Jesus Christ Superstar Musical

Jesus Christ Superstar Musical

Tickets are on pre-sale from today and on general public sales from Friday for the much-anticipated season of the celebrated rock musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, which will open at Sydney's Capitol Theatre in November.


Following huge acclaim and sold-out seasons in London as well as an extensive tour of North America, the Olivier Award-winning reimagined production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's celebrated musical will play at the Capitol Theatre where the original Australian production began in 1972, ahead of a national tour.


Produced by John Frost and David Ian for Crossroads Live, in association with Work Light Productions, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR features lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. This production was reimagined by London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre where it originated and is helmed by director Timothy Sheader and choreographer Drew McOnie. Completing the creative team is design by Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Nick Lidster and music supervision by Tom Deering.


Producer John Frost said: "I am thrilled at the overwhelming positive response to the announcement that this award-winning production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's much loved musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is coming to Australia. Australia has deep affection for this show, from the original concept album which was played in every household, to the original production starring Trevor White and Jon English, through to the sold out-arena performances starring John Farnham as Jesus.


"Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has created a fresh and bold new version of a beloved classic which will enthrall both longtime fans of the show and delight those seeing it for the very first time."


"A gorgeous, thrilling, heavenly musical." - The Guardian

"Hallelujah! An almighty revelation."- The Daily Telegraph


A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for decades, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's iconic 1970s rock score was originally released as a concept album and opened on Broadway in 1971. The original Australian production opened at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney in May 1972, followed by seasons at the Palais Theatre, Melbourne and other cities, playing for more than 700 performances. The original London production ran for over eight years. By the time it closed after 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history at that time.


JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has been reproduced regularly around the world in the years since its first appearance, including a Broadway revival in 2012, an ITV competition TV show called Superstar that led to casting Ben Forster as Jesus for an arena tour of the show, and a production at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre celebrating 45 years since the musical's Broadway debut. An Australian arena tour featuring John Farnham, Jon Stevens, Kate Ceberano, Angry Anderson, Russell Morris and John Waters toured Australia in 1992 to sell-out performances. 

A galaxy of stars around the world have played lead roles in the musical, including Joanna Ampil, Sara Bareilles, Melanie C, Irene Cara, Brent Carver, Julian Clary, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey, Ben Daniels, Brandon Victor Dixon, Yvonne Elliman, Agnetha Fältskog (from ABBA), Marcia Hines, Paul Jabara, Ramin Karimloo, Jay Laga'aia, John Legend, Telly Leung, Norm Lewis, Reg Livermore, Rik Mayall, Tim Minchin, Paul Nicholas, Rory O'Donoghue, Doug Parkinson, Frances Ruffelle, Ben Vereen, Trevor White, Stevie Wright and John Paul Young.


JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes I Don't Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar.


This production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and the 2016 Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017. The production played a West End engagement at the Barbican in 2019 before returning to Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in concert version during the summer of 2020.




Venue                                   Capitol Theatre, Sydney

Season                                 From 13 November

Performance Times                Tue-Thurs 7pm, Fri- Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm (performance times vary each week)

Prices:                                  From $69.90 (Transaction fees apply)

Bookings:                     or 136 100


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