Jesus Christ Superstar
By Webber and Rice
Directed by Terry Grazer
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. Jesus’ 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.
Produced by Shorewood Players at Shorewood High School Auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood
Performances: June 20-29, 2008
Performance Times: June 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30PM and June 22 and 29 at 2:00PM
Ticket Prices: Adults $16, Seniors $12, Children 7 and under $7
Call 414-737-3421 for reservations or more information.