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 Wind, Love 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:
- U.N.A.T.C. “I.L.Caragiale” • Vezi topic – Jesus Christ Superstar in Romania!!!!
- “Jesus Christ Superstar”, dupa 30 de ani… :: BizShow :: Recomandari :: Saptamana Financiara
- “Jesus Christ Superstar”, spectacolul verii – Cotidianul
- “Jesus Christ Superstar” la ArCuB @ Newspad Stiri
See the musical numbers below (I’ve linked to YouTube videos with the interpretation in 2006, available thanks to lidiadrums user on YouTube)
- 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
- “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.