Jesus Christ Superstar is a sung-through rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. It is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the Passion. The work interprets the psychology of Jesus and other characters, with much of the plot centered on Judas, who is dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus is steering his disciples. Contemporary attitudes, sensibilities and slang pervade the rock opera’s lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events.

Production Staff
DirectorVanessa M. H. Powers
Assistant DirectorKate Callen
Music DirectorSarah Meier
Pit ConductorAndrew Wagner
Technical DirectorJames Erickson
ChoreographerAnne Brown
Production DirectorAbigail Blue
Costume DesignVanessa M. H. Powers, Kate Callen,
Laura Wacker-Hansen

Photographs taken by: Laura LaBree