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

    2018 Teatru Astra production in Malta

  • 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.

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

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.

Find out more information about upcoming first class productions at jesuschristsuperstar.com.

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Watch videos from the show

  • Brandon Victor Dixon "Superstar" Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
  • 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
  • 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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    1045 N. Armando St. Suite B

    Anaheim - California

    92806 , United States

    Jun 08 2019 to Jun 29 2019

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    Käthe-Kollwitz-Straße 15

    Nordhausen

    99734 , Germany

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    15099 S. 150 E.

    Clinton - Indiana

    47842 , United States

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    Olof-Palme-Platz 6

    Stralsund

    18439 , Germany

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    Lucas Road

    Bolton - Greater Manchester

    BL4 9RU , United Kingdom

    Jul 02 2019 to Jul 03 2019

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    Civic Drive

    IPSWCIH - Suffolk

    IP1 2AS , United Kingdom

    Jul 03 2019 to Jul 06 2019

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    Rendcomb College Rendcomb

    Cirencester - Alaska

    GL7 7HA , United Kingdom

    Jul 10 2019 to Jul 13 2019

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    Nottingham - Nottinghamshire

    NG1 1HN , United Kingdom

    Jul 11 2019 to Jul 13 2019

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    Bennochy Road

    Kirkcaldy - Fife

    KY1 1et , United Kingdom

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    Westerdijk 4

    LE Hoorn

    1621 , Netherlands

    Jul 22 2019 to Jul 22 2019

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    3835 Green Pond Road

    Bethlehem - Pennsylvania

    18020 , United States

    Jul 24 2019 to Aug 04 2019

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    Pavilion Theatre Westover Road

    Bournemouth - Dorset

    BH1 2BU , United Kingdom

    Jul 24 2019 to Jul 27 2019

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    440 Locust Street

    Burlington Ontario

    L7S 1T7 , Canada

    Jul 25 2019 to Jul 26 2019

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    Everyman Theatre (Cardiff) Ltd Chapter Arts Centre Market Road Canton

    Cardiff - Cardiff

    CF5 1QE , United Kingdom

    Jul 25 2019 to Aug 03 2019

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    400 Jefferson Street

    Hackettstown - New Jersey

    07840 , United States

    Jul 26 2019 to Aug 04 2019

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    87 Truro Road

    St Austell

    PL25 5HJ , United Kingdom

    Jul 26 2019 to Jul 27 2019

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    333 4th Street South

    Fargo - North Dakota

    58103 , United States

    Jul 26 2019 to Aug 02 2019

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    101 S. Waverly St.

    Shillington - Pennsylvania

    19607 , United States

    Jul 26 2019 to Jul 27 2019

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    Kings Hall Theatre Beacon Hill

    Herne Bay - Kent

    CT6 6BA , United Kingdom

    Jul 31 2019 to Aug 03 2019

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    16 Azalea Lane

    Wilton - Connecticut

    06897 , United States

    Aug 03 2019 to Aug 04 2019

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    28-32 Park Street Bladon

    Woodstock - Oxfordshire

    OX20 1RW , United Kingdom

    Aug 03 2019 to Aug 04 2019

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    St Wulframs Church Church Street

    Grantham - Lincolnshire

    NG31 6RR , United Kingdom

    Aug 07 2019 to Aug 13 2019

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    16 Dover Court

    Holbrook - New York

    11741 , United States

    Aug 08 2019 to Aug 10 2019

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    204 Rose Street

    Edinburgh - Midlothian

    EH2 4AZ , United Kingdom

    Aug 13 2019 to Aug 25 2019

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    Drill Hall lower church street Chepstow NP16 5HJ

    CHEPSTOW - Gloucestershire

    NP16 5HJ , United Kingdom

    Aug 17 2019 to Aug 18 2019

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  • The Center for Performing Arts

