JCS fans, rejoice! Ted Neeley is coming back to The Frida!
Celebrated as arguably the best rock opera ever written, 1973 classic Jesus Christ Superstar is based on a concept album project written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the subsequent long-running Broadway performance that followed. Starring Ted Neeley in his iconic role as Jesus Christ, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, and the late greats Carl Anderson and Barry Dennen as Judas Iscariot and Pontius Pilate, this sensational feature film tells the story of the final six days in the life of Jesus Christ through the troubled eyes of his exasperated friend Judas Iscariot, who feels that Christ and his fellow apostles may have lost sight of their core mission at hand. Too often mis-labeled a musical, Jesus Christ Superstar is very much the definition of a rock opera, featuring an explosive set of songs that range in style from stage to disco to funk to rock, carrying the narrative completely in song, with no spoken lines.
We will be presenting Jesus Christ Superstar on Saturday, December 16 at 2pm, and on Sunday, December 17 at 2pm. On Saturday. December 16 at 8pm, we will also present a special Sing Along version of Jesus Christ Superstar, inviting the audience to sing along to their favorite JCS songs!
Actor/singer/musician Ted Neeley will be joining us for all three screenings! Come early and meet the man who, 44 years after this film’s release, is still touring the world with the stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar, performing the role that made him a rock icon.