Jesus Christ Superstar News: Regular Season and Preseason Updates
With music by legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar highlights the struggles between biblical figures Judas Iscariot and Jesus Christ. The plot centers on the events surrounding the last week of Jesus's life, ending with his Crucifixion. First opening on Broadway in 1971, the show starred Jeff Fenholt as Jesus, Ben Vereen as Judas, Bob Bingham as Caiaphas, Barry Dennen as Pilate, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, and Kurt Yaghjian as Annas. Since it's Broadway premiere, the show has become a popular sensation amongst various theaters across the nation, including the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The production, which was sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, stays true to the original music and continues to thrill audiences through the spring of 2011. Fans everywhere seek Jesus Christ Superstar tickets to gain a new perspective on this universal story.