Jesus Christ Superstar at Avon OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    May 16, 2011
    Closing:
    October 29, 2011

    Theater: Avon Theatre / Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario, N5A 6V2

    Synopsis: 

    The zeal with which Christ's followers are hailing him as the Son of God has become a source of dismay to his disciple Judas Iscariot. Fearing that this tide of religious fervor will provoke brutal repression by the occupying Romans. Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Jesus Christ Superstar at Avon

    Ideals Are Easy; Living Up to Them Isn’t

    CHARLES ISHERWOOD

    September 6, 2011: Heroism is not a career to be undertaken lightly, as the two musical revivals at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival here this season make clear. King Arthur, the legendary English leader of knights and founder of the Round Table, finds the task of shaping a chivalric code to be easier than living up to its ideals in the 1960 musical “Camelot.” And his burden is a mere feather compared to that of Jesus himself, the martyred founder of a worldwide faith in “Jesus Christ Superstar,” first staged on Broadway in 1971.

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