Who tells the story in Jesus Christ Superstar?
Although it’s called Jesus Christ Superstar, the story is actually told by Judas, one of the 12 apostles. Judas is becoming concerned that Jesus is taking his message too far, and worried that he will bring the wrath of the Romans down upon the Jews. The other main character, of course, is Jesus Christ.
Is there talking in Jesus Christ Superstar?
“Jesus Christ Superstar” is a “rock opera” — there are no spoken sections in the original version. Lloyd Webber and Rice pioneered the form and wrote a lot of them, including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” “Evita,” “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera.”
Who is playing Jesus Christ Superstar?
Principal roles and casting history
|Character||Concept Album (1970)||US Tour (2019)|
|Jesus Christ||Ian Gillan||Aaron LaVigne|
|Judas Iscariot||Murray Head||James Delisco Beeks|
|Mary Magdalene||Yvonne Elliman||Jenna Rubaii|
|Caiaphas||Victor Brox||Alvin Crawford|
Who sang the part of Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar?
John Lennon may have suggested that the Beatles were “more popular than Jesus,” but Ian Gillan was the first to sing the role. Gillan needed just three hours to record his parts for this project, which also featured contributions from Joe Cocker’s Grease Band.
Who wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat?
Tim Minchin, the comedian who composed the musical Matilda, is to play Judas Iscariot in a revival of Jesus Christ Superstar at the 02 arena this summer.