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Lyric Opera - Jesus Christ Superstar

Closed May 20, 2018

The genre defining hit!

Why See Lyric Opera - Jesus Christ Superstar?

Lyric Opera bring a brand new production to chicago!

This blistering landmark rock opera epic that launched Andrew Llyod Webber and Tim Rice to musical icon status comes makes its Lyric premiere in this award-winning production from London's West End. Following the final days of Christ through the eyes of his closest friend and greatest betrayer, Judas Iscariot. Fusing the biblical story with a soaring soundtrack full of rock, funk, folk and gospel, this blockbuster Broadway hit is recommended viewing for all fans of musical theatre!


TO CONQUER DEATH, YOU ONLY HAVE TO DIE: THE STORY OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Beginning with the arrival of Jesus and his followers in Jerusalem, the story takes a new look at the struggles faced by both himself, and the infamous Judas Iscariot, using political themes and issues not explored in the Bible. Judas is seen here as more of a tragic antihero dissatisfied with how Jesus is leading and spreading the Word of God, rather than the cruel traitor we are used to seeing. Combining contemporary attitudes and modern slang, the song lyrics offer ironic allusions to modern life as we know it, in a new interpretation of the events of that fateful week.

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Opening night: 27 April 2018

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Cast

Heath Saunders as Jesus 
Ryan Shaw as Judas
Jo Lampert as Mary Magdalene
Michael Cunio as Pilate
Mykal Kilgore as Simon Zealotes
Shaun Fleming as King Herod
Cavin Cornwall as Caiaphas 
Joseph Anthony Byrd as Annas 
Andrew Mueller as Peter

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19 reviews, average rating: (3.1 Stars)

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Natalia Dagenhart, Writer: “My review of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is on Chicago Patch!”

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Andrew: “Wonderful”

Engaging and current, despite being based on an old rock opera and an even... more

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