Rousuck's Review: "A.D. 16," a Biblical musical at Olney Theatre
It's time again for theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck to join us with her weekly reviews of the regional stage. Today she spotlights A.D. 16, a musical romantic fantasy now getting its world premiere at Olney Theatre Center.
Set in Bible-era Nazareth, A.D. 16 imagines a romance between two Nazarene teens - a 16 year-old Mary Magdalen and that interesting boy next door — Jesus. With story, music and lyrics by Cinco Paul (Despicable Me), and book by Bekah Brunstetter, A.D. 16 is directed by Stephen Brackett and features an ensemble cast, with Phoenix Best as Mary and Ben Frankhauser as Jesus.
A.D. 16 continues at Olney Theatre Center through March 20. For more information and ticketing, click here.