Jesus Christ Superstar comes to Jonathan Law High
More than forty years ago, it was a controversial rock concept album that captured the hearts of a generation. Now it's one of the most recognizable pieces in musical theatre, and an unparalleled artistic interpretation of "the greatest story ever told”. Set in two acts, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus Christ Superstar dramatizes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate, and his ultimate crucifixion. This rock-inspired musical is replete with emotional solos and stunning vocal acrobatics. It highlights political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus. The opera is based very loosely on the Gospels, and features hit songs like “Everything’s Alright”, “I Don’t Know How To Love Him”, “Gethsemane”, and of course “Superstar”
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, first released as an album in 1970, had a brief run on Broadway in 1971 but an eight–year run on the London stage. In 1972 it was nominated for five Tony Awards. A motion picture followed in 1973. And in 2000 it was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is one of the most popular and enduring works ever created for the musical theatre and will leave audiences captivated by the combined power of its epic message and artistry. Already seen and loved by thousands, don't miss the opportunity to experience this exhilarating and significant piece of musical theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, the original rock opera, all while helping raise money for a great cause and supporting our local students!