The Blob

stage01The Contemporary Youth Arts Company is staging Scarpelli and Kehde’s tribute classic sci fi thriller, The Blob, at the WVSU Capitol Center Theatre on June 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27 and 28.

It tells the story of an alien being that came from a meteorite that crashed into the Earth. The musical tribute is a complete entertainment treat, with singing, dancing, romance, and special effects. The Charleston production will also feature new songs from Scarpelli and Kehde, including “A Boy to Hold Me, “Too Young to Ever Fall in Love,” “Midnight Monster Marathon,” and “Little Moon.”

Tickets are available at the WVSU box office. Admission tickets are priced at $8 for students and seniors, and $15 for adults. Showtimes are at 8pm, except for the June 22 performance, which is a matinee at 2 pm. For ticket reservations and group rates, call (304) 342-6522.

The CYAC was founded in 1995 by Dan and Penny Kehde, aiming to provide teenager in the greater Charleston area hands-on access to the performing arts in a drug-free environment. They are joined by composer Mark Scarpelli, who acts as the organization’s musical director. He has composed original scores for nearly 200 musical performances that the group has staged.