Jesus Christ Superstar: Musical Info & Synopsis


Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera that takes audiences on a journey through the final weeks of Jesus’s life. The story is seen through the perspective of Judas Iscariot, one of Jesus’s disciples, who struggles with the role he plays in Jesus’s unfolding destiny. The musical delves into the conflict, passion, and complex emotions of the characters, including Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the Priests. Jesus Christ Superstar explores themes of faith, fame, betrayal, and sacrifice.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1970)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Religious / Drama

Setting: Biblical Times / Jerusalem

Creative Team

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Tim Rice

Cast Albums

Studio Cast (1970)➝

Original Broadway Cast (1971)➝

20th Anniversary Cast (1992)➝

London Cast (1996)➝

Studio Cast (1996)➝

New Cast (2000)➝

Television Cast (2018)➝

All Female Studio Cast (2022)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


1970s, British, ClassicDramaticFolkPopularReligiousRockSung-Through, Tragedy

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