Rehearsals commence at 8pm tonight (Wednesday, 12th) in the White Memorial Theatre, Clonmel for Jesus Christ Superstar, St. Mary's Choral Society's 105th production, which will be staged in April.
Jesus Christ Superstar is a dramatised version of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazereth and it highlights the political and interpersonal struggles of Judas Iscariot and Jesus. The show first opened on 12th October 1971 in New York, with the London production opening on 9th August 1972. By the time it closed, after some eight years and 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history.
The recording of the score topped the American Album Charts three times. Jesus Christ Superstar was the first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage.
This will be the first time that St. Mary's has staged Jesus Christ Superstar and the production will be directed by Maureen Walsh. Musical Director is Laura Cotter.
Please note tonight's rehearsal will take place in the White Memorial Theatre and not in the Banna Chluain Meala Hall, as advertised last week. The society will be delighted to welcome old and new members to join the cast for what promises to be an exciting and very special production.