theater.
The show, created by Dan Kehde and Mark Scarpelli, has become a Charleston holiday season institution, opening every year on the night after Thanksgiving. This week we are going back to 2009 and episode 87 of RFC, where we presented a musical collage featuring several songs from the show. You can read the original production notes HERE. The show also includes a 120 Second Art Show with music by Sharon Lyn Stackpole.
Performers in this show include Molly Means, Maddy Gourevitch, Micah Atkinson, Austin Thomas, Nik Tidquist and Meredith Overcash. Molly, who played the title role of Mary in the 2009 production returns this year as the Angel, Gabriel. Austin Thomas also returns this year, returning to play Joseph five years after we recorded this show.
Over the next few weeks we’ll bring you several more episodes of RFC that showcased different productions of MARY: A Rock Opera over the last seven years.