After critically acclaimed and sold-out engagements in the UK, the revamped JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50th Anniversary Tour will play in Reno from Tuesday May 17th to Sunday May 22nd. Regent’s Park Open Air Theater’s 2017 Olivier award-winning production goes on sale to the general public on April 1.
Tickets are available at www.pioneercenter.comby calling 775-434-1050, and in person at the Pioneer Center Box Office (100 S. Virginia St.).
Featuring award-winning music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the North American tour of this iconic musical is led by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and forward-thinking choreographer Drew McOnie. Rounding out the creative team are set and costume design by 2016 Tony Award nominee Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran and musical supervision by Tom Deering.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of a series of extraordinary events during the final weeks of Jesus Christ’s life, 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 it”, “Gethsemane” and “Superstar”.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a proven musical phenomenon with a worldwide fan base. As demonstrated by NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, this epic work garnered over 9.6 million viewers, garnered the highest ratings of its time and received the highest critical rating. of all live music events on network television. Now, nearly 10 years after the last major US tour, this award-winning Regent’s Park production will play in more than 50 markets across North America.
The Regent’s Park Open Air Theater production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, selling out back-to-back engagements in 2016 and 2017. The production will open for a limited West End engagement this summer at the Barbican.
The JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR North American Tour is produced by Stephen Gabriel and Work Light Productions. The original production was produced by Regent’s Park Open Air Theater in London.
About the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts:
The Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization. PCPA owns and operates the Pioneer Center, a 1,500 seat theater located at 100 S. Virginia St. in the heart of downtown Reno, Nevada. The Pioneer Center is Northern Nevada’s largest performing arts center and features a distinctive gold-anodized geodesic dome. In recognition of its historical and architectural significance, the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts is listed on national, state, and municipal registers of historic places.