This week we go back to late November, 2013 for an early edition of The RFC MINI SHOW featuring music from the annual CYAC tradition, MARY A Rock Opera, Dan Kehde and Mark Scarpelli’s musical which has become a Charleston holiday institution. We brought you three songs from the show’s 2013 rehearsals, starring Rowan Maher as the titular mother of Christ. The RFC crew recorded these three songs, “Spin and Grow,” “Hear Us O Lord,” and “Child, My Child” before the set was finished or the full orchestra was available. It’s still a stunning work and we are happy to share it with you.
We will keep you posted about this year’s production of MARY, which I’m guessing will be at CYAC’s new home, the Elk City Playhouse. The show usually opens the day after Thanksgiving, and is well worth experiencing.
Also of note is that this is the first of two “episode sevens” for The RFC MINI SHOW. Months after posting these, I realized that I’d numbered two of the shows as “seven,” I don’t recall if I ever skipped a number later to make up for it, but next week you can look forward to The RFC MINI SHOW number 7.2.