Tag Archives: “Jesus Christ Superstar”

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Reviewed by Nancy Oliveri

Holy Week approaches on the Christian calendar, and with it comes the waving of palms, the washing of feet, penance, hot cross buns, the Cadbury bunny and (holy moly!) the 47-year-old rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Directed by Patrick Foti, the Endicott Performing Arts Center's production goes as large-scale as a show can on the cozy stage...

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In its staging of Jesus Christ Superstar, EPAC captured the retro spirit of the hippie Passion play. Good acting, well-coordinated choreography, creative scenery and stage effects, and a solid pit orchestra performance delivered a “far-out” experience. Alongside title actor Vincent Burns, Joseph Foti (Judas) brought intensity, and Lorraine Tiderencel (Mary Magdalene) brought warmth and sensitivity. Clever use of vertical space enabled a cast of three dozen to work without appearing cramped.

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Reviewed by Nicholas Linnehan Between Broadway Theatre League's The Color Purple and the Endicott Performing Arts Center's Jesus Christ Superstar, its been a very spiritual week of theater for me. EPAC's version of Jesus Christ Superstar is moving and tender. The message of this timeless story is delivered profoundly, as the cast is clearly connected to the “bigger message” that this musical clearly spreads. (more…)...
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