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Toronto: Mirvish presents the Regent’s Park production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” November 30-January 2

Friday, November 5, 2021

David Mirvish is pleased to present the first show in the 2021-2022 Mirvish Subscription Season. Following critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the UK, the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will play November 30, 2021 to January 2, 2022 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Tickets go on sale for American Express Front-of-the-Line on November 4, and to the general public November 8, through www.mirvish.com.


Aaron LaVigne leads the show as Jesus, joined by James T. Justis as Judas and Jenna Rubaii as Mary. The tour also features Alvin Crawford as Caiphas, Tommy Sherlock as Pilate, and Tyce Green as Annas.


The ensemble includes David Andre, Sara Andreas, Courtney Arango, Wesley J. Barnes, Milena J. Comeau, Lydia Ruth Dawson, Derek Ferguson, Brian Golub, Brittany Rose Hammond, Garfield Hammonds, Quiana Holmes, Darrell T. Joe, Sheila Jones, Jacob Lacopo, Paul Louis Lessard, Eric A. Lewis, Tommy McDowell, Danny McHugh, Jenny Mollet, Sarah Parker, Erick Patrick, SandyRedd, Cooper Stanton and Chelsea Williams.


Featuring lyrics and music by Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the North American tour of this iconic musical is helmed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie. Rounding out the creative team is set and costume design by 2016 Tony Award nominee Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Keith Caggiano and Nick Lidster, with music supervision by Tom Deering and North American music supervisor David Holcenberg.


JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as 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 Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.


JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a proven musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. As demonstrated by NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, this epic work attracted over 9.6 million viewers, earned the highest ratings in its time period, and received the highest critical ranking of any live musical event on network TV. On September 17th, 2021 a variety of special edition Jesus Christ Superstar albums, remastered at Abbey Road, were released. These special anniversary editions are a celebration of the original 1970 double concept album and it’s continued success spanning an incredible 50 years.


Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017. The production played a West End engagement at the Barbican in 2019 before returning to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in concert version during the summer of 2020.


The 50 city three-year North American tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is produced by Stephen Gabriel and Work Light Productions. The original production was produced by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.


For additional information about this production, please visit ustour.jesuschristsuperstar.com




COVID-19 AUDIENCE SAFETY MEASURES


The Mirvish theatres are now operating at full capacity. We have put in place several measures in accordance with the Province of Ontario’s reopening plan. All audience members must be fully vaccinated and wear a mask for the duration of their visit for this event.


Details of what to expect during your visit to the theatre can be found on our website: www.mirvish.com




JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR


Begins November 30 – January 2, 2021


The Princess of Wales Theatre – 300 King St. West Toronto, ON


Tickets $39 - $149 available only through mirvish.com and by phone 1.800.461.3333




Performance Schedule November 30 – December 19


Tuesday - Saturday: 8:00 PM


Wednesday: 1:30 PM


Saturday & Sunday: 2:00 PM




Holiday Schedule


Tuesday December 21: 8:00 PM


Wednesday December 22: 1:30 & 8:00 PM


Thursday December 23: 1:30 & 8:00 PM


Friday December 24: 1:30 PM


Saturday December 25: no performance


Sunday December 26: 2:00 & 6:30 PM




Tuesday December 28: 1:30 & 8:00 PM


Wednesday December 29: 1:30 & 8:00 PM


Thursday December 30: 8:00 PM


Friday December 31: 1:30 PM


Saturday January 1: no performance


Sunday January 2: 2:00 & 6:30 PM




Running Time: 90 Minutes with no intermission