Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970's rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It was first staged on Broadway in 1971, and has gone on to become a mulit-award winning musical, with many Broadway revivals and both national and international tours.

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

Jesus Christ Superstar takes place during the last seven days in the life of Jesus Christ in Roman occupied Jerusalem and environs.

Production Team

Director: JJ Geelen
Asst. Director: Cathy Venning
Musical Director: Brenton Osborne
Asst. Musical Director: Derek Walter
Choreographers: Thomas Brooks, Tanya Curtis & Kira Adams
Business Manager: Bill Lowe
Wardrobe: Josie Catt


Jesus: Robert Bell
Judas: Penny Smith
Mary: Zoe Tammita
Pilate: Kim Bell
Herod: Richard Greig
Caiaphas: Alexander Wright
Annas: Jenny Penny
Simon: Ali Dunbar
Peter: Danny Smith


Adelaide Theatre Guide "Curtain Call" Awards 2015

WON Best Male Performance - Robert Bell (Jesus)
NOMINATED Best Female Performance - Penny Smith (Judas)
NOMINATED Best Show (Musical) - Jesus Christ Superstar

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Glam Adelaide - Review by Brian Godfrey

Adelaide Theatre Guide - Review by Linda Edwards

Independent review by Danielle Johnston (published in The Times Victor Harbor)

Independent review by Kelly Mildenhall (via SCCAS Facebook)