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Jesus Christ Superstar

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel.

  • Full Length Musical
  • Rock Musical

  • Time Period: Biblical
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship.

As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality.

Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

REVIEWS:

"Powerful and Poignant."

Miami Herald

 "A triumph...Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score is vibrant, richly varied and always dramatically right and much the same things can be said of Tim Rice’s lyrics."

Daily News

"More than 30 years after it premiered, SUPERSTAR is still contentious. It plays with sacred images and beliefs in ways that continue to push boundaries. This story of how Jesus comes to cleanse the world of its sins of money and sex and is then betrayed by Judas has a lot of hipswiveling, sexy fun with the sinful parts."

Rohan Preston Star Tribune

"For a 2,000-year-old story set to 30-year-old music, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR still has a fresh, timeless appeal. Andrew Lloyd Webber's music is haunting, snappy and touching... Tim Rice's lyrics are too good to miss a word."

Sue Merrell Grand Rapids Press


  • Casting: 8M, 1F
  • Chorus Size: Large

  • MAY MAGDALENE
    JESUS OF NAZARETH
    JUDAS ISCARIOT
    KING HEROD
    CAIAPHAS
    PETER
    PONTIUS PILATE
    SIMON ZEALOTES
    ANNAS
    3 PRIESTS
    LEPERS
    CURED LEPERS
    MERCHANTS
    APOSTLES
    SOLDIERS
    JUDAS'S TORMENTORS
    REPORTERS
    TEMPLE LADIES
    SOUL GIRLS
  • Name Price
    Rehearsal Material Shipped a minimum of 3 months before the last performance. This must be hired as a condition of the License to produce this show.

    20 Piano Vocal Scores

    $550.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material - 5 Piece Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Piano/Conductor
    1 Bass
    1 Drums
    1 Guitar
    1 Piano

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material - 11 Piece Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Bass
    1 Drums
    1 Guitar 1
    1 Guitar 2
    1 Horn
    1 Keyboard 1
    1 Keyboard 2
    1 Keyboard 3/MD
    1 Percussion
    1 Trumpet
    1 Woodwind

    The 11 piece Orchestration is the 1998 UK Tour Version. It can only be used in conjunction with correct keyboard - Korg Trinity or Yamaha Motif.

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Orchestral Material - 36 Piece Shipped a minimum of 1 month before the last performance. This is optional.

    1 Bass
    1 Bass Guitar
    2 Bassoon 1 & 2
    1 Cello
    2 Clarinet 1 & 2
    1 Double Bass
    1 Drums
    3 Flute 1, 2 & 3
    2 Guitar 1 & 2
    4 Horn 1,2,3 & 4
    2 Oboe 1 & 2
    1 Organ
    1 Percussion
    1 Piano
    1 Piano Conductor score
    2 Full Score (Act 1 & 2)
    1 Synth-Moog
    3 Trombone 1,2 & 3
    3 Trumpet 1,2 & 3
    1 Tuba
    1 Viola
    1 Violin 1
    1 Violin 2

    The 36 Piece Orchestration is the original MCA Concept Album.

    $350.00 +$135.00/pm
    Perusal Material Shipped immediately. This is optional. Order Now

    Piano Vocal Score

    $24.00/pm
    Pre-Production Pack Shipped upon receipt of a signed License Agreement and full payment of all invoices. This is optional.

    Piano Vocal Score

    $75.00