Musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
June 20, 21, 22 7:30 pm
June 23 2:00 pm
June 27, 28, 29 7:30 pm
Sponsored by Wenger Foundation
Director: Jeffrey Jackson
Technical Director: Sandee Hardy-Hagen
Assisted by: Kimberly Keck
Food, gum, sodas, or drinks are not allowed within the LTO auditorium. Also, cameras, tape players or audio/visual equipment are not allowed in the auditorium. The video or audio recordings of a production is strictly prohibited. Please shut off all cell phones and pagers before the performance and after intermission. The buildings on the grounds of the West Hills Complex are smoke-free. Children are welcome, but should they become anxious please exit the auditorium quietly.
Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. "Jesus Christ Superstar" illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
The rock opera is told from the perspective of those who surround him - from the apostles, including Judas and Peter, and Mary Magdalene to Pontius Pilate, King Herod and the chief priests.
The play became an almost instant classic when it was released in the early 1970's. It has been produced several times on Broadway, where it is currently playing, as well as having been made into a film twice with another film production slated for 2014.
Well-known songs from rock opera include "Superstar," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," and "King Herod's Song," among others.