The Pope John Players--55 cast members, 27 crew members, 12 security staff, 6 musicians, and 5 creative artists and dinner theatre coordinators--delivered exceptional performances of Jesus Christ Superstar. Opening to an enthusiastic crowd of senior citizens on Wednesday, February 22, the Players received standing ovations after each of the five shows.
The Pope John community quickly learned just how many superstars walk our halls every day – actors, singers, dancers, artists, musicians, directors, tech crew – the list goes on. Kudos to Mrs. Jacquelyn Burt, faculty moderator, who directed all 105 students in their various roles both on and off stage. Special rounds of applause are due faculty members Mr. Frank Setlock, who captured perfectly the part of the Roman centurion, and Mr. Evan Wacek, director of the pit band, who conducted the non-stop score.
Jesus Christ Superstar touched and inspired the audience and Players alike, and we're eagerly awaiting next year’s production!
Photo: Seniors Brendan Schuldner as Jesus and Jack Peters as Judas.