ART/WNY Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

ART/WNY Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARAndrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's groundbreaking 1970 rock-opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will be presented by the American Repertory Theater of WNY from March 8th to March 31st at the 330 Performance Space, 330 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY. Thursday to Saturday performances; 8 pm showtimes. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 student & military veterans.

This pioneering and legendary rock opera is loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John accounting the last week of Jesus Christ's life. Andrew Lloyd Webber's music and Tim Rice's lyrics dynamically explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

Matthew LaChiusa will direct this American Repertory Theater of WNY's March production. Buffalo theater veteran Donald Jenczka will make his music director debut with ART/WNY. Returning back to ART/WNY is Choreographer Clarissa Maloy with an outstanding ensemble featuring Christopher Teal, in the role Ted Neeley made famous, as 'Jesus Christ'. His counterpart in this production, Anthony Alcocer will make his return to ART/WNY in the role of 'Judas Iscariot'. ART/WNY alumni Candice Kogut will play the compelling role of 'Mary Magdalene' Rounding out some of the leads include ART/WNY alumni Nick Lama as 'Pontius Pilate' Making their ART/WNY debut in other roles include Elliot Fox as 'Caiaphas', Gary Andrews Steglitz as 'Herod', and Casey Moyer as "Simon Zealot'. An talented ensemble will feature ART/WNY newcomers Courtney Maj, Jack Kreuzer, Cameron Kogut;, Amy Feder, Joseph Spahn and Kelly O'Mara alongside ART/WNY alumni Timothy Goehrig, Jasmine Fiero, Katherine Parker, and Rich Kraemer. The production will also feature student intern Madalyn Teal.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR opens on March 8th and runs to March 31st. Thursday through Saturday performances at the 330 Performance Space, 330 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY, 14217. Showtimes at 8 pm with doors opening at 7:30 pm. Ticket prices are $25 General Admission/$20 Student & Military Veterans.

For more information or order tickets online visit www.artofwny.org or call 716-697-0937. Box Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9 am to 2 pm. Saturday Noon to 3 pm. Closed Sunday.

Photo Credit: Katherine Butler



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