JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50th Anniversary Tour

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I’m seeing this two weeks from today. Any recent viewings of the new anniversary tour by anyone on the forum? Last updates were almost two months ago in a thread titled Austin, TX. Right now the show is ending its Baltimore run today. 

https://www.broadwayworld.com/board/readmessage.php?thread=1119504#

 

Tour Homepage

 https://ustour.jesuschristsuperstar.com/

Updated On: 12/22/19 at 05:08 PM
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The guy who played Judas, James Delisco Beeks, has been pretty regularly posting reviews on his Facebook page.

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^ ^ ^ sweet tip... THANKS! Very much looking forward to this. It looks phenomenal. And I’m definitely racking up some souvenirs, have been checking out their homepage and budgeting. Some of the reviews I’ve read have been quite positive.
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Saw this in LA in late October and was blown away! A fantastic production:)

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I saw it today and overall had a great time.

The choreography had a very modern/interpretive dance feel to it which I don't personally care for, but that's a taste thing on my part and it was technically well done. Musically it was amazing, with very strong singers and instrumentation that seems very heavily inspired by the concept album, which is a plus for me.
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Go! Best staged version I've seen so far.
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BWNUT said: "Go! Best staged version I've seen so far."

Since the show is only 90 minutes with no intermission I’m looking at trying to buy another ticket while it’s up in Pittsburgh. Keeping my eye open on the very limited availability to see if any front orchestra or front balcony seats open up for that weekend. 

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In what world is JCS 90 mins without intermission?

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tourboi said: "In what world is JCS 90 mins without intermission?"

 

Every theater on the tour is listing it as - 

Run Time: 90 minutes with no intermission

 

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Posted: 12/22/19 at 10:24pm
I wanted to see it in LA but wasn't able to find information on whether it's equity or not and I don't want to pay the same amount for a tour that isn't giving it's actors the same protections as an equity tour. This isn't a jab to the quality for performances BTW, more to the people profiting most. Anyways, I couldn't find that information for JCSS
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Posted: 12/22/19 at 10:59pm

dmwnc1959 said: "Every theater on the tour is listing it as -

Run Time:90 minutes with no intermission
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Interesting. They must have cut something to fit it into a one-act. Anyone who has seen it know what they cut/have a song list?

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Posted: 12/22/19 at 11:02pm

First off, it's an equity tour.  

Also, it doesn't surprise me that there's no intermission. It isn't a long show. If memory serves the UK arena tour preformed it without one. But, typically the act one closer is Damned For All Time/Blood Money. However, the entire running time of the show is about an hour and forty min. So it can be. I don't know the history of the show too well to know if it's common or not.

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Posted: 12/22/19 at 11:06pm

Islander_fan said: "First off, it's an equity tour.”

Aw now I'm bummed I missed it. 

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Posted: 12/22/19 at 11:28pm

DoTheDood said: "Interesting. They must have cut something to fit it into a one-act. Anyone who has seen it know what they cut/have a song list?"

No cuts, but it did go pretty quickly from song to song.

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Posted: 12/23/19 at 12:29am

How fascinating. I've never seen it done as a one act. 

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Posted: 12/23/19 at 12:59am

They cut out the dream ballet.

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There are no cuts. The original concept album clocks in slightly under 90 minutes and this production does move quickly from song to song with little opportunity for applause. Personally, I still would have preferred an intermission though.
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Posted: 12/23/19 at 11:56am

dmwnc1959 said: "BWNUT said: "Go! Best staged version I've seen so far."

Since the show is only 90 minutes with no intermission I’m looking at trying to buy another ticket while it’s up in Pittsburgh. Keeping my eye open on the very limited availability to see if any front orchestra or front balcony seats open up for that weekend.
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Watch Pittsburgh's seating maps in the days surrounding the event. Usually some good ones pop up then,or the morning-of. 

I've even called the box office as soon as they open, while I'm driving to Pittsburgh for a matinee, and have had good luck being able to pay to upgrade my seat if they've opened any up. Their box office staff are so helpful (PlayhouseSquare's staff could learn a few things from them).

Unfortunately JCS is in town during a busy week for me, so I'll be catching this one in Cleveland in March.

Let us know how you like it!

"I'm seeing the LuPone in Key West later this week. I'm hoping for great vocals and some sort of insane breakdown..." - BenjaminNicholas2
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^ ^ ^ Thats how I was able to move my season ticket up, by watching the seat maps on daily basis, several times a day. It’s not that my season tickets are in a bad spot, but they’re not front row balcony. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50th Anniversary Tour I have the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust page for JCS earmarked on my iPhone’s Home Screen.
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I saw it Friday evening (12/20) at the Hippodrome in Baltimore. I thought it was amazing. It was 100 minutes long, no intermission. It moves fast without much chance to applaud, although for a few songs, people just *had* to applaud and squeezed some clapping in. It was very intense especially seeing it five days before Christmas. I am seriously thinking about buying tickets to see it in Hartford CT at the end of February.

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Overall, it was mediocre. Very few highlights...mainly the couple songs from Mary Magdalene. The actor who played Judas has a good singing voice but when he tried to sing the high parts, he ended up shouting rather than singing the words. 

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bwaylyric said: "They cut out the dream ballet."

LMAO!!! I'm DEAD!!! 

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Received today from the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust my “Brush Up” email for the show next weekend - “The full history of the Broadway musical Jesus Christ Superstar, from its conceptual beginnings as a rock album, to rumors of John Lennon’s involvement in the stage production, to the musical’s official premiere in Pittsburgh’s own Civic Arena before it ran as a Broadway production.” It included these links:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/The-Story-of-JESUS-CHRIST-SUPERSTAR-20180401

https://trustarts.org/blog/jesus-christ-superstar-as-youve-never-seen-it-before

https://youtu.be/-cI1XEE9De8

VERY much looking forward to this! :)

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