The Beautiful City Project to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in June

The event will take place on June 24 at 7:30.

By: May. 30, 2024
The Beautiful City Project to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in June
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The Beautiful City Project has revealed the cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, in which proceeds will go to the fantastic organization Intentional Sports.

To be held at the gorgeous McGrath Family Performing Arts Center in Wilmette, IL, the evening will feature an all-star cast, led by Juwon Tyrel Perry (Paramount's Dreamgirls) as Judas, David Moreland (Mercury's Rock of Ages) as Jesus, and Marta Bady (Paramount's Little Shop of Horrors) as Mary, Trevor Vanderzee (Marriott's Kiss Me Kate) as Pilate, Reginald Hemphill (TBCP's Intersect) as Caiaphas, Luke Nowakowski (Porchlight's Anything Goes) as Herod, Maddison Denault (Kokandy's Cruel Intentions) as Simon, Tommy Thurston (Music Theater Works' White Christmas) as Peter, Tiyanna Gentry (Paramount's Beautiful) as Annas, and Nathaniel Belshan (Loyola's Once) as a featured Guitarist.

The ensemble features Peyton Knowski (Mercury's Jersey Boys), Madison Jaffe-Richter (Citadel's Baby), Yasir Muhammad (Marriott's In the Heights), Kayla Joyner (Metropolis' 9 to 5), Mike Idalski (Pride Arts' Gay Card), Kaitlyn Pasquinelli (Music Theater Works' Pippin), Callan Roberts (Mercury's Big River), Abby Denault (Kokandy's Cruel Intentions), Jake Rehling (Oil Lamp's The Gift of the Magi), Sarah Obert (Music Theater Works' Brigadoon), Jasmine Lorae (Royal Caribbean's Grease), Katherine Abel (TBCP's Bright Lights, Big City), Josh Jaffe (Illinois All State's Shrek), Alaina Wis (Marriott's Grease), Xavier Resto (Columbia College's Head Over Heels), Rae Robeson (Writers Theatre's The Band's Visit), Henry Lombardo (Lyric Opera Chicago's Aida), Kelcy Taylor (Kokandy's Cruel Intentions), Benjamin Weiss (International Lyric Academy's With a Song in My Heart), Dani Pike (Citadel's Little Shop of Horrors), and Jonah Cochin (Porchlight's The Apple Tree).

Swings for the production are Abi McKenzie (Polar Express), Demie Anderson (Raue Center's Diary of a Wimpy Kid), and Ricky Luoto (Columbia College's Pippin).

The production is Directed & Music Directed by Founder & Artistic Director David Fiorello (Jeff Award-winning Music Director for Blues in the Night starring Tony-nominee Felicia P. Fields, National Tour of John Doyle's staging of Sweeney Todd, and Porchlight's Gypsy starring E. Faye Butler.).

Morgan DiFonzo serves as Choreographer, with Katie Nowak as Assistant Director, Alex Umekubo as Stage Manager, Dean Morgan as Assistant Stage Manager, Bryan McNeela as Sound Designer, Henry Muller as Lighting Designer, and Rose McReynolds as Costume Coordinator.

Elizabeth Bushell serves as Lead Producer.

Intentional Sports is a nonprofit organization that stands committed to inspiring Chicago's youth through the power of sports. Their mission is to provide equitable opportunities in sports, wellness, arts, and education through programming that is rooted in excellence, respect, and service.

THE BEAUTIFUL CITY PROJECT

is committed to using musical theatre as a tool to give back to the Chicago community, intent on building a promising tomorrow for a beautiful city. Cabaret performances highlight a different organization every month, while the mainstage programming of musicals in concert take a community issue head-on, raising awareness and funds to be given directly to an organization in need, making an immediate impact. A city-wide campaign of beautification and positivity will be the hallmark of a project intent on taking real action in our beautiful city.

Previous productions include:

A SECRET GARDEN PARTY

CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

MICKEY'S JAZZ CLUB

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY in Concert

OSCAR NIGHT

90s SUMMER BLOCK PARTY

BUT IT'S A SCHOOL NIGHT (College Edition)

THE GOSPEL TRUTH (Black History Month Edition)

A NOT-SO-SILENT NIGHT (Holiday Party)

BALL NIGHT (featuring Cubs Anthem Singer John Vincent)

SUMMER ART PROJECT (hosted by Paul-Jordan Jansen)

DISNEY DEEP DIVE (College Edition)

BROADWAY BLUEGRASS

SONDHEIM LOVE-FEST

THE TOP 100 PROJECT

PROJECT MISTLETOE

BROADWAY DATE NIGHT

and the full-length feature film INTERSECT.

Tickets are on sale now, with General Admission tickets priced at $25, Student tickets at $15 (must show Student ID at door), with a $50 Early Bird VIP ADD-ON Option that includes swag, a pre-show reception, and an exclusive post-show talk back with members of the company. Tickets can be found at www.thebeautifulcityproject.com/shows-and-tickets

CONTENT DISCLAIMER: Please note that Jesus Christ Superstar has some strong scenes of historical violence, and we encourage families to do their research on the musical before purchasing a ticket!




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