(SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- The world premiere engagement of the new musical comedy, The Last Supper, is currently on stage at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). The play is about five liberal grad students sharing a house in a conservative college town who, in their efforts to save the world, host a collection of their neighbors for a friendly evening of dinner and discourse. Things do not go well. Performances run Wednesdays through Sundays from July 27 to August 7th. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take some photos.
The complete cast includes Tony Award® nominee Charlotte d’Amboise as Naomi Day, Mark Evans as Dinner Guests, Alex Newell as Jude, Pomme Koch as Mark, Megan Kane as Paulie, Allan K. Washington as Luke, and Wes Zurick as Pete. Understudies include Josh Canfield, Jennifer Frankel, Cayla Christine Primous, and Alan Wiggins.
With book, music, and lyrics by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson, The Last Supper is based on the SONY film of the same name with an original screenplay by Dan Rosen. This world premiere production is directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller and choreographed by Lorin Latarro.
Tickets are on sale now and range from $32-$52. For tickets and additional information, please click here. South Orange is a 35-minute train ride from New York City’s Penn Station via the express Midtown Direct Train on the Morris & Essex line.
The design team for The Last Supper also features Lawrence E. Moten III (set design), Abigail Hoke-Brady (lighting design), Haydee Zelideth Antuñano (costume design), Tony Award winner Jessica Paz (sound design), and Duncan Northern of TINC (production management). Music direction by Brian Kennedy. Arrangements and orchestrations by Jeff Thomson, Brian Kennedy, Justin Hornback, and James Rushin.
Upcoming performances include: Thursday, July 28 at 7:30pm; Friday, July 29 at 7:30pm; Saturday, July 30 at 7:30pm; Sunday, July 31 at 3:00pm; Wednesday, August 3 at 7:30pm; Thursday, August 4 at 7:30pm; Friday, August 5 at 7:30pm; Saturday, August 6 at 3:00pm; Saturday, August 6 at 7:30pm; and Sunday, August 7 at 3:00pm.
Here are more photos from the production.
Since 2006, South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages. SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including the Classical Concert Series, Jazz ‘N the Hall performances and Seton Hall University Theatre productions. SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
ALL PHOTOS BY JOHN POSADA - If your theatre company is interested in having John Posada cover your plays, contact New Jersey Stage at firstname.lastname@example.org. He has taken photos during live performances and dress rehearsals.
John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.