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 centre 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.

Wendouree Centre for
Performing Arts
March 1-11, 2018

DIRECTOR:

Stephen Armati

MUSICAL DIRECTOR:

Geoff Martin

CHOREOGRAPHER:

Katherine Armati

CHORAL DIRECTOR:

Susan Jackson

CAST

PRINCIPALS

JUDAS - Aidan Brady / Dylan Shalless

JESUS - Laurence Heenan

MARY  - Shelley Szova

PONTIUS PILATE - Dan West

CAIAPHAS - Matt Mercer

ANNAS - Marcus Hovey

HEROD - David Postill

PETER- Jacob Nolan

SIMON - Liam Kelly

ENSEMBLE

Katherine Armati

Sam Apineru

Elise Arnold

Matthew Bandy

Kate Bawden

Ella Bedggood

Aaron Bonell-Huy

Jessica Brady

Ellie Carroll

Simon Carroll

Emily Crockett

Laura Edmondson

Alex Gay

Charlotte Hamilton

Siobhan Heenan

Tori Heenan-Waters

Matthew Henderson

Phillip Howden

Susan Jackson

Tess Kelly

Felicity Liston

Enya McDonald

Josh McInnes

Kylie Macdonald

Brad Martin

Macy Mather

Bethany Moloney

Linda Ogier

Darcy Oliver

Lily O'Shea

Ruby Penhall

Catherine Pettie

Emma Rix

Victoria Rosewarne

Tony Rowlands

Barb Stead

Ally Stewart

Daniel Sully

Emerson Tolliday

Sophie Walters

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