News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Bash

October 18, 2012

‘Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular’ coming to Showplace 12

TERRE HAUTE — Andrew Lloyd Webber fans nationwide can experience his newly staged rock opera sensation “Jesus Christ Superstar” in a whole different way — on the big screen. “Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 and at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at Showplace 12 in Terre Haute.

The special in-theater event features a star-studded cast including actor/singer Ben Forster as Jesus, Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, and Melanie Chisholm (aka Mel C from the Spice Girls) as Mary Magdalene.

The theatrical production has been reimagined to capture today’s audiences with its classic musical numbers. The evening will begin with an exclusive historical retrospective on the iconic show, including interviews with past and present cast members.

The show will be broadcast to more than 575 select movie theaters across the country. Tickets are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

“Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular” was pre-recorded by Universal Pictures on Oct. 4 and 5 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

History of the play

The original play, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” is a worldwide phenomenon, portraying the story of the last seven days of Christ leading up to his crucifixion as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot, and featuring hit songs such as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How To Love Him,” “Heaven On Their Minds” and “Hosanna.” More than 40 different cast recordings have been released in 19 different languages.

The first production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” was a U.S. arena tour in 1971. It then debuted on Broadway, and in 1972, UK fans got a chance to see the show when it arrived at London’s Palace Theatre. Since then, “Jesus Christ Superstar” has rarely left the stage, with professional productions in 42 countries around the world and with about 300 amateur productions officially licensed each year.

“Fans have enjoyed this amazing musical for 40 years, but the ‘Jesus Christ Superstar UK Spectacular’ event promises to put a whole new spin on a time-honored classic,” said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of NCM Fathom Events. “Movie theaters will be turned into concert arenas as this spectacular event rocks fans nationwide.”

Universal Pictures filmed two nights of the 21-date arena tour, the first in the UK, for worldwide broadcasts to cinemas as well as DVD and Blu-ray release in early 2013 internationally.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Bash
Latest News
TribStar.com Poll
AP Video
Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis Air Force: $4.2B Saved From Grounding A-10s New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named Raw: Man Fatally Shot During Police Standoff Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms
NDN Video
Michael Strahan's First Day on "GMA" Amazon's Deal With HBO Leapfrogs Streaming Rivals Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Georgetown police officer filmed tripping students Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Lupita Nyong'o Named People's 'Most Beautiful' Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -

     

    March 12, 2010

activity