The Kensington Swan Season of
Jesus Christ Superstar
Music By Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics By Tim Rice
30 OCT - 30 NOV 2014 — Musical
Auckland Theatre Company
90 minutes plus a 20 minute interval
Experience the greatest rock opera of all time as you've never seen it before. Ground breaking rock retelling of the last week in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.
With instantly recognizable hit songs such as 'Everything's Alright', 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', and the iconic theme song, Jesus Christ Superstar is the entertainment highlight of the year.
...zealously entertaining production.
...the superstar of this Auckland Theatre Company production is the singing, and, boy, we hear some impressive pipes.
ATC should be commended on this production, which is overall energetic and brave, harnessing the 'rock' element of the rock opera and giving it a good shake up.
This is proper innovation at work. I am gobsmacked. I can only imagine the challenge of putting together such a spectacle, and that Mister Driver must have had several sleepless nights while rolling this behemoth production over in his head. My hat is off: he has done a formidable job.
...what a spectacle. You’ll cheer as the final song becomes a glorious celebration of the show’s brilliant excesses, as priests, Herod, Romans and all dance to the Webber standard. Jesus Christ Superstar is a glorious end-of-year splurge and an almightily audacious rock-opera experience.