Jesus Christ Superstar

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Tim Minchin in the 2012 tour (Photo: Tristram Kenton)

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Yvonne Elliman as Mary and Jeff Fenholt as Jesus in the original 1971 Broadway production (Photo: NYPL/Billy Rose Theatre Division)

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Chilina Kennedy, Paul Nolan & Josh Young in the 2012 Broadway revival (Photo: Joan Marcus)

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Guildford School of Acting

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Guildford School of Acting

  • Jesus Christ Superstar

    Guildford School of Acting

A rock opera based on the last week of Jesus’ life.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

What’s the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.

The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon and perfect pick for schools, community theatres and professionals alike, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.

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Watch videos from the show

  • Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber on the history of JCS
  • Original Murray Head 1971 promo video
  • Tim Minchin, “Superstar,” 2012 arena tour
  • Teaser Trailer for 2016 Regent’s Park production
  • Brodyn Knucky sings "King Herod's Song" at Massey High School in 2011
  • "Hosanna" performed at the Candea College, Duiven in The Netherlands
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda playing Jesus in his freshman year at Wesleyan
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice discuss the show in 1971

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  • Insular Life Theatre

    Tuloy Foundation Commerce Avenue Filinvest

    Manila

    Corporate City Munti , Philippines

    Mar 03 2017 to Mar 05 2018

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  • Theatre Rozrywki

    Marii Konopnickiej 1

    Chorzów

    41-500 , Poland

    Sep 01 2017 to Jul 31 2018

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  • Sam Houston State University Theatre Center Showcase Theatre

    Box 2297

    Huntsville - Texas

    77341 , United States

    Nov 30 2017 to Nov 30 2017

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  • Bardic Theatre

    (FAO: Stephanie Faloon) Torrent Complex Bardic Theatre Donaghmore

    Dungannon - Tyrone

    Bt70 3dl , United Kingdom

    Jan 26 2018 to Feb 10 2018

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  • Theatre Akropol

    Ippokratous 9

    Athina

    106 79 , Greece

    Feb 01 2018 to Apr 30 2018

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  • Perm Academic Theatre

    Lenina St., 53,

    Perm

    614068 , Russia

    Feb 02 2018 to Jan 31 2019

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  • Plainfield United Methodist Church

    600 Simmons Street

    Plainfield - Indiana

    46168 , United States

    Feb 18 2018 to Mar 04 2018

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  • Langworthy Theatre

    501 20th Street Campus Box 49

    Greeley - Colorado

    80639 , United States

    Feb 28 2018 to Mar 04 2018

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  • Teatr Rampa

    Kołowa 20

    Warszawa

    03-536 , Poland

    Feb 28 2018 to Mar 31 2018

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  • Theater Komedija

    Kaptol ul. 9

    Zagreb

    10000 , Croatia

    Mar 02 2018 to Mar 18 2018

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  • Lennie and John de Csepel Theatre at Convent of the Sacred Heart

    Michaela Gorman Convent of the Sacred Heart 1177 King Street

    Greenwich - Connecticut

    06831 , United States

    Mar 03 2018 to Mar 04 2018

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  • Amos Comenius Gymnasium

    Behringstraße 27

    Bonn

    53177 , Germany

    Mar 03 2018 to Mar 31 2018

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  • Woodside Priory School

    302 Portola Road

    Portola Valley - California

    94028 , United States

    Mar 08 2018 to Mar 11 2018

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  • St. Joseph High School

    115 Nelson Rd

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    S7S 1H1 , Canada

    Mar 14 2018 to Mar 18 2018

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  • Archbishop Curley High School Blackfriars' Theatre

    3701 Sinclair Lane

    Baltimore - Maryland

    21213 , United States

    Mar 16 2018 to Mar 18 2018

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  • St. Petersburg City Theatre

    4025 31st St. S

    St. Petersburg - Florida

    33712 , United States

    Mar 16 2018 to Mar 25 2018

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  • Theater in der Innestadt

    Museumstraße 7a

    Linz

    4020 , Austria

    Mar 20 2018 to Apr 10 2018

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  • Teatru Astra, Malta

    Triq ir-Repubblika, Ir-Rabat

    Għawdex

    Malta

    Mar 24 2018 to Mar 25 2018

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  • Bellows Falls Opera House

    PO Box 100

    Saxtons River - Vermont

    05154 , United States

    Mar 29 2018 to Apr 07 2018

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  • The Town Hall, Claremorris

    Claremorris Co. Mayo

    Claremorris

    F12 X4E3 , Ireland

    Apr 01 2018 to Apr 04 2018

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  • Vernon Performing Arts centre

    7155 Dixon dam road

    Vernon

    V1b3n9 , Canada

    Apr 05 2018 to Apr 06 2018

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  • Mathile LAB theatre

    5013 S WEST SHORE BLVD APT 21

    TAMPA - Florida

    33609 , United States

    Apr 07 2018 to Apr 08 2018

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  • Mandeville Center Auditorium

    9500 Gilman Dr. #0106

    La Jolla - California

    92093 , United States

    Apr 07 2018 to Apr 14 2018

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  • St. George's Theatre

    St. George\'s Theatre King Street,

    Great Yarmouth - Norfolk

    NR30 2PG , United Kingdom

    Apr 11 2018 to Apr 13 2018

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  • E M Forster Theatre

    Tonbridge School, High Street Tonbridge Kent TN9 1JP

    Tonbridge - Kent

    TN9 1JP , United Kingdom

    Apr 12 2018 to Apr 14 2018

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  • Haverhill City Hall Auditorium

