Jesus Christ Superstar next March at the Astra Theatre, Gozo
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Jesus Christ Superstar is being staged at the Astra Theatre in March 2018 – the musical will be a highlight in the theatre’s 50th anniversary celebrations, which opened up its doors to the public in January 1968.
This will be the third consecutive musical to be staged by the Astra Theatre, following its debut rocking along with Grease in 2016 and the sell-out tour-de force of Evita in March this year.
The musical, another masterpiece by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, gained its first success after the release of the concept album in 1970. This success led to the Broadway opening in 1971 under the direction of Tom O’Horgan, where the musical lasted two years having reached more than seven hundred performances.
It is loosely based on accounts of the last days of Jesus Christ taken from the Gospel from his triumphant arrival in Jerusalem to his Crucifixion.
The plot in Jesus Christ Superstar is formed around the political and personal struggles between Jesus and Judas Iscariot, which are not necessarily present in the bible. This way, the musical offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and other characters.
The lyrics are packed with contemporary attitudes, as well as ironic allusions to modern life that are scattered throughout the depiction of these political events.
There is a double representation of Jesus Christ Superstar scheduled for the weekend preceding Easter, on Saturday, the 24th of March at 8.00pm, followed up by a matinee performance on Palm Sunday, the 25th of March 2018 at 3.30pm.
Online booking will be available in the coming days on www.ticketline.com.mt
Reservations can be made on + 356 79244048. Tickets will also be on sale from the Astra Theatre.