The Endicott Performing Arts Center is presenting the premiere of a new musical. 'Ascend' starts out where 'Jesus Christ Superstar' ends. Playwright Lori Zabadal-Dayton talks about how "the play found her", and about the process of dramatizing the story, writing the music, and saying good-bye to some of the songs and scenes during the rehearsal process. Her daughter, Jennifer Dayton, who is one of the dancers in the show, tells why dance is so essential to the telling of the story.
Photo credit: Beyond the Stage Photography for Endicott Performing Arts Center