    Pentucket Players Inc. c/o 9 Hunters Run Pl

    HAVERHILL - Massachusetts

    01832 , United States

    Apr 13 2018 to Apr 15 2018

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  • Providence High School

    707 Providence Way

    Clarksville - Indiana

    47129 , United States

    Apr 13 2018 to Apr 22 2018

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  • Björknäsgymnasiet

    Idrottsgatan 4

    Boden

    961 64 , Sweden

    Apr 18 2018 to Apr 22 2018

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  • Capitol Theater, Mannheim

    Waldhofstraße 2

    Mannheim

    68169 , Germany

    Apr 18 2018 to Apr 19 2018

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  • Theatre At Granite Bay

    1701 U St.

    Sacramento - California

    95818 , United States

    Apr 20 2018 to Apr 29 2018

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  • Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

    440 St. Katherine Drive

    La Caada Flintridge - California

    91011 , United States

    Apr 26 2018 to Apr 29 2018

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  • Victoria Theatre

    345 Fulton St

    San Francisco - California

    94102 , United States

    May 18 2018 to Jun 16 2018

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  • Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts

    2480 15th Sideroad PO Box 133

    King City, ON

    L7B 1A4 , Canada

    May 24 2018 to May 25 2018

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  • Stourbridge Town Hall

    Crown Lane

    Stourbridge - Bedfordshire

    DY8 1YE , United Kingdom

    Jun 07 2018 to Jun 08 2018

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  • Kit Carson Park Amphitheater

    Patio Playhouse PO Box 300450

    Escondido - California

    92030-0450 , United States

    Jun 15 2018 to Jun 30 2018

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  • Akron Civic Theatre

    182. S. Main

    Akron - Ohio

    44308 , United States

    Jun 15 2018 to Jun 16 2018

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  • Burgfestspiele Alzenaum

    An der Burg

    Alzenau

    63755 , Germany

    Jun 15 2018 to Jul 31 2018

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  • Whangarei Theatre Company

    Vinetown, Reyburn House Ln

    Whangarei

    0110 , New Zealand

    Jun 22 2018 to Jul 07 2018

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  • Promise Adelaide

    12 Austin Ct

    Craigburn Farm

    SA 5051 , Australia

    Jul 01 2018 to Jul 31 2018

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  • Theater Vorpommern

    Olof-Palme-Platz 6

    Stralsund

    18439 , Germany

    Jul 07 2018 to Aug 31 2018

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  • Brookhaven College

    Brookhaven College Theatre Dept. 3939 Valley View Ln

    Dallas - Texas

    75244 , United States

    Jul 12 2018 to Jul 22 2018

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  • Launceston College, Tasmania

    107-119 Paterson St

    Launceston

    TAS 7250 , Australia

    Aug 08 2018 to Aug 11 2018

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  • Gladstone Theatre

    57 Foster St., PO Box 2005

    Perth

    K7H 1R9 , Canada

    Aug 09 2018 to Aug 10 2018

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  • Plenty Ranges Christian College, Victoria

    840 Yan Yean Rd

    Doreen

    VIC 3754 , Australia

    Aug 14 2018 to Aug 17 2018

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  • Carlisle Memorial Methodist Church

    25 Clifton St,

    Belfast - Antrim

    BT15 2BE , United Kingdom

    Aug 22 2018 to Aug 25 2018

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  • Wangaratta Players, Victoria

    4D Evans St

    WANGARATTA

    VIC 3677 , Australia

    Sep 27 2018 to Sep 29 2018

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  • Little Theatre , St Marks Rd, Torquay

    St Marks Rd

    Torquay - Devon

    TQ1 2EL , United Kingdom

    Oct 20 2018 to Oct 27 2018

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  • Tamworth Musical , NSW

    Arvo, 12 Avro St

    Tamworth

    NSW 2340 , Australia

    Oct 26 2018 to Nov 10 2018

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  • Boilerhouse Theatre

    20, Boilerhouse Road

    Sunbury

    VIC 3429 , Australia

    Nov 01 2018 to Nov 30 2018

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  • Court Theatre

    Bernard St, Addington

    Christchurch

    8024 , New Zealand

    Nov 26 2018 to Jan 21 2019

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  • St. Mary's Centre

    Church Street

    Clitheroe - Lancashire

    BB7 2DG , United Kingdom

    Feb 16 2019 to Feb 23 2019

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  • Bohemian Productions

    Destelwijk 39

    Sint-Niklaas

    9100 , Belgium

    Apr 26 2019 to May 05 2019

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  • The Core Theatre Solihull

    Theatre Square, Touchwood Homer Road

    Solihull - Bedfordshire

    B91 3RG , United Kingdom

    May 14 2019 to May 18 2019

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Performance Group: College, Community Theatre, High School, Outdoor, Professional, Religious, Secondary School, University, Youth Group

Type: Sung Through

Style: Contemporary Broadway, Pop/Rock

Size of Orchestra: Large, Medium, Small/Combo

Setting: Period/Historical

Genre: Adaptation (Literature), Drama, Faith-based, Holiday, Period

Vocal Demands: Challenging, Moderate

Dance Requirements: Minimal

Cast Size: Large

Casting Opportunities: Ensemble Cast, Expandable Casting, Mostly Men, Multicultural Casting, Non-Traditional Casting, Reduced Casting/Doubling, Star Vehicle Male

Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen

Award Recognition: Broadway, West End

Collection: Community Theatre Favorites, Most popular, Religious Themes, School Favorites, Star Vehicle Male

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