A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 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.
Runs Jul 20th to Jul 23rd
Thu Jul 20th @ 07:00 PM Fri Jul 21st @ 07:00 PM Sat Jul 22nd @ 02:00 PM Sat Jul 22nd @ 07:00 PM Sun Jul 23rd @ 02:00 PM
Following our critically-acclaimed 2013 summer production of LES MISERABLES at Yardley Hall, 2014 multi award-winning summer production of BIG RIVER at The Kauffman Center, 2015 award-winning production of INTO THE WOODS at Yardley Hall and massive production of BIG FISH at The Kauffman Center in 2016, The Culture House was presented with the challenge of deciding what large summer musical to produce for summer 2017. We ultimately decided on the powerful and challenging rock-opera, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. We are excited to bring this musical, performed by 54 local professionals, to the beautiful Polsky Theatre on July 20- 23, 2017.
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 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. It was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage and first came to major theatres when it debuted on Broadway in 1971. Less than 12 months after the Broadway show opened, the rock spectacle went to London, exploding onto the West End in a hugely successful production. By 1980, after 3,358 performances, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR had become the longest running musical in West End history at the time.
PERFORMANCES: July 20th @ 7pm July 21st @ 7pm July 22nd @ 2pm & 7pm July 23rd @ 2pm
TICKETS: $17 all seats (plus online/box office fees) *No group discounts available. *This show is recommended for age 10 & up.
DIRECTOR: Amy LaGrone Sander MUSIC DIRECTOR: Matt Richardson CHOREOGRAPHER: Nick Perry STAGE MANAGER: Elaine Christensen
CAST: Jesus: Arthur Clifford Jr. Judas Iscariot: Benjamin Blue Mary Magdalene: Kristen Alley Caiaphas: Rob Hallifax Annas: George Mack Pontius Pilate: Michael Book Herod: Yianni Perahoritis Peter: Chase Simmons Simon the Zealot: William Pecota Soul Sisters: Lauren Martin, Natalie Crane, Ezri Killeen
Apostles: Yianni Perahoritis (Andrew) Arthur Clifford Sr. (Thaddeus/Jude) Jamy VanSyckle (James the Elder) Zack Lofland (Matthew/Levi) Alex Schmitt (John) Connor Ampleman (James the Younger) Sam Chapin (Philip) Cael Kuhn (Thomas) Mason Hoyt (Bartholomew/Nathanael)
Men's Ensemble: Michael Book Chuck Chambers Zachary Kujath Cameron Gunter De’Marckus Howell Brad Dawdy
Women's Ensemble: Jessica Holcombe Carolyn Young Susan Neu Spring TerBurgh Kerstin Clifford Lauren Martin Sharon Johnson Marty Joseph Christa James Rachel Field Shelby Keller Cayleigh Weiter Kathryn Hume
Teen Ensemble: Amber Bracken Addison Landes Austyn Sander Morgan Stacer Natalie Crane Ezri Kileen Megan Clifford Kaitlyn Borgelt Ava Robles Sarah Roebbeke
Child Ensemble: Robin Robles Neena Shanker Will Book Dominic Adams Sophia Adams