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Jesus Christ Superstar Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 162



1.0 star rating Linda from Indianapolis, Indiana


This was probably the worst musical I’ve ever had to endure. I should have joined the folks who were leaving 30 minutes into the show. If you didn’t know the story beforehand you could not have figured out what was going on. The lyrics were destroyed by the screeching that was supposed to pass for singing. The whole thing was very chaotic. Hand held mikes-really!?! Electric cables strung across stage. Guitars that seemed to confuse the actors. Gold glitter representing the whip lashes-horrible! A strange lady who seemed to be convulsing at odd moments throughout the entire play. This was an experience I just want to forget.

1.0 star rating Karen McCord Welsh from Indianapolis, indiana


I’ve seen this show 3 times—love it! This version was disappointing. Cast had great voices but not strong enough to make an impact. Costumes were blah and microphones were distracting. Seems they tried to modernize it and it didn’t work.

1.0 star rating Anthony from Cleveland’s fabulous Playhouse Square.


Wow! So many things were disappointing. Sound system was horrible, could only catch 1/4 of the lyrics. Jesus character wore a hoodie and a man bun. Really, a hoodie for Jesus? The character didn’t seem to have any gravitas. Mary had a nice voice but the wardrobe was terrible. I thought she looked liked she had on a genie costume. Looked like the whole cast was in sweats and rehearsal clothing. I could actually see some of the cast dancing in Nikes and Airbirds. Choreography was horrible.

1.0 star rating Debbie Thiry from Cleveland, Ohio


I saw this play many years ago in Cleveland and it was moving and emotional. This version was too caberet ish and modern. Did not know who some of the actors were portraying. Very disappointed in the interpretation of this story line.

1.0 star rating MIKE HIGGINS from Washington, District of Columbia


Saw this in New York in 1973. Loved it. This "modern/updated version" was terrible. The dancing and costumes were ridiculous and the music was butchered. The producers and director should be banned for life. What a travesty!

1.0 star rating Dee Curci from Fort Myers, Florida


How this production could get 5 star ratings is beyond me. Screaming does not constitute “singing”. We did not come to see a “Rock Concert” trying to imitate a Rock Opera that the original works of Andrew LLoyd Webber produced. We have seen the original and one other “reproduction of the original” Each reproduction further diminishes the intent to inspire a deeper understanding and honoring of what the God/Man, Jesus Christ came to bring to all humanity by His suffering and death.

1.0 star rating Scott from Dallas, Texas


I took my wife and two kids. We are a theater family. My daughter is heading off to college to major in theater. We have been musical season ticket holders for years. Jesus Christ Superstar was not only the worst musical we’ve ever seen but it was the worst production we have ever endured at any level. I genuinely felt sorry for the cast. The only bright spot of the entire evening was when we realized that it was the curtain call and not intermission but we could not get to our car fast enough and we were howling laughing the entire way home about just how horrific it was. I hope that all of the cast members can finish up their obligation to the production as quickly as possible and get as far away from it as humanly possible. This production is beyond atrocious!

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