'Jesus Christ Superstar' closes season 48
Absent for more than a decade, "Jesus Christ Superstar" returns to the Minot State University Amphitheatre stage Thursday through Tuesday (July 18-23) at 8:30 p.m. This thought-provoking Summer Theatre favorite exposes many layers of the human spirit. Seemingly a parallel to "worshipping" today's celebrities, this 1960s rock opera, retells the swift rise to fame of Jesus, his radical teachings, and the apostles who supported or betrayed their beloved teacher.
"'Jesus Christ Superstar' was the first and, in my estimation, the best rock opera. It has a complete range of voice types and great characters to go along with the range. The characters struggle with their feelings, choices, decisions and the inevitable," said Kevin Neuharth, director. "The story deals with the last days of Christ as a man on this earth: Did he go too far too fast? Did he question his need to die in order to save? How does this story affect us in our world? These and many other questions are explored."
Filled with intensity, humor and sentimentality, Andrew Lloyd Webber's memorable score and Tim Rice's lyrics provide an emotionally stirring experience.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and children over 12, $5 for children 12 and under and $3 for MSU personnel and summer students with current MSU ID. On Sunday (July 21), Northern Tier FCU is sponsoring "Military Night." All active military and immediate families receive a discounted ticket with military ID. Reservations may be made by calling the Summer Theatre box office at 858-3228.