Three Everett residents are part of the 25-person cast and production team of Marblehead Little Theatre’s production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is the iconic rock opera based on the last week of Jesus’ life set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels, the story is told entirely through song, exploring the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers, the Judeans and the Roman Empire.
Fernando Barbosa (Ensemble) is making his MLT debut. He is currently pursuing a BFA in acting from Salem State University. Recent credits include Abel/Ham in “Children of Eden” with the Theatre Co. of Saugus, Banquo in “Macbeth” at UMass Lowell, Nelson in “Cloud Tectonics” at Fort Point Theatre Channel, Cobweb/musician in “Midsummer Night’s Dream” with Apollinaire, Alex/Tyesin in “P.O.V.” with Umass Lowell, Martin Vanderhoff in “You Can’t Take it With You,” King of Hearts in “Alice in Wonderland,” and The Cowardly Lion in “The Wizard of Oz.” In June, he can be seen in Sondheim’s “Assassins” at Arts After Hours.
Bobby Imperato (Herod) is performing in his favorite show. Imperato was last seen on the MLT stage playing Steve in “August: Osage County.” Other MLT credits include Grantaire in “Les Miserables” (DASH award Winner for Best Featured Ensemble, The Students.), Patsy in “Spamalot” (Dash award nominee for Best Supporting Actor in a musical), and Lefou in “Beauty and the Beast” (DASH award Winner for Best Supporting Actor in a musical). Other favorite roles Adam/Noah and Cain/Japheth in two different productions of “Children Of Eden,” Bobby Strong in “Urinetown,” Princeton/Rod in “Avenue Q,” Igor in “Young Frankenstein,” Ram in “Heathers,” Seymour in “Little Shop of Horrors,” Albert in “Bye Bye Birdie,” and Puck in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Imperato also directed the TCS production of “Spelling Bee” last year that was nominated for seven EMACT DASH Awards including “Best Musical.” He is a fight choreographer (EMACT DASH award Excellence in fight choreography for “Heathers: The Musical.”
Jamie Nicole Imperato (Stage Manager) is working with MLT for the first time. Her stage management/direction credits include “Children of Eden” and “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” (EMACT Dash Nominee for Best Musical) both with the Theatre Company of Saugus, along with “Footloose the Musical” and “Shrek The Musical” with Lasell and Regis College. When not in the theatre, she can be found planning events at Boston University, working on her masters or planning weddings and events for her own company “Jamie Nicole Events.”
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR performance dates are April 5 to 7 and April 11 to 14 at the MLT Firehouse Theatre, 12 School St. in Marblehead. Tickets are available at mltlive.org and at Arnould Gallery and Framery, 111 Washington St., in Marblehead. Tickets are $25 each. Student tickets are available for the Sunday matinees for $15 each.
Marblehead Little Theatre’s community theatre production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is presented by arrangement with The Music Company, LP.
Started in 1955, the award-winning Marblehead Little Theatre is one of the oldest community theatre groups in New England, having consistently presented live-theater productions for over six decades. For more information about MLT and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, visit mltlive.org or contact [email protected]