Ohio Theatre | Columbus, Ohio
Brace yourself for an exhilarating journey as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice bring their soulful ROCK OPERA, the timeless classic Jesus Christ Superstar, to the magnificent Ohio Theatre on Thursday 5th October 2023! This fall transport yourself in the ancient world of Judea, where this beloved Broadway musical depicts the final days of Jesus of Nazareth, witnessed through the eyes of his loyal follower, Judas Iscariot.
Be captivated by the Christian rock roots that defined a generation, as Jesus Christ Superstar performs an unforgettable array of hits including "Gethsemane". Immerse yourself in the revolutionary story and soundtrack that moved a generation and captivated the hearts of millions.
Not to be missed, the awe-inspiring Ohio Theatre is the perfect venue for hosting the best of Broadway in the lively city of Columbus.
Gather your friends and rediscover the enduring power of faith, love, and sacrifice in the timeless Jesus Christ Superstar! Act fast and get your tickets now for an unforgettable Thursday night this October!
Jesus Christ Superstar is going live at the iconic Ohio Theatre on Thursday 5th October 2023! Prepare yourself for an adrenaline-pumping experience as the award-winning updated production of the soulful musical comes to life in town! This fall, the performers of this iconic masterpiece is arriving to your city, bringing hit show tunes including "Don't Know How to Love Him," "The Superstar," and "The Gethsemane." Set in ancient Judea, the musical examines personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers, and the Roman Empire solely through songs. Head to the stunning Ohio Theatre stage at the core of the vibrant city of Columbus, Ohio, and brace yourself for a timeless, captivating, and rock-filled journey! Tickets are selling fast, so reserve your seats now before they vanish!
Jesus Christ Superstar's enduring 1970s rock score was initially issued as a game-changing album and hit the stage in 1971 at the renowned Mark Hellinger Theatre. It has since become a worldwide phenomenon, running for more than eight years in London. With over 3,358 performances by the time it closed, it was considered the longest-running musical in West End history at the time.
Originally premiering at London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, the performance features music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Renowned producer Timothy Sheader is the show's director, while Drew McOnie is the cast’s choreographer.
Likewise, the production will feature choreography by Olivier Award-winning Drew McOnie, musical direction by Tom Deering, designs by the visionary Tom Scutt, lighting designs by Lee Curran, and sound designs by Nick Lidster. Producer David Ian mentioned that he was excited to bring this production alive on tour. “Our team 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,” he added.
The Broadway show’s story straightforwardly recounts The Passion of Jesus Christ, including the tribulations and uprising that resulted in his crucifixion. In contrast to other musicals of the day, the composition was groundbreaking and challengingly original, thanks to its ROCK OPERA design.
“Now, amidst many popular rock musicals like "Spring Awakening" and "American Idiot," this production walks the line between being faithful to the original material and finding timely relevance,” the State Press shares about the captivating performance.
Catch the revival of Jesus Christ Superstar and bring your friends to watch the Broadway performance that won an Olivier Award for “Best Musical Revival” in 2017 and the 2016 London Theater Award for “Best Musical.” Buy your tickets here and be part of this unforgettable theatrical experience this October!