Mark Scarpelli and Dan Kehde’s rock opera, MARY, opened last night, and you have a few more chances to see this Charleston tradition staged (almost) every year by Charleston Youth Arts Company. You can sample a Radio Free Charleston playlist of clips from previous production in the video at the top of this post. This year MARY happens at the Elk City Playhouse at 218 W Washington St, Charleston, on the city’s historic West Side, after being a virtual production last year, due to the pandemic.
This year, in a more intimate production with limited seating because of COVID protocols, an orchestra pit of just two guitars will accompany a cast that includes Maddie Wright and Jackson Sorrels as Mary and Joseph, and Ted Rose as The Archangel Gabriel. The show runs the remainder of this weekend and next weekend, so you’ll want to make sure you get your tickets early at Showclix.