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Jesus Christ Superstar

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May 29 - June 12, 2021

The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's creation

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Why See Jesus Christ Superstar?

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the classic rock opera

Ex-Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams takes the role of Mary Magdalene in a new 51-date national arena tour of Jesus Christ: Superstar, following the hugely successful UK and Australian tours. The winner of British talent search show, "Superstar", Ben Forster takes the titular role, and rock fans will be delighted to hear that he will be joined by Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten and Incubus' Brandon Boyd.

Featuring the hits "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and "Jesus Christ: Superstar", this show is one of the brashest, bombastic musicals ever conceived, and the tour?s offbeat casting promises a production like no other.

Created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1971, the Jesus Christ: Superstar was the first controversial rock opera. Anachronistic and passionate, this big-scale revival has a contemporary vibe, incorporating the recent Occupy movement and aspects light entertainment, Superstar is a soaring spectacle that won't disappoint rock and rollin' fans!

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Based on the gospel, the show chronicles the final days of Jesus, as he contends with the betrayal of Judas and evaluates his relationships with his apostles and the world around him as he faces the last great ordeal of his life.

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Opening night: 29 May 2021


Suitable for ages 12+

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Ben Forster as Jesus Christ
Michelle Williams as Mary Magdalene
Brandon Boyd as Judas Iscariot
JC Chasez as Pontius Pilate
John Lydon as King Herod


Authors: Andrew Lloyd Webber (music), Tim Rice (lyrics)
Producer:Really Useful Group
Director: Laurence Connor
Choreography: Kevan Allen Lighting Design: Patrick Woodroffe.

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