The Sioux Empire Community Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar on May 5-21 on the main stage of the Orpheum Theater.
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm, Sundays at 2 pm, and Thursday, May 11 at 7 pm.
Tickets are $30, onsale now through SECT. Purchase online at www.siouxfallstheatre.com or call SECT at 605-360-4800.
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.