Jesus Christ Superstar takes Coronado stage Jan. 11

Tickets range in price from $31 to $51

Musical stars Corey Glover of rock band Living Colour

Jesus Christ Superstar, the groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by legendary writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is coming to the Coronado Theatre in Rockford at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11.

Tickets range in price from $31 to $51, and can be purchased at MetroCentre box office, online at or by calling 968-5222.

The first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be performed on the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar is one of the most popular and enduring works ever created for the musical theater.

Featuring such notable songs as “Superstar,” “Everything’s Alright” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” Jesus Christ Superstar earned five Tony nominations.

Set in two acts, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Superstar dramatizes Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate, and his ultimate crucifixion.

Internationally beloved star Ted Neeley, best known for his Golden Globe nominated role as Jesus in the Norman Jewison film of Superstar, will headline this tour.

While Ted has enjoyed a distinguished career in resident theaters throughout America, appearing in a variety of productions from Hair to the works of Samuel Beckett, he is world renowned for the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar.

Featured in the role of Judas will be Corey Glover, best known as the lead singer of the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling rock band Living Colour (“Cult of Personality”).

Glover has also issued albums as a solo artist and acted in television and movies, including Oliver Stone’s Platoon. Glover reunited with his Living Colour bandmates for a 2001 tour. Jesus Christ SuperstarM marks Corey’s theatrical debut.

Special discounts are available for Broadway in the Coronado season subscribers. For groups of 20 or more, call 800-714-5331.

From the Dec. 27 2006-Jan. 2, 2007, issue

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