MOUNT CARMEL - The Mount Carmel Area High School music department will present the musical, "Godspell," at 7:30 p.m. March 16 and 17 in the Richard F. Beierschmitt Auditorium at the Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School.

Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, "Godspell" is an updated, groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus.

The MCA cast includes Eric Joraskie, as Jesus; Justin Vu, as John the Baptist and Judas; and features Samantha Yuschock, Maura Frasch, Taylor Getty, Jared Maciejewski, Alexandria McLeod, Jessica Pachuski and Tara Demko.

Joining the very talented leads are ensemble members Christopher Stellar, Katie Fest, Isabella Stellar, Stacia Carpenter, Kaitlyn Milo, Luke Duceman, Taylor Stefovic, Hannah Fetterolf, Allison Reinhardt, Jordan Haq, Alyssa Buggy, Emily Padulla, Gabby Rosko, Michelle Sandoval and Mary Rose Latorre.

The pit orchestra is comprised of Sharon Styer, piano; Russell Wynn, keyboard; Joey Dougherty, guitar; Nicole Brosius, string bass; Dennis Carpenter, electric bass, and Bernard Stellar, percussion.

Behind the scenes are a group of hard-working painters and carpenters who made the stage come to life. They are Kirsten Sinopoli, Alyssa Buggy, Tara Demko, Marcus Pitcavage, Nicole Fiamoncini, Jeremy Schmoyer, John Bossler, D.J. Malick, Megan Troutman, Aaron McFee, A.J. Mrozek, Justin Skavery, Josh Tomedi, Joe Zanella, Alyssa Bielski and Olivia Bressi-Harman.

Tech crew are Megan Troutman, Justin Skavery, Olivia Bressi-Harman, Cassandra Troutman, Brianna Lutz and Nicole Purcell.

Assisting with the musical are Brett Hosterman, poster design; Sharon Stankiewicz, tickets, and Kathy Jepko and Patti Rovito, programs.

The "Godspell" production staff consists of Styer, director; Gary Wychock, choreographer; David McFee, set/detail director, and Lauren Mulholland, assistant to the director.

All seats are reserved. Tickets for the event are $10 and available in advance by calling 339-1500 ext. 3125.

For additional information, please contact Styer, MCA musical director at styers@mca.k12.pa.us, 339-1500 ext. 3153.