    661 Route 308

    Rhinebeck - New York

    12572 , United States

    Aug 30 2019 to Sep 08 2019

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    1000 E 9th st Suite 101

    Kansas City - Missouri

    64106 , United States

    Sep 18 2019 to Oct 12 2019

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    1652 La Mar Dr

    North Mankato - Minnesota

    56003 , United States

    Sep 27 2019 to Oct 13 2019

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    Collins Avenue Dublin 9

    Dublin 9

    D09 FW22 , Ireland

    Sep 27 2019 to Sep 29 2019

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    14 Shaftsbury Dr

    Kitchener

    N2A 1N5 , Canada

    Oct 04 2019 to Oct 05 2019

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    Ashley Avenue

    Epsom - Surrey

    KT18 5AL , United Kingdom

    Oct 15 2019 to Oct 19 2019

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    Essington

    North Tawton - Devon

    EX20 2ET , United Kingdom

    Oct 16 2019 to Oct 19 2019

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    Albert Road

    Portsmouth - Bedfordshire

    PO5 2QJ , United Kingdom

    Oct 22 2019 to Oct 26 2019

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    Windmillhill Street Motherwell ML1 1AB

    Motherwell - Bedfordshire

    Ml1 1AB , United Kingdom

    Oct 22 2019 to Oct 26 2019

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    4455 Porter Road

    Niagara Falls - New York

    14305 , United States

    Oct 23 2019 to Oct 25 2019

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    45 station street

    Birminghan - West Midlands

    B5 4dy , United Kingdom

    Oct 30 2019 to Nov 02 2019

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    Dreilindenstraße 30

    Leipzig

    04177 , Germany

    Nov 01 2019 to Mar 31 2020

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    34_48 Guild Street

    Aberdeen - Aberdeenshire

    AB11 6NB , United Kingdom

    Nov 06 2019 to Nov 09 2019

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    7 Mitchem Close West Kingsdown

    Sevenoaks - Kent

    TN15 6HR , United Kingdom

    Nov 06 2019 to Nov 09 2019

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    300 Fifth Street

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    95501 , United States

    Nov 08 2019 to Dec 08 2019

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    Leek Road

    Stoke on Trent - Staffordshire

    ST3 6QU , United Kingdom

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    Ts56sa , United Kingdom

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    314 W. 54th Street

    New York City - New York

    10019 , United States

    Nov 14 2019 to Nov 24 2019

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    7630 Telegraph Rd.

    Alexandria - Virginia

    22315 , United States

    Nov 14 2019 to Dec 07 2019

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    21 NEW STREET, HENLEY-ON-THAMES, OXFORDSHIRE, RG92BP

    HENLEY-ON-THAMES - Oxfordshire

    RG92BP , United Kingdom

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    Darkes Lane

    Potters Bar - Hertfordshire

    EN6 2HN , United Kingdom

    Nov 19 2019 to Nov 23 2019

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    SINGLETON STREET SWANSEA

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    SA1 3QJ , United Kingdom

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    Haxby Road

    York - North Yorkshire

    YO31 8TA , United Kingdom

    Nov 27 2019 to Nov 30 2019

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    Malvern College College Road

    Malvern - Worcestershire

    WR143DF , United Kingdom

    Nov 28 2019 to Nov 29 2019

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    5151 State University Dr Building #20 - LACHSA

    Los Angeles - California

    90032 , United States

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    368 Queen Street

    Fredericton

    E3B1B2 , Canada

    Jan 23 2020 to Jan 25 2020

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    4025 Indian Road

    Toledo - Ohio

    43606 , United States

    Jan 24 2020 to Jan 26 2020

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  • Lawrence High School

    70-71 North Parish Road

    Lawrence - Alabama

    01843 , United States

    Feb 01 2020 to Feb 08 2020

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  • Sue E Trotter Theater at The Arts Center

    PO Box 95

    Athens - Tennessee

    37371-0095 , United States

    Feb 14 2020 to Feb 23 2020

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  • Sue E Trotter Black Box Theater at The Arts Center

    PO Box 95

    Athens - Tennessee

    37371-0095 , United States

    Feb 14 2020 to Feb 23 2020

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    Lichfield Garrick Theatre Castle Dyke

