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Volume 6, Issue 84  | October 19, 2021


JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR makes exclusive SoCal engagement at Segerstrom Hall

In an exclusive Southern California engagement, Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR following critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the U.K. for eight performances only November 9-14. 

Featuring lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the North American tour of this iconic musical is helmed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie.

Aaron LaVigne leads the show as Jesus, joined by James T. Justis as Judas and Jenna Rubaii as Mary. The tour also features Alvin Crawford as Caiphas, Tommy Sherlock as Pilate and Tyce Green as Annas. Christian A. Guerrero joins the cast as the standby for Jesus and Judas. 

The ensemble includes David Andre, Sara Andreas, Courtney Arango, Wesley J. Barnes, Milena J. Comeau, Lydia Ruth Dawson, Derek Ferguson, Brian Golub, Brittany Rose Hammond, Garfield Hammonds, Quiana Holmes, Darrell T. Joe, Sheila Jones, Jacob Lacopo, Paul Louis Lessard, Eric A. Lewis, Tommy McDowell, Danny McHugh, Jenny Mollet, Sarah Parker, Erick Patrick, Sandy Redd, Cooper Stanton and Chelsea Williams. 

Rounding out the creative team, is set and costume design by 2016 Tony Award nominee Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Keith Caggiano and Nick Lidster, with music supervision by Tom Deering and North American music supervisor David Holcenberg.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Beeks

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Photo by Matthew Murphy

James Delisco Beeks and the company of the North American Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is 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. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes, “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane” and “Superstar.”

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a proven musical phenomenon with a worldwide fan base. As demonstrated by NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, this epic work attracted more than 9.6 million viewers, earned the highest ratings in its time period and received the highest critical ranking of any live musical event on network TV.

On September 17, a variety of special edition Jesus Christ Superstar albums, remastered at Abbey Road, were released. These special anniversary editions are a celebration of the original 1970 double concept album and its continued success spanning an incredible 50 years.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017. The production played a West End engagement at the Barbican in 2019 before returning to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in a concert version during the summer of 2020.

The North American tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is produced by Stephen Gabriel and Work Light Productions and will have traveled to more than 50 cities during its three-year run. The original production was produced by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Tickets for the Olivier awarding-winning production from Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre are on sale at www.scfta.org, at the Box office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa, or by calling 714.556.2787. Single tickets start at $28. For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 10 or more, call the Group Services offices at 714.755.0236.

For additional information, visit https://ustour.jesuschristsuperstar.com/.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts is located at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

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