The Muny has announced its ensemble and design teams for Jesus Christ Superstar, the opening production of its 99th season. Performance dates are set for June 12-18. Jesus Christ Superstar is proudly sponsored by Edward Jones.
“As they said in Spinal Tap, ‘This one goes to 11’” said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. “This is a company exploding with passion and talent, and I can’t wait to see them take on this contemporary musical masterpiece.”
Rounding out the principal cast is Nicholas Ward (Caiaphas) joined by an electric ensemble including AnnEliza Canning-Skinner, Susie Carroll, Andrew Chappelle, Kayla Davion, Zach Erhardt, Atiauna Grant, Phillip Johnson-Richardson, Sean Harrison Jones, Jose Luis Lopez, Gabriella Mancuso, Brianna Mercado, Fergie Philippe, Shelby Ringdahl, Akilah Sailers, Maria Cristina Slye, Daryl Tofa and Voltaire Wade-Green. The company will also be joined by the Muny kid and teen youth ensembles. They join the previously announced Bryce Ryness (Jesus of Nazareth), Constantine Maroulis (Judas Iscariot), Christopher Sieber (King Herod), Ciara Renée (Mary Magdalene), Ben Davis (Pontius Pilate) and Mykal Kilgore (Annas).
A robust design team helms this production with scenic design by Paul Tate dePoo III, costume design by Tristan Raines, lighting design by Nathan W. Scheuer, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, video design by Greg Emetaz, wig design by Leah J. Loukas, with production stage manager Cody Renard Richard.
As previously announced, direction is by Gordon Greenberg, with choreography by Jon Rua and music direction by Colin Welford. V
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About the show:
Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Jesus Christ Superstar depicts the last week of Jesus’ life entirely through song. This 1970s cultural phenomenon unveils the trials and tribulations between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, the disciples and a turbulent Roman Empire. Considered Broadway’s first rock opera, this Muny production is guaranteed to earn your praise.
Season tickets are available now. Single tickets will be available beginning May 8, 2017.