giftguide-graphic-008A Charleston tradition, Mark Scarpelli and Dan Kehde’s rock opera, MARY, opens the day after Thanksgiving, and you’ll have six chances to see the 20th production put on by Charleston Youth Arts Company. Above you can see a sampling of previous productions.

Scarpelli and Kehde’s rock opera MARY follows the life of Mary, mother of Jesus, during the final 9 months before the birth of Christ. A driving score and vibrant young talent brings the story to life on the stage of the WVSU Capitol Center, 123 Summers Street, Charleston. Accompanied by a large orchestra and chorus, MARY has become a seasonal tradition in the greater Kanawha Valley.

mary artThis is an experience, a wonderful gift of music and theater that is perfect for the person on your list who isn’t just interested in material things. Tickets are $8.00 Students and $15.00 Adults.  Available at the door or by calling 342-6522 for reservations.

You can see Scarpelli and Kehde’s MARY at 8 PM November 25 and 26, and December 1, 2 and 3. And there is a 2 PM matinee Sunday, November 27.

This is our local pick for today in the PopCult Gift Guide, but it’s a world-class show that really has to be seen in person to be appreciated. CYAC is pulling out all the stops for this 20th production and theater lovers, music lovers as well as followers of the Christian faith should make it a point to attend, and it’s such a special show that it makes a perfect gift.