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.
Directed by: Kathleen Breedveld & Paul Vega
Choreography: Morgan Stinson & Cathrine Delos Santos
** Herod’s Dancers
Herod (DC Scarpelli) Men: Bottom Left to Right - Michael A. Jackson, Brian Olkowski, Justin Sabino, Joren Reyes Women: from center then left to right - Amanda Ross, Ally Murphy, Heidi Amstrup, Morgan Stinson, Tiana Paulding
Pilate and Tormentors: Pilate (Matthew Liebowitz) Tormentors- Bottom left (Heidi Amstrup) Top Left (Morgan Stinson, Bottom Right (Amanda Ross)