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.

Cast

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

 

Performances

Friday May 8th 7:30pm
Saturday May 9th 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Wednesday May 13th 7:30pm
Friday May 15th 7:30pm
Saturday May 16th 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Wednesday May 20th 7:30pm
Friday May 22nd 7:30pm
Saturday May 23rd 7:30pm

All performances at Victor Harbor Town Hall, Coral St, Victor Harbor

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

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"Every time I look at you I don't understand
Why you let the things you did get so out of hand?"

- Judas Iscariot

Accolades

Adelaide Theatre Guide "Curtain Call" Awards 2015

For the first time in SCCAS history, a show has been nominated in the amateur category of the ATG "Curtain Call" Awards. 

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

For more information about the awards, go to www.theatreguide.com.au

 
 

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