written by Olivia Mantohbang, business management major and University Relations intern
On November 10th, 2016, The Charleston Light Opera Guild joined us at WVU Tech for a preview dinner theatre performance of their latest production, Jesus Christ Superstar.
The musical tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life using the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Christopher Conard, who started doing musicals when he was nine years old, played the prophet in the Guild production. “I want people to see that communities can come together and create something beautiful and fun. It is nice to come and be around people who love and share,” he said.
Sophomore forensic major Tyesha White stated, “It is important because it is another way for us to express ourselves. Due to classes and other responsibilities, we are restricted but they are no restrictions in art. You can dance, sing or paint and it’s a good expression. The show was good and very emotional. I had chills. I felt really connected with the performance. I am fortunate that I got to watch their performance.”
The musical was just one of the ways students are entertained on campus. Dean of Students Richard Carpinelli shared, “I think it is always great when we can bring cultural activities to the campus and have students enjoy something out of the norm. We want students to be interested in the cultural arts and make good use of performances around the area.”
To learn more about The Charleston Light Opera Guild, visit charlestonlightoperaguild.org.