Local composer revives Christian musical to benefit homeless kids | A&E brief

Apr 07, 2016

“In His Hands,” a Christian rock opera by local composer Susan Olmos, will return to the stage May 13-15 at the Mountlake Terrace High School Auditorium.

“It is the exciting re-telling of the passion of Christ through the recollections of Peter the Apostle,” Olmos said, “and first debuted to enthusiastic reviews on the Lincoln High School stage in Seattle in 1984.”

The production is spearheaded by Holy Rosary Church of Edmonds in conjunction with Washington Kids in Transition, a local nonprofit that works to feed hungry students in the Edmonds School District.

“In His Hands” will be a charitable event, with proceeds from shows going toward the needs of children in crisis in the community.

As the music director at Holy Rosary, Olmos said returning “In His Hands” to the stage fulfills a 30-year dream.

“Thirty years ago, I was the mother of a 3 year old with one on the way, working full time as a high school choral teacher, writing songs continuously on my way to and from work,” Olmos said.

“After completing In His Hands, my team and I partnered with a Seattle church to present the show to a packed house at Lincoln High School,” she said. “It was a profound experience that changed many a future and career.

“My hope, after all these years, is that resurrecting this production will resonate with Christians and non-Christians alike and create inquiry, discussion and most of all, hope.”

Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14; and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 15.

Tickets are on sale at inhishands.brownpapertickets.com for $20 and $25 per ticket. Visit www.inhishands.xyz for more information.

 

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