“Jesus Christ Superstar”, a 2006 interpretation of the famous rock opera – an impressive event

I saw “Jesus Christ Superstar“, a musical by Andrew Lloyd WEBBER, with lyrics by Tim RICE. It was a 2006 interpretation of the famous rock opera. The show was made by Adrian PINTEA and his students. My feed-back comes today, 5 years after.

I liked the show so much at that time. I read in “B-24-FUN” an editorial which asked for a group fundraising, so that the show could still play. I’ve been to the show two times and was deeply impressed by it. I then saw the original movie, some remakes, listened to the concert. To me, one of the best shows I’ve witnessed. After this, I started listening to more and more of Andre Lloyd WEBBER’s compositions (The Phantom of the Opera, Whistle Down the WindLove Never Dies).

What did I like?

  • There was a special atmosphere at the event; below you’ll find some videos, but they can hardly put into practice the atmosphere there was in the room;
  • Sound sounded great;
  • Although I did not know the script, and did not understand very well the play (back then), I was impressed by the actor’s expression of emotions;
  • The room was filled;

You can read some details, in Romanian, about the event:

See the musical numbers below (I’ve linked to YouTube videos with the interpretation in 2006, available thanks to lidiadrums user on YouTube)

Act I:

  • VIDEO: Overture” – Orchestra
  • VIDEO: Heaven on Their Minds” – Judas
  • “What’s the Buzz” / “Strange Thing Mystifying” – Apostles, Jesus, Mary, Judas, Woman
  • “Everything’s Alright” – Mary, Women, Judas, Jesus, Apostles
  • “This Jesus Must Die” – Annas, Caiaphas, Apostles, Priests
  • VIDEO: Hosanna” – Apostles, Caiaphas, Jesus, Ensemble
  • VIDEO: Simon Zealotes” / “Poor Jerusalem” – Apostles, Simon, Jesus, Ensemble
  • VIDEO: Pilate’s Dream” – Pilate
  • VIDEO: The Temple” – Ensemble, Jesus
  • “Everything’s Alright (reprise)” – Mary, Jesus
  • “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” – Mary
  • “Damned for All Time” / “Blood Money” – Judas, Annas, Caiaphas, Chorus

Act II

  • “The Last Supper” – Apostles, Jesus, Judas
  • VIDEO: Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)” – Jesus
  • “The Arrest” – Judas, Jesus, Peter, Apostles, Ensemble, Annas, Caiaphas
  • “Peter’s Denial” – Maid by the Fire, Peter, Soldier, Old Man, Mary
  • “Pilate and Christ” – Pilate, Annas, Jesus, Ensemble
  • VIDEO: King Herod’s Song (Try it and See)” – Herod, Dancers
  • “Could We Start Again Please?” – Mary, Apostles, Peter
  • “Judas’ Death” – Judas, Annas, Caiaphas, Chorus
  • “Trial Before Pilate (Including the Thirty-Nine Lashes)” – Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Jesus, Ensemble
  • “Superstar” – Judas, Soul Sisters, Angels
  • “The Crucifixion” – Jesus, Ensemble
  • VIDEO: John Nineteen: Forty-One” – Orchestra

And, finally, a video with Adrian PINTEA:

P.S.: You can see on YouTube other interpretations of this famous rock opera.

The video I like most, out of those, while Nicolae STEINHARDT considers that Andrew Lloyd WEBBER and Tim RICE best expressed their love for creation and love for (the) opera through Mary MAGDALENE.:

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