1996 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

CAST

JESUS -

Paul Rienets / David Bowen

JUDAS -

Phillip Krasa / Steve Dennis

MARY MAGDELENE - Majella Powell

PONTIUS PILATE - Andrew McCalman

CAIAPHAS - Stewart Greedy

ANNAS - Andrew Hare

KING HEROD - Andrew Cook

SIMON ZEALOTES - Keith McNamara

PETER - Tim Arundell

MAID BY THE FIRE - Janette Baxter

OLD MAN & PIT SINGER - Chris Baulch

PRIEST - Alan Edmonson

PRIEST & SOLDIER - Darren Rumble

PRIEST - Peter Jacobs

ENSEMBLE

Glenn Fisher

Karen Mason

Heather Coyne

Mark Brian

Fiona Nicholls

George Skamantzaris

Colin Prato

Rachel Odlum

Rodney Monteduro

Sophie Livitsanis

Gael Leith

Greg McMaster

Rebecca McGuinness

Glen Dunwoodie

Linda Ogier-Cooper

Andrea Monteduro

Aidan Carrigg

Rebecca Rowse

Juanita Muller

David Bowen

Angie Fryer

Matthew Henderson

Bianca Leith

Fay McCalman

Bev Horwood

ALTERNATE CHILDREN

Julian Coyne & Gemma Bromley

Penny & Scott Bohan

PIT SINGERS

Ann-Maree Caligari

Gerard Ballinger

Peter Rademaker

Joy McKelvey

Garth Horsefield

Elizabeth Gay

Sharon Caitlin

Tim Ryan

Trina Crowe

Brad Coulter

Jackie Warner

Cameron Yorke

Regent Multiplex
November 15 - 23, 1996

DIRECTOR :

Garry West

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR:

Ray Doyle

CHOREOGRAPHER:

Heather Coyne

CHORAL DIRECTOR :

Andrew McCalman

COSTUME DESIGN:

Leanne Westblade

SET DESIGN:

Graeme Beames

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