    Lichfield - Staffordshire

    WS13 6HR , United Kingdom

    Feb 19 2020 to Feb 22 2020

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  • Rotherham Civic Theatre

    Catherine Street

    Rotherham - Bedfordshire

    S65 1EB , United Kingdom

    Feb 25 2020 to Feb 29 2020

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  • Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center

    2434 Southern Drive, Sanford Hall Rm. 3000 Sanford Hall Rm. 3000

    Statesboro - Georgia

    30460 , United States

    Feb 27 2020 to Mar 01 2020

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    Church Hill

    Sedlescombe - East Sussex

    TN33 0QP , United Kingdom

    Mar 04 2020 to Mar 08 2020

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    37A BEACONSFIELD STREET

    BLYTH - Northumberland

    NE24 2DS , United Kingdom

    Mar 10 2020 to Mar 14 2020

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  • Vero Beach Theatre Guild

    2020 San Juan Avenue

    Vero Beach - Florida

    32960 , United States

    Mar 11 2020 to Mar 29 2020

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    The O\'Reilly Theatre, 6 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1 Dublin Ireland

    Dublin

    D01 TK25 , Ireland

    Mar 11 2020 to Mar 14 2020

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  • Kato Ballroom

    Merely Players Community Theatre inc. P.O. Box 3637

    Mankato - Minnesota

    56001 , United States

    Mar 12 2020 to Mar 21 2020

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  • Chico Theater Company

    166 Eaton Rd Ste F

    Chico - California

    95973 , United States

    Mar 13 2020 to Apr 05 2020

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  • Newton South High School

    Newton South High School 140 Brandeis Road

    Newton - Massachusetts

    02459 , United States

    Mar 19 2020 to Mar 21 2020

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    The Wharf Devizes Wiltshire SN10 1EB

    Devizes - Wiltshire

    SN10 1EB , United Kingdom

    Mar 20 2020 to Mar 28 2020

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    Alnwick Playhouse Alnwick

    Alnwick - Alaska

    NE66 3NP , United Kingdom

    Mar 24 2020 to Mar 28 2020

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    Market Street Bury

    Bury - Lancashire

    BL9 0BW , United Kingdom

    Mar 25 2020 to Mar 28 2020

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  • Gaither High School Auditorium

    16200 N. Dale Mabry Hwy

    Tampa - Florida

    33618 , United States

    Mar 26 2020 to Mar 28 2020

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  • Patricia George Decio Theatre

    100 DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Ste 230 University of Notre Dame

    Notre Dame - Indiana

    46556 , United States

    Apr 01 2020 to Apr 05 2020

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  • Lawrence Batley Theatre

    The Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen’s Square, 20.00Queen Street,

    Huddersfield - West Yorkshire

    HD1 2SP , United Kingdom

    Apr 20 2020 to Apr 25 2020

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    2500 Greensburg Pike

    Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania

    15221 , United States

    Apr 23 2020 to May 02 2020

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    PO BOX 3046

    WARRENTON - Virginia

    20188 , United States

    May 01 2020 to May 17 2020

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    Sutton Coldfield Town Hall Upper Clifton rd Sutton Coldfield

    Birmingham - West Midlands

    B73 6AB , United Kingdom

    May 05 2020 to May 09 2020

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    4 Alline Street

    Wolfville - Nova Scotia

    B4P 1J4 , Canada

    May 14 2020 to May 17 2020

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    WEST GATE

    LONG EATON - Nottinghamshire

    NG10 1EF , United Kingdom

    May 19 2020 to May 23 2020

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    Bolton Road Blackburn Lancs BB24HT

    BLACKBURN - Lancashire

    BB2 4HT , United Kingdom

    Jul 22 2020 to Jul 25 2020

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    Gladstone theatre Port sunlight Greendale road

    Wirral - Cheshire

    Ch624xb , United Kingdom

    Sep 17 2020 to Sep 19 2020

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    Shinfield Players Theatre Shinfield Park, Whitely Wood Lane

    Reading - Berkshire

    RG9 2DF , United Kingdom

    Oct 02 2020 to Oct 10 2020

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Performance Group: College, Community Theatre—North America only, 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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