Jesus Christ Superstar

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  • Jesus Christ!!

    Jun 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great 90's update to a 70's play
    Cons: nothing

    Summary: When I was around four to eight years old my father would always take my big brother and I on long car trips to Up-state New York for camping or white-water rafting. We would drive among the rolling hills, through the tree covered parkways, across steel ... read more

  • Christ is Coming to a City Near You 2009

    Jan 18, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ted Neely has defined this role.  See it before he retires!
    Cons: Touring most mid-size cities in 2009. 

    Summary: HISTORY:Jesus Christ Superstar.  Yeah, I know.  If you haven't seen a musical before, or if you're used to musicals being old school Annie or Music Man, the title alone may scare you off.  But don't worry; this isn't an evangelical ... read more

  • No Cohesiveness in this show

    Jan 18, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Music and singing were wonderful
    Cons: story was hard to follow with nothing to really to draw you in.

    Summary: I say the original production in 1973 with Yvonne Ellman and I was totally awe struck. When I saw it was coming again, I thought wow, a chance to take my 19 year old daughter so she could see how great this show was. Well, I was miserably disappointed. ... read more

  • JCS Takes the Broadway Stage By Storm Once Again

    Aug 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The set, costumes, voices, orchestrations, one hilariously cliche dance number
    Cons: The predictable, unrealistic death of Judas

    Summary: I am absolutely a die-hard Andrew Lloyd Webber fan~ my all time favorite show and first passion was "Phantom of the Opera." I began listening to the music of "Jesus Christ Superstar" about two years ago~ the first song I ever ... read more

  • Absolutely Amazing!

    Aug 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great effects, music, scenery
    Cons: None

    Summary: This musical was one of the best I've seen ever! I couldn't stop singing the music and finally had to buy the CD! The cast was incredible and they kept you at the edge of your seat. Even though you probably know the story and how it ends, the ... read more

  • Depends on the Production...

    Aug 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Potential for good production
    Cons: Potential for bad production

    Summary: As a Christian, I was uncertain as to how I would react to this show in particular. I did not see it on Broadway, but in a local production. However, the fact that a Lutheran Church theater department was presenting the show gave it promise. ... read more

  • What's the buzz, JHC?

    Jul 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good music, a couple good actors
    Cons: Glenn Carter

    Summary: I suppose I am the only person in the world who refers to Jesus H. Christ as Jesus Hosanna Christ. Why? I saw this show. The music was extremely catchy. The fact they played the same 6 songs as the background added to that effect. The guy I saw play ... read more

  • The Real Superster

    Jul 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The stageing is good. Fantasticly written music.
    Cons: The singing is not that great.

    Summary: Jesus Christ Superstar is actually a great show at heart. Webber's score is an incredible addition to the art of rock opera. The music is inspiring. The show is also very original. It takes place as if Jesus where to come about in modern days. The show ... read more

  • Incredible play. Even better MUSIC!

    Jun 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: incredible music
    Cons: none

    Summary: The play Jesus Christ Superstar was originally conceived by Tom O’Horgan. The version I saw was at a small theatre called The Cabaret. The one thing about the play that stood out in my mind was the music, which was by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Days after I ... read more

  • What's the buzz Jesus?

    Jun 13, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: This musical gives a deeper meaning about Jesus than reading it out of a book.
    Cons: This musical is a rock musical and not everyone likes rock.

    Summary: Jesus Christ Superstar really is a wonderful show. It is one of my favorites and I could watch it over and over again. The music to it is so much fun and you get in to the songs. The first time I had ever seen this show, I was already getting into the ... read more

  • JCS: A Masterpiece

    Jun 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: none

    Summary: When I went to see Jesus Christ Superstar, I was unsure how it was going to be. I had heard from a friend that it was very good but it had received bad reviews. I sat down in my seat and the overture began. My heart was pounding after it. I knew then ... read more

  • The idea had potential but it missed the mark. Here's why.

    Jun 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Maya Days, uh....the energy of the cast?
    Cons: let's see...direction, choreography, the whole lacking original concept of the show, etc. etc. etc. etc.

    Summary: I'm generally a positive person, but this show didn't do it for me. This new revival of "Jesus Christ Superstar" officially opened on Palm Sunday at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts. I was lucky enough to get tickets for a preview ... read more

  • Jesus Christ! What a performance!

    May 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Artful, emotional piece of work, great technical and on stage work
    Cons: A little slow in the first act

    Summary: Let me say this upfront: I love Jesus Christ Superstar. I just saw it a few hours ago. I loved it. I thought the acting of Glenn Carter (who I had seen play Jesus before) was just great. I really thought he played his part very well. He's the best ... read more

  • JC is the best!

    May 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Voices, media used, baddies!!!!!
    Cons: Jesus was uninspiring in the production I saw

    Summary: I actually went to see this last year in Manchester, England and thought it was fantastic in many ways. They had managed to include everything you could possibly want in a theatre production... the voices were absolutely brilliant, from the low barotone ... read more

  • Jesus Christ, what a show!

    May 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: incredible score, singing, acting, set, casting, everything
    Cons: not long enough

    Summary: Unfortunately, being only 18 years old, I did not get to see the original Jesus Christ Superstar 30 years ago. Before I saw it, I didn't hear much about the show, nor am I Christian, so I had pretty low expectations, but after the first solo by ... read more

  • Ted Neely is so cool in person

    May 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The best play I have ever seen!
    Cons: -

    Summary: When I went with my mother and my grandmother to see this play a few years ago,I thought it was phenomenal.Little did I know that later that night I would meet its star,Ted Neely.The play is so incrediblly spiritual,and the actors do such a good job of ... read more

  • Surprisingly Enjoyable, But Leave the Kids at Home

    May 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: moving story with a modern feel
    Cons: narrative a bit uneven, may disturb children

    Summary: Prior to seeing the new revival of Jesus Christ Superstar playing at the Ford Center, I had very low expectations, but I ended up having a wonderful and varied night in the theater, at times being carried away by the upbeat numbers, at others being ... read more

  • Rent Remake

    May 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big name musical
    Cons: Altered too much to be like Rent, disagreeable script interpretation

    Summary: The current production of JCS is a revival of the show first performed on Broadway over 25 years ago. The music is by Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Lyrics are by Tim Rice. The score was altered slightly to make it more modern...a mistake in my mind. The ... read more

  • The Secret Life of Jesus Christ

    Apr 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Captivating performance and music
    Cons: Standing ovation.

    Summary: The day of Superstar. Well, not really too long ago as I write this review. I saw this show about 3 days ago, at 2 o'clock on Saturday. Times square was over flocked by tourists that refuse to take my advice about NYC and come anyway:> The company ... read more

  • Absolutely Loved Jesus Christ Superstar

    Apr 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great acting, singing, design, and music
    Cons: Wished it was longer

    Summary: I saw the Broadway Revival of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on April 1, 2000 at 8PM for the first time. It is a night I will cherish forever and never forget because it is one of the most moving, touching, ... read more

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