Why See Jesus Christ Superstar?
Coming to Atlanta Lyric Theatre in 2017!
Created at the tail end of the social upheaval of the Sixties, this rock opera was actually first conceived as a concept album, retelling the story of Jesus from the perspective of his ultimate betrayer; Judas Iscariot. Celebrating 46 years since its debut, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's controversial musical about the last days of the Messiah arrives at the Atlanta Lyric Theatre in 2017!
Jesus' meteor-like rise in popularity thanks to his radical teachings, are akin to modern-day celebrity worship, making this a musical of the ages, and far from out of date. Controversially portrayed as a tragic antihero, Jesus' 12th disciple Judas becomes increasingly disillusioned with the prophet, worried that the true message of God is being corrupted by his leader's ever-growing celebrity. As a desperate attempt to save God's Word, he commits the ultimate betrayal. The struggles of both prophet and traitor are perfectly encapsulated within the hit songs I Don't Know How to Love Him, Everything's Alright, Heaven On Their Minds, and of course, the iconic title song, Superstar.
Opening night: 7 April 2017
Suitable for ages 12+
Two hours 40 minutes, with one intermission
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Images shown are taken from the 2016 Broadway production
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