Northeast High School's Drama Club presents a revival of its 1979 hit production, "Jesus Christ Superstar," at 7 p.m. tonight and tomorrow evenings in the school auditorium.
"Superstar," a rock opera by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, has quite a history at the school, explained Ron Price, Northeast's drama director. It was originally performed to sellout audiences in the spring of 1979 and presented to over 3,000 people at an outdoor performance at Lake Waterford Park that summer.
Another "Superstar" revival was performed at Northeast during August 1984, with many original cast and orchestra members from the 1979production returning to perform.
Heading this new cast are Ben Anderson as Jesus of Nazareth, Matt Alexandrowicz as Judas Iscariot andCindy Godbold as Mary Magdalene. Other major roles will be played byMatt Sexton, Dan Cook, John Dougherty, Chris Sweitzer, Fred Bosworth, Jeremy Funk, Paul Palinkas, Jason Yannuzzi, Daniel Coking, Bernie Frank, David Haynie, Ernest Levrone and Keith Winters.
The voices of over 30 additional student singers will round out the cast, backed up by Northeast's orchestra.
The production, directed by Price, marks the end of a successful three-year program that has spotlighted the talents of Northeast students.
Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door.
The county public library is asking children in the greater Pasadena area to help decorate its Riviera Beach library with paper reading chains to celebrate National Library Week, April 5-11.
How do you get involved? It's easy.Each time your youngsters read a book between March 5 and April 11, they should write down the title and author and their name and phone number on a colorful paper strip (available at all library branches).
Finished strips should be dropped off at the library by than April 11. During the national celebration, the strips will be turned intocolorful paper reading chains, signifying the important link betweenchildren and books.
At the end of the week's events, the chains will be measured, the links counted and the results of the children's reading efforts will be displayed through May 11.
Diane Rey, library spokeswoman, said that last year, young county readers read more than 6,000 books in the monthlong event. Their efforts resulted in a chain with a length of 1,417 feet. Sponsored by the American Library Association, the program helps to promote the use of libraries and increase awareness of their services.
Readers will also have a chanceto win free pizza, bowling, swim passes or miniature golf rounds, all provided by local merchants.
Need to know more? Call the RivieraBeach Branch at 222-6285.
Several churches in the Pasadena are offering programs during the Lenten season.
Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road, will have programs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays.The theme of will focus on the body of Christ.
St. Jane Frances Parish will offer daily masses at 7 and 8:30 a.m. A special evening mass will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesdays during the season. Expositionof the Eucharist with novena and benediction will take place in the chapel at 7 p.m. on Mondays. Stations of the Cross will be offered at1:45 and 7 p.m. Fridays. The sacrament of Reconciliation will be offered at 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 9 a.m. Sundays.
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 8615 Fort Smallwood Road, will offer special services on Wednesday evenings, starting at 6 p.m. with a light supper to be followedby school of religion classes at 6:45 p.m. Worship services at 7:45 p.m. will focus on dialogues with the apostles.
Our Lady of the Chesapeake Church, 8325 Ventnor Road, offer Communion service at 6:30 a.m. daily during Lent, with Stations of the Cross at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays to be followed by liturgy of the Eucharist.
The highly popular Little Rock Scripture Course has returned and will meet at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, March 10 through May 12.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Churchwill be offering Wednesday evening services beginning at 7 p.m. withHoly Eucharist. Following the service, two courses, Bible study and "Whatever Happened to the Episcopal Church?" will be offered simultaneously, at 7:30 p.m.
Gibson Island Country School invites parents and friends of the school to come to its annual Science Fair today and tomorrow.
This morning from 11 a.m. to noon, students will present projects, demonstrate and answer questions.
Tomorrow, visitors can stop by between 10 a.m. and noon to observe the accomplishments of the students.
The Anne Arundel County Volunteer Firemen's Associa
tion's Ladies' Auxiliary hasscheduled its March meeting at 7:30 p.m. March 10 at Orchard Beach VFC hall on Solley Road.
Stoney Creek Democratic Club is sponsoring an indoor flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow at the clubhouse on Fort Smallwood Road.
Tables are available to rent for $9 each. Refreshments will be sold.
Call Rich Ames at 437-9388 for rental details.