Jesus Christ Superstar returns to the Keswick Theater!
Tony Award nominated Jesus Christ Superstar, the world's first rock opera, was created as a concept album at the start of the subversive era of the Seventies and has at its center a social and political rebel. Following the 2015 run of the acclaimed musical by Midnight Productions that saw singer/songwriter Jeffrey Folmer play the lead role of Jesus, this annual production once again takes center stage at the Keswick Theatre in time for the Easter vacation, with the cast to be announced at a later date.
This stirring rock opera takes an alternative look at the final days in the life of Jesus Christ and portrays Judas as a tragic figure concerned with how Jesus steers his disciples rather than as the ultimate traitor, using contemporary metaphors, language and intentional anachronism throughout.
Follow Jesus and his disciples through the eyes of Judas as they enter Jerusalem, Judas' betrayal, the iconic Passion and ensuing crucifixion - as well as his relationship with one Mary Magdalene. The musical features Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice hit songs "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "What's the Buzz" and of course the title song, "Jesus Christ Superstar".