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McLean Players Setting the Stage for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

The McLean Community Players’ production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” is set to open on July 10 at the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The show, based on the accounts in the Gospels of the final days of Jesus of Nazareth, depict the time from his arrival in Jerusalem through his crucifixion, with a large part of plot focusing on the character Judas Iscariot.

Co-directors Kevin and Pamela McCormack are leading an award-winning cast  and crew in bringing the production to the stage. “Pam and I are very excited about working on this production of Jesus Christ Superstar, especially since it has been exactly 30 years since we first put this show together in Carson, California.  Like that first production, we have an excellent cast, staff, design team and musicians all working very hard to help us create a story both new and familiar, current and timeless. We enjoy what the show stands for,” Kevin McCormack said in a press release about the show.

“It sometimes questions standard beliefs but is respectful of them.  This show can have a contemporary setting, which is not possible for many musicals, and that allowed for some nontraditional and alternative-gender casting.  And being able to present this rock-style opera at the technically-advanced Alden Theatre makes this even more of a treat.”

The show runs on the weekends through July 26 and tickets are $23 or $25 with group rates available. Through a cooperative agreement with The Metropolitan Washington Ear, along with support from The Alden Theatre, audio description services with individuals with vision challenges will be offered at the 8 p.m. performance on July 25. For more information, visit aldentheatre.org.