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Collective Face Theatre Ensemble presents: "Jesus Christ Superstar"

  • Kennedy Fine Arts Bulding, Savannah State University (map)

The Collective Face Theatre Ensemble in partnership with SSU Players by the Sea Box Office is proud to present our first offering of our 2017/2018 season, Jesus Christ Superstar!

Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971. The musical is sung-through, with no spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible.
The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly contain many intentional anachronisms.

Direction & Design - David Poole
Assistant Director - JinHi Soucy Rand
Musical Direction - Robert Cottle
Technical Direction - Michael Moynihan
Choreography - Kendra Norwood

Jesus Christ - Michael Knowles
Judas Iscariot - Christopher Blair
Mary Magdelene - Cecilia Tran Arango
Peter - Dan Finn
Simon Zealotes - Juan Miguel Vidales
Caiaphas - Daniel R Beam
Annas - Philip John Trossarello Jr.
king Herod - J Frank Lynch
Pontius Pilate - Mark Rand

Montrice Anderson, Maya Caldwell, Jason Arons, Anna Claire Edenfield, Travis Harold Coles, Alanna Greenberg, Dan Finn, JinHi Soucy Rand, J Frank Lynch, Emily Rice, Sean Ohlman, LaDonna Watts, Jake Roberts, Gary Shelby, Brandon Spaulding, Juan Miguel Vidales, Mark Rand

This event page is for the Opening Weekend but the full run will be, September 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24
Friday & Saturday nights at 8PM - Sunday matinees at 3PM
All performances will be held at the Kennedy Fine Arts Building on the campus of Savannah State University.

Our opening night performance will be immediately followed by a reception with delicious food provided by Joe's Homemade Cafe, Bakery & Catering

Ticket prices ar $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors, students with valid ID & active military
For reservations, call 912-232-0018

Earlier Event: September 18
Odd Lot Improv Comedy
Later Event: September 22
Savannah Sweet Tease Birthday Bash