The Contemporary Youth Arts Company is performing the rock opera "Mary," about the months leading up to Jesus' birth, this weekend at the West Virginia State University Capitol Center at 123 Summers St. in Charleston.
The performance, with music by Mark Scarpelli and lyrics by Dan Kehde, stars Rowan Maher in the title role as the young girl destined to be the most important woman in the Christian tradition. The cast also includes Daniel Calwell as Joseph, Maddy Ranson as the archangel Gabriel, Maddy Gourevitch as Elizabeth, Austin Susman as Zachariah and Nik Tidquist as Herod.
The rock opera will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Dec. 5-7. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and they can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 304-342-6522.