**PERFORMANCES RANGE FROM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20!**
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s groundbreaking rock opera, Playhouse Square and Work Light Productions will present the National Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR!
Jesus Christ Superstar is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.
Read our interview with Aaron LaVigne (‘Jesus’ from the touring production)
With music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him,’ ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar.’
Presented in live theatrical surround sound exclusively for Cleveland audiences, this production combines an additional 22 Northeast Ohio strings players with the 11-piece ensemble of touring musicians to create an epic 33-piece orchestra fit for the birthplace of Rock & Roll.
All seats are reserved and priced at $159, $129, $99, $69 or $59 (subject to venue and service fees). Tix can be purchased in person at Playhouse Square’s box office, charge by phone at 216.241.6000, or online via the link below:
Per Playhouse Square’s official website:
“We are eager to welcome you back for a safe and memorable experience at Playhouse Square. Our commitment to the health and safety of our guests, artists and performers, staff and volunteers is our first priority always.
We have joined with performing arts venues in the Northeast Ohio region and around the country to implement a safer return to full-capacity live indoor performances by requiring masks to be worn in all areas of Playhouse Square and for all audience members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Any audience member (ages 3 and up) who cannot be vaccinated is required to provide a negative COVID-19 test result before entering the theater. “