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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

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1.0 star rating Frank from Calgary, Alberta

SUPERSTAR, NOT SO SUPER

I have been a Broadway subscriber for a very long time here in Calgary. This was the worst show ever put on here. The main male singers (which is the bulk of the show)all did not anunciate their words and thus the story was not told. Also, on several occasions, microphones where turn on after a new singer had begun singing. The overall production was frankly awful. I left the auditorium very disappointed.

1.0 star rating Megan Marie from Vancouver, British Columbia

I LEFT EARLY

Awful. Save your money. Didn't know who a single person was. Couldn't understand the lyrics unless one person was singing solo. I actually am angry I paid good money to see this, I felt like I was watching a school production at best. It was so so so bad. The singing was just constant screeching. If you don't know the story, like myself, you will be totally lost, which I was. I left early because I figured I may as well go home and get the dogs out, better use of my time than listening to that chaotic noise.

1.0 star rating Cheri from Vancouver, British Columbia

DIRECTOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED ON DAY ONE. TERRIBLE.

I can’t believe that Producers let this show tour like this. One of the worst I’ve ever seen. “Tell me what is happening?” indeed. The lead cast had to use microphones (some with stands, some with trailing cords – seriously?) It was just terrible. It totally removed any hope of connection between Jesus and “his” people, as he was singing behind a mic stand half the time. And the appalling choice of waving a DRILL(!) in the air before “nailing” a suffering Jesus’s hands to the cross – was this a time for comedy?? I couldn’t believe it. The choreography was too…I don’t even know what. The story line was impossible to follow. There was some medicine voodoo woman dancing around the whole show; Judas was difficult to understand; Mary had little to no emotion. Jesus pulled off some lovely audience connection at the end - which was a relief. But I don’t blame the cast for any of it. Almost any issues could have been fixed by a good director. This one needs to find a different job.

1.0 star rating Katherine from Cincinnati, Ohio

SUB-PAR

Had there been an intermission I would have left. From Jesus’ man-bun, the shrieking versus singing to the unconvincing Jesus and Mary Magdalene not even knowing Jesus, much less knowing how to love him, this was the worst production I have ever seen at Cincinnati Aronoff. The hand-held microphones with attached wires that almost tripped the actors was very distracting, but not as distracting as Jesus walking around with a guitar, removing it, putting it down, putting it back around his neck throughout the show without playing it!

1.0 star rating from New Orleans, Louisiana

WORST JCSS EVER

Singers were great. Seriously. Beautiful singing. That’s it. Everything else was bad.

1.0 star rating Scott in Houston from Houston, Texas

JCD SAVE YOUR MONEY AND JUST STAY HOME

This was quite possibly the worst musical I’ve ever seen. It missed on so many levels and just left people laughing at its absurdity. Pialate dressed as a biker! It was the Rocky Horror Show version of JCD.

1.0 star rating LT from Tempe, Arizona

ARE THEY PROFESSIONALS?

The sound was horrible! Sound mixing in a million times easier with new technology. That said, there are better soloists on YouTube. The music is complex, so singers have to stick to the melody or understand improvisation. Almost every singer except for Mary wandered off pitch similar to the second round of American Idol tryouts. This is not indicative of the amazing singers that are in the Broadway community. Poor casting and staffing all around.

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