Musical about Jesus' life features local performers

The cast and crew of "The Answer," a story based on Scripture, would like to invite you to special performances at St. Joseph Church in Amherst on March 18 and 19, St. Clarence Church in North Olmsted on March 24 and 25 and Crossroads Church in Mansfield on March 31. The shows all begin at 7:30 p.m. The  cast and crew members are looking forward to presenting to you the story of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus set to contemporary music. The production is a wonderful way to devote time and prayer during the time of Lent.

The Answer takes place in the Holy Land and focuses on the last 3 years of the ministry of Jesus including His death and resurrection. Throughout the musical, questions arise about the ministry of Jesus with the answers being revealed throughout the production.

This dynamic musical is a contemporary multimedia production with video, song, drama and dance. It is directed and produced by Christina Dupré. She was originally from France and came to the  United States to earn degrees from The Ohio State University and The Cleveland Institute of Music. Christina has performed throughout the world, including several World Youth Days and three papal performances. She currently is the Worship and Liturgy Coordinator at St. Joseph Church in Amherst.

The extremely taxing role of Jesus is professionally and powerfully done by Ernesto Alcantara, the Worship Pastor at Crossroads Church. He recently has performed in three Christian films and released his first single “Blown Away.”  His acting, singing and ability to convey the message of Jesus will leave you awestruck!

The cast and crew of 80 is primarily composed of people from the area with many being from the parishes of St. Ladislas in Westlake, St. Joseph in Amherst, St. Mary of the Falls in Olmsted Falls, St. Clarence in North Olmsted, Crossroads Church in Mansfield and several other local parishes.

The performances are free but those in attendance will be given the opportunity to give a free will offering.

It is the sincere hope of the participants that all who attend will come and be transported back in time by The Answer and will experience a deeper understanding of their faith, especially during the time of Lent.

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 10:13 AM, 03.21.2023