Following critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the United Kingdom, the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” will come to Seattle from Oct. 5 through Oct. 10 at the Paramount Theatre.
Tickets for the 2017 Olivier awarding-winning production from Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre are now on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com, STGPresents.org, by calling (800) 982-2787 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 911 Pine St. Groups of 10 or more can purchase tickets by calling (206) 701-8383.
Featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the North American tour of this musical is be helmed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and choreographer Drew McOnie. Rounding out the creative team is set and costume design by 2016 Tony Award nominee Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran and music supervision by Tom Deering.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane” and “Superstar.”
On Sept. 17 a variety of special edition Jesus Christ Superstar albums, remastered at Abbey Road, will be released. These special anniversary editions are a celebration of the original 1970 double concept album and its continued success spanning an incredible 50 years.
The North American tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” is produced by Stephen Gabriel and Work Light Productions, and will have traveled to more than 50 cities during its three-year run. The original production was produced by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.
To prioritize the safety of audiences, staff, cast and crew, Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount and Seattle Theatre Group are working in consultation with local government and public health officials and will observe increased safety protocols to allow for reopening at full capacity in the theater. STG will require proof of vaccination for entry to all performances. Those individuals unable to be fully vaccinated, including children under 12, must have proof of a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours of performance.
STG staff will check for proof of vaccination and negative Covid tests at the doors as a condition of entry. Masks will be required at all times when in the venue. Visit Seattle Theatre Group’s COVID-19 Resources page at stgpresents.org for more information.