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Jesus Christ Superstar

Based on history and on the Gospels, this modern masterpiece depicts the last week in the life of Jesus Christ, including the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the clearing of the Temple, the trial before Pilate, the crucifixion and other events.  The passionate depiction of characters, crisis, struggle and tragedy through the medium of rock music has stunned and inspired audiences for decades.  Share in the experience as Central Theatre Ensemble brings this stirring piece to life. 

Not recommended for young children--probably best for audiences 16 years old and up.

A Rock Musical

May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 PM
May 12 and 19 at 2:00 PM

McConnell Auditorium

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is presented through and exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and Two Knights Rights Limited. www.rnh.com

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Press Release

CTE’s Jesus Christ Superstar a Rocking, Rousing Production

May 6, 2013

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Jesus Christ Superstar, the record-setting rock opera written and scored by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice, was first staged on Broadway in 1971. Now Central Washington University’s Central Theatre Ensemble resurrects this classic, charismatic tale of the last days of Christ, in a full-scale musical production.

Jesus Christ Superstar will be performed May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m., and May 12 and 19 at 2:00 p.m. in McConnell Auditorium. All seats are reserved. Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors/students, and $7 for CWU students with ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.cwu.edu/theatre/tickets, by phone at 509-963-1429, or in person at the Welcome Center on University Way or the Wildcat Shop Customer Service desk in the Student Union Recreation Center.

Based on history and the Gospels, this modern masterpiece depicts the last week in the life of Jesus Christ, including the triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the clearing of the Temple, the trial before Pilate, and the crucifixion. 

The passionate depiction of characters, crisis, struggle, and tragedy through the medium of rock music has stunned and inspired audiences for decades. Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Keith Edie, CWU senior lecuturer, theatre arts-performance, with David Brown, musical director, and Terri Brown, professor, musical theatre studies, vocal coach.

The production is recommended for audiences 16 years and older.

Parking at CWU is free after 4:30 p.m., and on weekends, except in specially designated spaces and residence hall lots.