Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric Opera of Chicago

LYRIC PREMIERE &
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF THE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
APRIL 27 – MAY 20, 2018


 
One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock musical that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ’s followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk, and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. A must-see Broadway hit of the new season!




Sunday, April 29: American Sign Language interpreters will translate dialogue and lyrics for this performance. Please contact Audience Services at 312.827.5600 for seats.

Friday, May 11: Lyric's Women's Board and Guild Board of Directors present the Jesus Christ Superstar Celebration, a special event featuring a pre-performance dinner and after party at The Murphy. For more information on purchasing tickets to this special event, call 312.827.5656 or email gboffice@lyricopera.org.




 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

LEAD SPONSOR
THE NEGAUNEE
FOUNDATION

ANONYMOUS
DONOR

MR. AND MRS.
J. CHRISTOPHER REYES
 
 
 

Major in-kind audio support provided by

SHURE

Lyric Opera of Chicago wishes to thank the Broadway at Lyric preferred housing provider, Corporate Suites Network.

 
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber     Lyrics by Tim Rice
In Association with The Really Useful Group Limited
Production by The Regent's Park Theatre London
Open Air Theatre
 



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Photo: David Jensen/Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
 

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An invitation from the cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

An invitation from the cast

Behind the scenes of the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR photoshoot

Behind the scenes of the photo shoot

Behind the scenes of rehearsals for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Behind the scenes of rehearsals

Lyric's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: By the Numbers

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: By the Numbers

Lyric Opera announces its cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Lyric Announces JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Cast

Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric Opera

Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric

Director Tim Sheader on his vision of Jesus Christ Superstar

Director Tim Sheader on the Look & Feel

Designer Lee Curran on setting the mood of Jesus Christ Superstar

Designer Lee Curran on Setting the Mood

Designer Tom Scutt on the look and feel of Jesus Christ Superstar

Designer Tom Scutt on the Look & Feel

Associate Choreographer Simon Hardwick on the dance in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Associate Choreographer Simon Hardwick on the dance

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