Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra Performs Jesus Christ Superstar
The Regent TheatreNovember 23, 2014 2:00 PM
7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA 02474
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Jesus Christ Superstar" changed the face of musical theater when it debuted on Broadway in 1971. The rock 'n' roll retelling of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, "Superstar" dramatizes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his message and his popularity, his betrayal by Judas, his trial before Pontius Pilate and his ultimate crucifixion. Chart-topping songs such as "Superstar," "Everything's Alright" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him" dramatically highlight the struggles of those final days. Now the Ultrasonic Rock Orchestra brings their version of this epic hit to the stage. See this 10-vocalist rock band perform, in its entirety, the rock opera that changed the world. It's a full-on contemporary rock 'n' roll spectacle, complete with epic lighting, thunderous sound -- and not a robe or sandal in sight.
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