Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
The last date listed for Jesus Christ Superstar was Friday, May. 20, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Quotes & Highlights
The original production of Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway was nominated for 5 Tony Awards, and the revival in 2000 was nominated for one.
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.