Wilmington Opera presents ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Staff Report

WILMINGTON — Opera House Theatre Company is bringing “Jesus Christ Superstar” to the stage.

The performance dates are today at 3 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m.; June 18 at 3 p.m., June 23 at 8 p.m., and June 25 at 3 p.m.

All performances are on the main stage of Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. in Wilmington.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” stars Jason Aycock as Jesus and Richard Rosario as Judas. Also featured are Kendra Goehring-Garrett as Mary Magdalene, Bradley Barefoot as Peter, George Domby as Caiaphas, John Markas as Annas, Ty Myatt as Simon, Jeff Phillips as King Herod, and Robin Dale Robertson as Pontius Pilate.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” is a rock opera that tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus Christ, beginning with his arrival in Jerusalem and ending with his crucifixion. Jesus is revealed as a complicated man with an all-too-human soul, his doubts and his troubles illuminated.

As Judas begins to question the motivations and methods of Jesus, he tries valiantly to save his friend and, ultimately, betrays Jesus and himself.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” is directed by Suellen Yates. Choreography is by Kendra Goehring Garrett, and music direction by Lorene Walsh.

Tickets are $32 and are on sale at the Center Box Office in the Lobby of Thalian Hall, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 2 until 6 p.m. Tickets also can be ordered by phone at 910-632-2285 and online at www.thalianhall.org.


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