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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



2.0 star rating Jeffrey Smith from Arlington, Virginia


This particular incarnation is a concert and not an opera or musical. Operas and musicals involve not only singing but also acting , and they endeavor to dramatize a story rather than just presenting song after song. If you're OK with attending a concert of oldies, you might enjoy the show. But I expected more. The lack of acting was frustrating; were the actors supposed to be portraying characters? Were they actually even actors, or were they just singers? I wasn't impressed by the choreography - continuous frenetic dancing doesn't express a whole lot. Certainly a poor substitute for having actors actually play roles. The costumes got more and more ridiculous as the show went on - King Herod as a drag queen??? Did the costume designer view the program as a comedy? I left before the show was over.

2.0 star rating Barbara from Washington, District of Columbia


I hope so because otherwise it will be hard to follow. The dancing was great, the band was great, but the lyrics were often lost. It was difficult to identify the characters at times. In over 50 years of theater going, mostly on Broadway, this ranked in the bottom three of hundreds seen. The original was much better.

2.0 star rating Matt Cirillo from Atlanta, Georgia


Let's start with the drums - It sounded like a fan who knows all the songs but isn't a drummer filled in for the real drummer, so only the parts with no drums allowed the rest of the musicians to "groove." I am enamored with the original soundtrack, so was disappointed with the liberties taken my all the singers except the Mary Magdelene and Herod roles, which were superb. Did not like the drab costumes. The rear-loge at the Fox Theater has horrible acoustics which did not help. Still it was nice to see a bunch of people performing this rock opera with passion, even if it was not to my taste.

2.0 star rating Jenn from Atlanta, Georgia


Why did the show’s directors leave Jesus in death? This was so, so disappointing to us! This was the fourth production of JCSS I’ve seen and the only time The Glorified Jesus did not come back in all white and lights to a Super Star reprise. It killed the show.

2.0 star rating Lars from Greenville, South Carolina


Jesus Christ superstar – unintelligible For most of the characters in the play I could not understand what they were singing. Herod and Pontius Pilot we’re clear and quite good. Jesus, Judas, backup singers etc where garbled. Pay way to much for a play where the singing sounds more like humming. Post Covid plays see to have decreased in talent as well.

2.0 star rating Lena from Fort Worth, Texas


Ensemble was average at best and had terrible diction. Jesus had no stage presence. This was a noble attempt that fell very short. Ended up leaving the theatre early because I couldn’t continue to waste my time

2.0 star rating Mysteryaudiencemember from Chicago, Illinois


Background: I'm a diehard fan of the 1973 movie. Thought the 2000 one was awful & the John Legend one was awful. I saw the live Broadway version a few times in Chicago in 2018 and was very pleased, so was expecting the same greatness 4 years later. The overture got me excited, as expected, but then everything else was just... underwhelming. The choreography was sloppy (like group dance moves not happening in unison, like when they danced with the mic stands). I know each performer is extremely talented, but Judas and Jesus weren't singing with passion, it didn't match up with the important words they're singing about (for example, you'd think one of Judas's lines would've been more passionate like "well now I DESPISEEEE YOU!!") They also didn't hit a lot of their high notes but most of all, they all changed the melody for each song SO MUCH to add their own spin on it, to the point where was annoying. You couldn't even try to sing along in your head. It was actually driving me crazy.

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