JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Opening In April at Atlanta Lyric Theatre!

Atlanta Lyric Theatre is thrilled to bring one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most popular musicals to Marietta April 7-23, 2017. With music by Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar is a global phenomenon that has been stunning audiences for over 40 years! Jesus Christ Superstar performs at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 South Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). For tickets, reservations and group pricing visit or call 404-377-9948.

Jesus Christ Superstar, originally produced in 1970, was the first professional collaboration by the now famed writing duo Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Jesus Christ Superstar is unique in that it delves in to the relationship between Jesus and Judas in the days leading up to Jesus' crucifixion. Told mostly from the perspective of Judas, Webber and Rice expand on what is presented in the bible about the friendship and what it might be like to have a friend rise to kingly stardom overnight.

Jesus Christ Superstar has a ground breaking rock-opera score. Audiences will find that even now, four decades after its premiere, the music is still fresh, audacious, and vibrant.

The Lyric's production of Jesus Christ Superstar is being presented with a contemporary feel and is directed by Marietta favorite Alan Kilpatrick. Music direction by Amanda Morgan, and choreography by Ricardo Aponte. The towering set is designed by Lee Shiver-Cerone, with lighting design by Mary Parker. Finishing up the production design team are Amanda Edgerton on costumes, John McKenzie on Sound, and wig design by George Deavours.

Georgia native, Haden Rider, stars as Jesus of Nazareth. This is Haden's third production with The Atlanta Lyric. He was last seen as Ethan Gerard in The Full Monty. Haden is an alumnus of Brenau University/ Gainesville Theatre Alliance.

Making her Atlanta Lyric Theatre debut is Adrianna Trachell as Mary Magdalene. Adrianna was part of the Broadway and 1st National Tour productions of Bring It On: The Musical. Adrianna hails from Indianapolis, IN where she attended Roosevelt University.

The dynamic Judas is played by Taylor Buice. Taylor was last seen at The Atlanta Lyric as Che in Evita. A Georgia native, Taylor is a stage and Television actor with credits that include National Tours and TV shows.

Atlanta area favorite, Googie Uterhardt plays King Herod. The cast includes, Matthew Morris, Sean Paul Bryan, Koby Parker, Orlando Rebollar, Daniel Burns, Jessica De Maria, Alyssa Michele, Chloe Cordle, Arielle Geller, Kandice Arrington, Fenner Eaddy, Cansler McGhee, Chase Davidson, DJ Grooms, Jordan DeMoss, Kari Twyman, Leticia Chavez, and Derrick Roney.

The Lyric will finish out its 2016/2017 season this summer with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which will run June 9-25, 2017.

For more information on upcoming shows or to purchase tickets, go to or call 404-377-9948.

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