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Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar set to rock the Covedale stage, as part of the 41st summer production from the renowned Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre teen program.
Don’t miss the 41st production from the renowned Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre teen program: Jesus Christ Superstar runs July 20-30.
Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is considered one of theater’s greatest modern rock-operas.
Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. Special attention is played to the relationship between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as well as Jesus’ relationship with Mary Magdalene.
The musical is unique among biblical retellings in that it focuses on both Judas’ struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus’ human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr.
The show is a product of its era, permeated with 1970s rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, modern language and colloquialisms, and high-energy dance numbers.
Adults: $22, students/seniors: $20. Call (513) 241-6550 to get tickets for the whole family.
What is CYPT?
Cincinnati Young People’s Theatre (CYPT) provides a summer of great experiences for teen performers and techies alike. Many of our alum are now professional actors, singers, dancers, technicians and musicians. Others are Drama, Opera, Music Theatre, Voice, Music and Broadcasting majors at colleges all over the country. To date, over 2,300 teens have been a part of CYPT!
CYPT has produced 41 years of exciting shows, including: Grease, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Legally Blonde, The Music Man, Jesus Christ Superstar, Footloose, 42nd Street, Children of Eden, Hello Dolly, Anything Goes, The Pajama Game, Godspell, Les Miserables, Crazy For You, The Wedding Singer, Hairspray and many more!
Adults $22, Seniors/Students $20; Reserved Seats only.