Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades.
Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced some changes to the upcoming 2020/2021 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season.
Producers announced today an open casting call in key cities around the country as part of a worldwide search for the title character of Jesus in the upcoming 50th Anniversary tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, and Orlando has been chosen as one of the cities.
Auditions in Orlando will take place this Saturday, April 20 at Dr. Phillips Center, and here are the details you need to know:
Sad news for those excited about the Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour we announced a few weeks ago. Word comes the entire tour has been cancelled, including the Orlando date June 14 at the Amway Center.
The official press release from the company states:
“Options Clause Entertainment LLC, an affiliate of S2BN Entertainment, announced today the cancellation of the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular Tour. The tour was scheduled to kick off in New Orleans on June 9. All purchased tickets will be refunded. Tickets purchased online and via telephone will be automatically refunded. Tickets purchased from outlets/venue box office must be returned to that location for refund.”
No reason has been given for the cancellation of the tour, which was to start in less than two weeks, but judging by the reactions from several cast members, there was no warning this was going to happen.
The classic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar has been reimagined as an arena rock spectacular starring an extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars, and it will arrive in Orlando to play the Amway Center on June 14.
Jesus Christ Superstar was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, and it debuted in 1971. Forty years later, this new version of the musical is set to continue the hit legacy.