This musical was excellent modernization of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar. I saw this tonight and it was excellent! I think people in this Meetup Group should see it which is the reason I'm posting this in a downtown theatre!
The music is powerful, the stage-play and acting is one of a kind. (There is an intermission after 1 hour). Mel C (Posh Spice) is excellent as Mary Magdalene and the casting of Jesus and Judas is absolutely perfect.
It is playing again (probably for the last time in Toronto) on the big screen on
Friday, December 7, 2012 @ 4;10pm @ AMC Yonge and Dundas....
Its Christmas time so what better time to see a classic "Rock Musical" on the big screen. Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular is Andrew Lloyd Webber's take on Christianity with lyrics by Tim Rice. I think this is a UK Rock Sensation that is a stage play, re-mastered then shown on the big screen. (Interesting concept).
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera sensation Jesus Christ Superstar in a whole new way, on the big screen. The theatrical production originally opened in the West End in 1972 and has been reimagined and dramatized to capture today’s audiences with the classic musical numbers that you are sure to remember and love. This special in-theater event features rising star actor/singer Ben Forster as Jesus, Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, and Melanie Chisholm (aka Mel C from the Spice Girls) as Mary Magdalene. Pre-recorded on Oct. 5 at the National Indoor Arena in England, this extraordinary revived production is set to take audiences by storm courtesy of director Laurence Connor (25th Anniversary productions of “Les Miserables” and “The Phantom of the Opera”).
Preview Clip (Don't click on it if you don't want to be spoiled)
Clip from the Tony Awards 2012
Running Time: 1 hour 56 minutes with an intermission after one hour.
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Meetup location: 4th floor next to entrance to auditoriums. Make sure you purchase your ticket downstairs before going to 4th floor.
Meetup Time: Between 3;30pm (Buy your tickets in advance. I assume this would be sold out!
Movie Time: 4:10 pm
Movie Length: 1h56m with an intermission after one hour.
Ticket Price: $6.00
Buy your tickets in advance here:
http://www.cineplex.com/Theatres/TheatreDetails/Cineplex-Odeon-Yonge-Dundas-Cinemas-formerly-AMC-.aspx (Change the date to December 7, 2012)