The Granite Theatre of Westerly, announces the opening of the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The show that changed the musical theatre world 45 years ago about a man who changed the world 2000 years ago! The show opens Friday October 20, 2017 and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through November 19, 2017. Producer/ Artistic Director for the theatre is David Jepson.
Lisa Clough (Westerly, RI) directs. Musical Direction by Stephen DeCesare. The cast features Sean Byrne as “Jesus” (Warwick, RI), Michael Davis as “Judas” (Woonsocket, RI), PattiLou Davis as “Mary Magdalene” (Woonsocket, RI), Mark Sullivan (Westerly, RI), Chris Maxwell (Cranston, RI), Nick Perry (Uncasville, CT), Marc Bernier (Westerly, RI), Alex Moretti (Griswold, CT), John Lamar (Gales Ferry, CT), Jane Mandes (Westerly, RI), Nicholas Lombardo (Westerly, RI), William Pereira (Mystic, CT), Lou Normand (Warwick), Sandy Simas Gaccione (Westerly, RI), Courtney Littlefield (Groton, CT), Christie Curtis (Providence, RI).
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is 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. It was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage and first came to major theatres when it debuted on Broadway in October 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York. Less than 12 months after the Broadway show opened, the rock spectacle went to London, exploding onto the West End at the Palace Theatre in August 1972 in a hugely successful production. By 1980, after 3,358 performances, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR had become the longest running musical in West End.