Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar
Lyric Theatre
through April 23, 2017

The Right Honorable Lloyd-Webber wrote the score for this opus almost 50 years ago, and it is still playing somewhere on any day of the year.  If you think of his works such as Cats or Phantom, this ain’t of the same genre.  Lloyd-Webber with lyricist Tim Rice brought this timeless tale to the stage as a rock opera.

As such, you find the players in down-scale street attire, with a minimalist stage setting, and sometimes bombastic orchestration by an orchestra of 11 players downstage.  While there are about 20 numbers in the show, the only memorable ones seem to be I Don’t Know How to Love Him, and the title number.

This high energy production by the Lyric presents Haden Rider at Jesus, and Taylor Buice as Judas.  Mary is played by Adrianna Trachell and Googie Uterhardt appears as Herod.  There is a total cast of more than 20 players under the direction of Alan Kilpatrick.  Ricardo Aponte is the choreographer.

If you enjoyed the show before, you’ll enjoy this presentation.  Alas, if you weren’t really into it once before, you’ll not likely be revisiting them at the Last Supper; even though Easter is soon upon us.

The Lyric is on the 120 South Loop, just south of Marietta Square, with easy free parking, comfy seating, and all seats have good stage view.  You can get full into and tickets at