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Fuse Productions presents Jesus Christ Superstar
June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
One event on June 21, 2019 at 7:30pm
One event on June 22, 2019 at 2:00pm
One event on June 22, 2019 at 7:30pm
FUSE Productions will present the 1970 Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar on June 20, 21, and 22 in Schwab Auditorium on the Penn State University Park campus. Recently revived in a 2018 live television production, the show had its Broadway debut in 1971. This story follows Jesus during his last week of his life. Though it is loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, it adds a twist by being told through Judas Iscariot’s perspective.
Throughout the story, it explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Mary Magdalene, Judas, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. The story is told mostly through song with little spoken dialogue.