‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

When:
June 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
2019-06-22T19:00:00-04:00
2019-06-22T21:00:00-04:00
Where:
Heald Auditorium at Ludlow Town Hall
37 S Depot St
Ludlow, VT 05149
USA
Cost:
Free, donations appreciated
Contact:
(802) 228-7239

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971.

The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’s life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible.

A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for 50 years, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

Through a 2012 competition, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the UK public chose Ben Forster for the role of Jesus in an arena tour of the musical. The production also starred Tim Minchin as Judas, Melanie C as Mary Magdalene and Chris Moyles as King Herod.

Berkshire Bank will provide the popcorn with FOLA supplying water.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 30 years. She has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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