I’ve been a fan of “Jesus Christ Superstar” since I was a child when my mom took me to see first the movie, then the actual theater production, in the 70s.
I then had a chance to see the 1992 touring production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” with the movie’s stars Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson.
So I super excited to see the current touring production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” celebrating 50 years of the show, which is at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando this week.
This production is different from what I’ve experienced before, but it was still very thrilling to watch.
FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando will present the legendary musical “Jesus Christ Superstar,” at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts June 7-12, 2022.
Featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, “Jesus Christ Superstar” is a rock opera set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, with co-presenters Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, has announced that the 2020-21 season of Broadway in Orlando touring shows will now not begin until April 2021.
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 tourwe 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.