Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence Mann Directed JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Connecticut Repertory Theatre begins the final show of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Jesus Christ Superstar", the iconic rock opera based on the last week of Jesus' life. CRT Nutmeg Summer Series Artistic Director Terrence Mann directs, Christopher d'Amboise choreographs. "Jesus Christ Superstar" stars Alex Prakken (Jesus), Ryan Vona (Judas) and Jonathan Cobrda (Pontius Pilate). Tickets are on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113.
A timeless work, set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The incredible score featuring well-known songs as "Superstar", "I Don't Know How to Love Him" and "Gethsemane", will captivate audiences and have everyone asking what's the buzz?
Director Terrence Mann most recently performed in CRT's "Sweeney Todd". He appeared as the title character in "Jerry Spring: The Opera" off-Broadway this past winter. Most recently, Mann performed on Broadway in "Tuck Everlasting". Other Broadway credits include: "Les Miserables," "Cats," "Barnum," and the Tony winning revival of "Pippin." Mann has performed in several CRT productions, including "My Fair Lady", "Man of La Mancha", "Peter Pan", and "Les Miserables: A Musical Celebration". He also directed CRT Nutmeg Summer Series productions of "1776", "Les Misérables: A Musical Celebration" and "Pirates of Penzance".
Christopher d'Amboise worked closely with George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, and Peter Martins as a Principal dancer with New York City Ballet. On Broadway he earned a Tony nomination co-starring with Bernadette Peters in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Song and Dance. He also appeared in On Your Toes with Leslie Caron. His television appearances include, The Kennedy Center Honors, featured performance for Honoree Jerome Robbins as well as for his father, Jacques d'Amboise. He performed in the Oscar and Emmy-winning documentary He Makes Me Feel Like Dancing as well as in the Jerome Robbins awarding-winning Television Special, Live from Studio 8H.
Bryan Mittelstadt (Annas), Ryan Vona (Judas) and Tyler Grigsby (Caiaphas)
Alex Prakken (Jesus)
Jonathan Cobrda (Pilate)