Updated 19 November 2012
|Turtle Lane Playhouse is excited to announce an extension of our farewell season!|
In the spring of 2013 we will be presenting the critically acclaimed and well loved musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar features such well-known songs as What's the Buzz, Everything's Alright, and I Don't Know How to Love Him.
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 ever more 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.
Performances will be April 19 through May 12, 2013. Please plan to join us!