Jesus Christ Superstar at Buell Theatre

Jesus Christ Superstar at Buell TheatreThe smash musical from Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is back for the 2023-24 season! Jesus Christ Superstar is set to conquer stages all over North America, including a stop right here in Denver, Colorado. With a score of timeless anthemic anthems and a gripping story, everyone is certain to have an unforgettable time at this Olivier Award-winning musical revival. 

An album that inspired a revolution. A revelation that changed the world. A reinvention for this millennium. Jesus Christ Superstar will run at the Buell Theatre in Denver from the 23rd to the 28th of January, 2024. Fresh off its hit run in London, it’s now making its way to a theatre near you. Seriously, don’t miss out on this upbeat biblical drama that’s fused with a propulsive rock and funk score! You won’t regret it! Tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar are still available. Find the schedule below and click ‘GET TICKETS’ to score your seats at the show!

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“This ‘Superstar’ has a lush, glorious sound the likes of which you’ve never heard before.” – Chicago Sun-Times

“A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical.” – The Guardian

“One of the greatest pieces of live theater I’ve ever seen” – Austin American Statesman

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Jesus Christ Superstar, which began as a concept album in 1970, was ALW’s first to premiere on Broadway before moving on to London in 1971. The show is best known for its rock anthems, including “Heaven on Their Minds,” “Everything’s Alright,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” and “Superstar.” 

It’s a bombastic rock opera that delves into the Gospels. This electrifying production paints a vivid picture of the last week of Jesus’ life, with a significant focus on his complex relationship with Judas Iscariot. What sets this show apart is its infusion of modern sensibilities and a poignant exploration of contemporary political and social themes. In this rendition, Jesus is portrayed as undeniably human, grappling with the inevitability of his impending death.

This revival was originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and directed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom). Upon its debut, it went on to win the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. It also succeeded in garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. This performance appeals to both theatergoers and concert music aficionados. It pays homage to the landmark 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, dramatic setting that is uniquely new and exciting.

“Hallelujah! An almighty revelation.” – The Daily Telegraph

In this touring production, Jack Hopewell and Elvie Ellis return to star as Jesus and Judas, respectively. Joining them are Jaden Dominique as Mary, Grant Hodges as Caiaphas, Alex Stone as Pilate, and Mekhi Holloway as Annas.

Drew McOnie choreographs the show, which is directed by Timothy Sheader. The production also features costume design by Tony nominee Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Keith Caggiano, music supervision by David Holcenberg, and music direction by Ryan Edward Wise.

The ensemble includes Aja Simone Baitey, Ethan Hardy Benson, Joshua Bess, Sherrod Brown, Kalei Cotecson, Jaylon Crump, Alec Diem, Jaleel Green, Domanick Anton Hubbard, Haley Huelsman, Jeremy Makana Hurr, Katrice Jackson, Cameron Kuhn, Taylor Lane, Thomas McFerran, Jeilani Rhone-Collins, Johann Santiago Santos, Reese Spencer, TJ Tapp, Anakin Jace White, and John Zamborsky.

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“Sprinkling of genius sends stylish ‘Superstar’ soaring.” – Evening Standard

“Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” is ardently, honestly sincere.” – New York Times

Jesus Christ Superstar is celebrating its 50th anniversary and this revival lived up to its promise of spectacle. Broadway World wrote a positive review of the touring production saying: “Returning to its rock-album roots with a focus more on rock music than story, the concert spectacle moves at a swift 90-minute pace with no intermission, proving to Columbus audiences that Jesus’ rockstar appeal is eternal, even at 50. This energetic 50th Anniversary Tour is an adrenaline-filled rock concert that celebrates the legendary music and lyrics the way Sir Andrew and Tim Rice always intended. If you are a fan of the music itself, you will love this show.”

Meanwhile, The Guardian raved about the revival in the same way. They said, “ “Most revivals embrace the kitsch extravagances of Jesus Christ Superstar; this one makes sparing but striking use of glitz. It’s one high point among many in an evening that revels in the joy of people coming together and the glory of theatrical talent getting back to work.”

“Until now, I have never come across an approach to this piece that taps into its latent power…” – New York Times

“Distinct and vivid and compelling.” – Evening Standard

“Shattered expectations about what a musical could sound like!” – DC Theater Arts

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. The show is certain to give all fans something to remember! Now is your chance to see Jesus Christ Superstar, the greatest rock opera ever, as it comes to the Buell Theatre in Denver. The modern take on a biblical tale, which blends biblical drama with a powerful rock and funk score, is an experience not to be missed. An amazing creative team and a superb cast will take you on an inspirational and religious journey that will stay with you forever. 

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Tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar are still available! However, they are selling out fast. If you want to secure your spots to the show that’s happening between the 23rd and the 28th of January, you need to grab yours right now. Hit the GET TICKETS button before it’s too late!