Saturday, February 23, 2008

Jesus Christ Superstar!

Last night John and I went to see my favorite musical, Jesus Christ Superstar at the Cadillac Palace Theater here in Chicago. I've seen JC Superstar several times, and I have to say this was my least favorite production. I guess each producer or director puts his or her personal spin on the show, and this one just wasn't my cup of tea. Herod was awful, and it was a much scaled down, minimalist production. We still enjoyed it, even though the guy next to me was furiously taking digital pictures of the stage and the fat ladies behind us were singing along.
Ted Neeley, the original "Jesus" from the 1971 movie, played Jesus and was awesome! I think he definitely made the show.

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