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Jesus Christ Superstar Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 136

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3.0 star rating Darryl Mackie from Vancouver, British Columbia

HIGH NOTES - MORE LIKE SCREAMING

My daughters and I took in this performance. Loved the music but found some of the lyrics incomprehensible, to the point where we all agree that subtitles, such as employed at operas, would have made sense? The actors portraying Jesus and Judas both could have edited their foray's into the high notes - sadly what should be music ends up just being some screaming. This might be OK once in the performance to give emphasis to a particular scene but its repeated use through out just dulled the senses. Surely that is the director's job to keep that in check. Herod's sole song was a highlight, as was Mary's "I Don't Know how to Love Him"

3.0 star rating Harvey from Vancouver, British Columbia

JC SUPERSTAR - QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATER VANCOUVER

Acting was great; cast was spot on. Acoustics though? Terrible. Only hear 50% of the lyrics. I thought I was the only one until my girlfriend also said the same as well as those seated near me. Not sure if the production was using their own gear vs QE house system but recommend they look into that. Not enjoyable for the price of the ticket if the cast can't be heard what they are singing.

3.0 star rating S hansson from Vancouver, British Columbia

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Not My favorite. as many have said, it was very difficult to make out the words. i have been to the QE enough to know it is not the acoustics of the venue. We were a group of five and I had the most positive view, they really did not like it. The major songs did not have the passion behind them that Andrew Lloyd Webber's usually have. The ending was blah. I did enjoy parts of it a lot= there was a lot of humour (although it felt a bit odd to laugh at times. The romans, and herod, Pilot -all great. The leads were very good. just missed some mark and left you wanting. I agree the glitter was weird.

3.0 star rating J. McClure from Houston, Texas

JSC HOUSTON 2023

I would give it 3 1/2 stars but that's not an option. I have seen this play about a dozen times including in New York City back in 2012. Music was great. Dancing was great. Singing was average (a few characters were great). My daughter and I both agreed the guitars by both JSC & Peter were not necessary and the use of microphones with stands was really weird since musicals have been using headsets for years now. Stage / props were below average

3.0 star rating Regina from Tulsa, Oklahoma

DISAPPOINTED

There were highs and lows. If I didn’t already know the story line, I would not have been able to follow because the music was so loud you couldn’t make out what the singers were singing on most of the songs. The dancers were good though. The ending was not what I expected.

2.0 star rating from Los Angeles, California

MISSED THE MARK

I have seen this show 5 times in 50 years. I love the music. The cast did not connect to the music or the audience. While I applaud the attempt to be different, it was a big fail, especially for a 50th anniversary revival. The lead selling his music in his bio was tacky. Don’t waste your time.

2.0 star rating Ron Glickman from Los Angeles, California

BUMMER IT SUCKED

I have seen the show many times over the last 50 years. This was horrible. The cast did not connect to the music or the audience. The sound was terrible. Jesus walked around with with a guitar - mostly picked it up and put it down for no apparent reason - it was distracting. The glitter made no sense. I expected way more, especially on the 50 year anniversary of an amazing show. That the lead pitched his music in his bio was tacky. Don’t wast your time or money.

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