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SVC Student Theatre Company to Present 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Public Relations
Posted: Friday Oct 7, 2011
The Company, Saint Vincent College’s student-run theatre group, will present Jesus Christ Superstar as its annual fall performance at 8 p.m. Friday, November 18, at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, November 19 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 20 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center at Saint Vincent. Admission is free for all performances. No reservations are required and seating is general admission. Doors will open one-half hour before each performance.

Student leaders include Alexander Coffroth, a senior English major from Cleona, director; Ethan Crace, a senior chemistry major from Scottdale, assistant director; Victoria Magiera, a senior marketing major from Latrobe, producer; Averie Shaughnessy, a senior English major from Latrobe, and Alyssa Hennessy, a senior communication major from Latrobe, musical directors; Matt Snelick, a senior marketing major from Saint Marys, and Colleen Fisher, a senior chemistry major from Cheswick, choreographers; Andrew DeBroeck, a senior anthropology major from Latrobe, pianist; Zack Tackett, a junior English major from Lower Burrell, technical director; Heather Chero, a sophomore psychology major from New Florence, sound technician; Natalie Woodruff, sophomore art education major from Ringoes, New Jersey, prop master; Nerissa McCollin, a junior biology major from Trinidad, West Indies, microphones; and Allyson Lambert, junior marketing major from Saltsburg, stage manager.

In this production, the group will perform a variety of songs including several with dance numbers such as “What’s the Buzz,” “Strange Thing Mystifying,” “Hosanna,” “Crucifixion” and “Superstar.”

The cast includes: Eric Sciulli, a freshman communication major from Pittsburgh, as Jesus; Jordan Sonnett a senior theology major from Beaver Falls, as Judas; Alyssa Hennessy, a senior communication major from Latrobe, as Mary Magdalene; Josh Gongaware, a sophomore economics major from Irwin, as Peter; Zach Noble, a senior English major from Burke, Virginia, as Simon; Zac Rumski, a senior arts administration major from Pittsburgh (15210), as Pilate; Tom Cocchi a senior finance major from Pittsburgh (15243), as Herod; Evan Hrobak, a sophomore English major from Spring Church, as Caiaphas; Lydia Gibson, a sophomore music performance major from Saint Marys, as Annas; Trish Allan a senior communication major from Downingtown, as a high priest; Casey Ciocco a junior psychology major from Latrobe, as a high priest and James; Tom Mengers, a freshman theology major from Claymont, Delaware, as a high priest, soldier and Thomas; Amanda Slowey, a freshman undecided major from Bethel Park, as a soul girl; Marla Crawford, a junior biology major from Valencia, as a soul girl; Colleen Fisher, a senior chemistry major from Cheswick, as a soul girl; Rona Gehring, a freshman music major from Robinson, as a muse; Ashlee Lamar, a freshman music major from Indiana, as a muse; Courtney Tolner, a senior art history major from Monessen, as a muse; Danielle Hunter, a sophomore biology major from Mount Pleasant, as Mary, Mother of Jesus; John Mitrik, a freshman computer science major from Elkview, West Virginia, as James, Brother of John; Rory Mitrik, a junior history major from Elkview, West Virginia, as John; Matt Snelick, a senior marketing major from Saint Marys, as Bartholomew; Alex Policicchio, a senior studio arts major from Johnstown, as Thaddeus; Dan Swartz, a senior philosophy major from Columbus, Ohio, as Matthew; Brandon Snyder, a freshman biology major from Laughlintown, as Andrew; Mark Harris, a freshman arts administration major from Belle Vernon, as Philip; Samantha Dravis, a senior elementary instruction major from Johnstown, as maid by the fire; and Stacie Sikora, a sophomore English major from Pittsburgh (15210); Olivia Dongilla, a senior psychology major from Jeannette; Signe Lindberg, a senior arts administration major from Keene, New Hampshire; and Theresa Nath, a freshman psychology major from Pittsburgh as temple soloists.

Featured dancers will include Matt Snelick, Brandon Snyder, Mark Harris, Alex Policicchio, Sami Boroski (a senior physician assistant major from Freeport), Lesley Manns (a junior management major from Irwin), Theresa Nath and Colleen Fisher.

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