PGRA's production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR | Kids Out and About Westchester

PGRA's production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Get your tickets now to see this incredible group of elite local musicians perform a concert of the music from the original album of Jesus Christ Superstar, the rock opera written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The performance will be under the direction of Paul Green, the founder of School of Rock and the current Director of the elite music school Paul Green Rock Academy.

Jesus Christ Superstar was released as a double album in 1970 with music by the legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Grammy, Tony, Academy, and Emmy award-winner Tim Rice. Originally recorded as a concept album, it tells the story of the last week of Jesus’s life from his entrance into Jerusalem to his crucifixion.

The original album featured Ian Gillan (vocalist Deep Purple) as Jesus, Murray Head (“One Night in Bangkok”) as Judas, and Yvonne Elliman (“If I Can’t Have You”) as Mary Magdalene. It set the stage for the highly acclaimed Tony Award-nominated Broadway production, a feature film, countless national and international stage performances, while remaining iconic in its original form. Webber staged a critically successful live television production of the album last April, starring John Legend.

"The piece was written as a rock album from the outset and set out from the start to tell the story through the music itself."
-Andrew Lloyd Webber

"I love having female students sing the main roles of Jesus and Judas. Girls bring a different passion and fire to the parts. And boy do we have some young ladies with pipes in this show."
-Paul Green

"I have directed this show a half dozen times, with some pretty heavy rock and roll hitters, but this particular cast is AMAZING."
-Paul Green

"JCS is one of my favorite pieces of music to teach. It is one-stop shopping for so many important musical ideas...scales, odd time signatures, different genres of rock. Most importantly there is a real passion that these songs and this show bring out in the students."
-Paul Green

Location:

Wall Street Theater
71 Wall Street
Norwalk, CT, 06850
United States

Phone:

9178592403
Contact name: 
Loren Teolis
Email address: 
Dates: 
04/06/2019
04/12/2019
Time: 
Curtain at 8pm (Doors open at 7pm)
Price: 
$20. All proceeds will go directly to the Wall Street Theater in Norwalk and Edmond Town Hall in Newtown.

Ages

All Ages