Jesus Christ Superstar
April 19 - May 28
Music by ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Lyrics by TIM RICE
Directed by RON KELLUM
“Mind blowingly amazing”
Dean Richards, WGN TV & Radio
“Inspires nothing less than awe from first note to last”
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
“This production is staged to perfection … fresh and vibrant”
Alan Bresloff, Around The Town Chicago
ABOUT THE SHOW
A rock star stands center stage, awash in lights while tens-of-thousands of adoring fans repeat every word she sings. A football player strikes a victory pose in the end zone while a stadium erupts with ecstasy, celebrating the superhuman’s accomplishment. An endless sea of bodies stands for hours shivering in the freezing temps just to say they were there when the new leader of the free world was sworn in. We love and celebrate our idols, we always have…that is until we move on to our next idol.
This is not just the story of the last 7 days of the greatest idol in history. It’s the story of the close friend who tried to save him and why that friend eventually betrayed him. This is a story of love and fear, a story of kindness and greed, a story of expectations and what happens when those expectations are not met. This is an energized rock opera that delves into the internal struggles of those mortals, those humans – including Jesus himself – as they drew closer to one of the most pivotal moments in history. It’s an emotionally-charged journey in which, in the end, each person discovers something about themselves when the stakes are at their highest.
What began as a rock opera concept album (which dominated the U.S. charts upon its 1970 release) transformed into a global stage phenomenon that garnered 7 Tony Award nominations in the U.S. and endless awards overseas in its 40-plus years. And while thousands of productions have taken the stage in 31 different countries, rest assured, this is the production the theater community around the country will be talking about next Spring. Be a part of the conversation.
Suggested Rating: PG. Approximate Runtime: 1 hour and 50 minutes including one 15-minute intermission.
MEET THE CAST | DIRECTOR’S NOTES
DAY ONE PHOTO GALLERY | REHEARSAL PHOTOS | OPENING NIGHT PHOTO GALLERY
Out of respect for our patrons, children ages 2 and under are not permitted in the theatre.
Out of respect for the artists and in adherence to the union rules we are contractually obligated to enforce, all photography and video recordings of the stage, as well as of the production itself (including audio recording) are strictly prohibited. This policy will be enforced.
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