[2013] Alyssa Dondzik (Tanguay): Jesus Christ Superstar

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Theatre

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[2013] Alyssa Dondzik (Tanguay): Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

1) Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera. 2) The music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the lyrics were written by Tim Rice.3) The musical was baesd on church gospel accounts of the last week of Jesus life. 4) The resurecction is not included in the muisical5) Contemporary words and slang make up the lyrics.

6) Productions have been going on since 1970 and are still performing today.7) Before it was a musical, it was an album.8) The album was sung by Ian Gillan, the lead singer of Deep Purple.9) On April 4, 1971 the first production was performed. 10) It was a concert performance by the Ravenswood Rock Group and New York's Madison Avenue Baptist Church.

11) There has been a lot of controversy about the way Jesus and other charcater have been portrayed, and because of this the musical is banned in South Africa.12) The movie of Jesus Christ Superstar was released in 1973.13) It was the longest running musical in London's West End history.14) John Travolta originaly tried out for the part of Jesus at 17. 15) The man who was hammering spikes into Jesus hands, actually thought he had to drive them through his hands, but thankfully the director stopped him just in time. 16) Ted Neely the man who plays Jesus, has been doing it for over 40 years.17) He also met his wife in one of the scenes, she was a dancer in the Simon Zealot scene. 18) There is a book called "The Bible on film" by Richard H. Campbell and Michael R. Pitts.19) The 39 lashes scene was so powerful, Ted Nelly's mother had to walk out on it. 20) In the 1980 Ted Neeley was given the award for "The Worst Performance by an Actor as Jesus Christ".


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