Jesus Christ Superstar
Fred B. Cranford Amphitheatre / Valdese

Old Colony Players presents "Jesus Christ Superstar" at the Fred B. Cranford Amphitheatre. The musical is mostly sung-through, with little spoken dialogue. The story is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible.

The work's depiction offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples and fearful for the harm that may result. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities (as well as slang) pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly contain many intentional anachronisms.

Schedule of Performances:

  • Fri, Apr 5
  • Sat, Apr 6
  • Sun, Apr 7

  • Fri, Apr 12
  • Sat, Apr 13
  • Sun, Apr 14
  • Wed, Apr 17
  • Fri, Apr 19
  • Sat, Apr 20

All Shows Begin @ 7:30 PM

Tickets available by calling 828-522-1150

401 Church St NW, Valdese, NC 28690

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