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Monday, October 17, 2011

Jesus Christ Superstar comes to Jonathan Law High

Jonathan Law High School Drama Club proudly presents ALEXA GREEN of Wicked, KEN ROBINSON of Baby It’s You, and Milford’s own CARL GENT in their GALA BENEFIT CONCERT of the groundbreaking iconic theatrical masterpiece JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR The Rock Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4th at 7pm and SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th at 7pm. Performances will be held at the Jonathan Law High School Auditorium, 20 Lansdale Ave, Milford, CT 06460. Tickets are $10 for Adults/Students and $5 for Seniors. For Reservations please call 914-439-6405. The concert is directed by Jonathan Law Drama Advisor Michael R. Mele with musical direction by Jonathan Law’s Jean Kuchma Kovacs and St. Mary’s musical director, Jeffrey Wood. The cast of OVER 50 includes Law Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Parents, other district teachers, students from local universities, and community members. All Proceeds of the event will go towards helping repair and replace old, outdated, and broken lighting and sound equipment at Jonathan Law.
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!


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