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Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
600 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714-556-2787
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4.0 / 5 Rated by 106 members
Review from Anita
Red Velvet 528 events 174 reviews

Great production!!

reviewed Jan 13 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Brent
Red Velvet 109 events 106 reviews

A wonderful afternoon of theatre. A great production in all aspects of theatre. The actress portraying Mary had a wonderful voice!! A great ensemble!! A must see tour show if in your area!!

reviewed Jan 13 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Missy Y
Red Velvet 92 events 34 reviews

Let's start with the good part. The ensemble was great. But that's where it ends. I'm sorry but Jesus was around 34 when he dies....Ted Neely is 65!!!! He did as good of a job as one can when you are playing a role 30 years too young for you. But...continued

reviewed Jan 12 2008 report as inappropriate
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Set in two acts, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Superstar dramatizes Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate, and his ultimate crucifixion. Perpetually changing the face of musical theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar will leave audiences captivated by its power.
p. As relevant and timeless as ever, Jesus Christ Superstar, the rock opera vision of “the greatest story ever told,” is perhaps more potent in today’s troubled world than when it was first produced. Now, for the new millennium, this magnificent story comes once again vividly to the stage with Ted Neeley recreating his unforgettable performance.

Internationally beloved star Ted Neeley, best known for his Golden Globe-nominated role as Jesus in the Norman Jewison film of Superstar, will headline the tour. While Neeley has enjoyed a distinguished career in resident theatres throughout America, appearing in a wide variety of productions from Hair to the works of Samuel Beckett, he is world renowned for the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar. Creating a fan base that borders on a cult-like phenomenon, this production heralds Neeley’s long-awaited triumphant return in the title role.

Featured in the role of Judas will be Corey Glover best known as the lead singer of the Grammy®-winning, platinum-selling rock band, Living Colour (Cult of Personality). Glover has also issued albums as a solo artist and acted in television and movies including Oliver Stone’s Platoon. Glover reunited with his Living Colour band mates for a 2001 tour. Jesus Christ Superstar marks his theatrical debut.

Director Dallett Norris (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Can-Can, South Pacific) says, “What could be better than having Ted Neeley, so grand in the film, on board as we delve into Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s brilliant musical telling of this timeless story. Their idea of setting this tale in terms that immediately resonate with today’s audiences is revolutionary. Here we are, 21 centuries later, and it is oh, so clear: we need the message of this story now more than ever.”

Already seen and loved by thousands, don’t miss the opportunity to introduce a new generation to this exhilarating and significant piece of musical theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, the original rock opera.

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