The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for 50 years. Countless amateur and professional groups alike have enabled this timeless work to touch new generations of audiences and performers. But one may be familiar with the album or the film, and (somehow) unaware that the show is produced live frequently every year. One may also be unaware of special JCS-related events featuring stars of the original stage or film casts.
Want to experience the magic of JCS for yourself in a real live theater (or cinema)? Well, look no further! Now, thanks to this page, you will be able to track down performances at a venue near you, with links to buy tickets and learn more about each production (or event) where available.
Support your local JCS, and keep the circle turning!
NOTE: All event information at links and listed below is subject to change as the world continues to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We aim to keep the info as current as possible, but this is not going to be an exact science. Please bear with us!
Below, you’ll find the appropriate contact to license Jesus Christ Superstar in your part of the world. If your licensing affiliate does not include a list of forthcoming amateur or regional productions on their site, you’re welcome to reach out to us through our Facebook page, and we’ll be happy to help promote your event to potential viewers in your region!
USA / Canada / Mexico / Puerto Rico
Concord Theatricals Corp.
250 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10107
UK / Ireland / Rest of World
Andrew Lloyd Webber Show Licensing
Really Useful Group
6 Catherine Street
London WC2B 5JY
+44 (0)20 3475 7923
Australia / New Zealand
ORiGiN™ Theatrical Pty. Ltd.
PO Box Q1235
QVB Post Office
Sydney NSW 1230
(+61 2) 8514 5204
Austria / Germany / Switzerland
Musik und Bühne Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
+49 611 360 383 00
Studiestræde 5, 1.
1455 Copenhagen K
+45 33 48 90 00
Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) Pty. Ltd.
PO Box 31627
+27 11 712 8330
This is by no means an exhaustive listing of all current professional (read: first class), regional, or amateur productions of Jesus Christ Superstar. (Especially true in the case of the last type; at one point, all forthcoming amateur productions were listed on the websites of various licensing affiliates, but as of May 2021, this is no longer the case.) If we’ve missed something, you’re welcome to reach out to us through our Facebook page, and we’ll be happy to include it here and help promote your event to potential viewers in your region!
National Tour (U.S. / Canada)
This tour is based on the recent Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre (UK) production, which also appeared in the States at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in spring 2018. It launched in 2019 with the goal of celebrating the 50th anniversary of the album’s release, but was halted due to the spread of COVID-19 in early 2020. While the website itself, as of August 2021, is once again listing dates, we’ve collected current data — not all of which is available from the tour site itself — and share it here in the interest of information. At this point, all rescheduled and newly booked dates in the menu below remain tentative, and one should regularly check the websites linked within for updated details. We’ll try to do likewise to keep this page current, including removing dates as an individual city finishes its run.
May 17-22: Pioneer Performing Arts Center, Reno, NV
May 31-June 5: Ziff Ballet Opera House (The Adrienne Arsht Center), Miami, FL
June 7-12: Walt Disney Theater (Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts), Orlando, FL
June 14-19: Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
June 21-26: Altria Theater, Richmond, VA
June 28-July 3: Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
July 5-10: Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX
July 12-17: Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX
July 19-31: Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
August 2-7: Mead Theater (Schuster Center for the Performing Arts), Dayton, OH
October 13-16: Stranahan Theater, Toledo, OH
October 18-23: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, WI
October 28-30: Morrison Center, Boise, ID
November 1-6: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
November 8-13: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
November 15-20: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC
November 29-December 4: Tennessee Theatre, Knoxville, TN
December 6-18: Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, OH
January 10-15: Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA
January 17-22: Hobby Center, Houston, TX
January 24-29: Chapman Music Hall (Tulsa Performing Arts Center), Tulsa, OK
January 31-February 5: ASU Gammage, Tempe, AZ
February 7-12: SAFE Credit Union Performing Arts Center, Sacramento, CA
February 14-19: OKC Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City, OK
February 21-26: Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, WI
March 7-8: Koger Center for the Arts, Columbia, SC
March 10-12: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston, SC
March 14-19: Hayes Hall (Artis—Naples), Naples, FL
March 21-26: Moran Theater (Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts), Jacksonville, FL
April 10-11: E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall (University of Akron), Akron, OH
April 12: Appell Center for the Performing Arts, York, PA
April 18-19: Wilson Center (Cape Fear Community College), Wilmington, NC
April 27-30: Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts, Worcester, MA
May 2-7: Merriam Theatre (Kimmel Cultural Campus), Philadelphia, PA
May 9-21: Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
May 30-June 4: Chrysler Hall (SevenVenues), Norfolk, VA
June 6-7: Stanley Theatre, Utica, NY
June 13-18: Cobb Great Hall (Wharton Center for Performing Arts), East Lansing, MI
Amateur / Regional Productions
Below, in chronological order by opening date, are listings for various smaller scale productions (schools, universities, church groups, community theaters, and other regional venues). Click the name of each producer to access ticket info. At this point, all dates remain tentative, and one should regularly check the websites linked within for updated details.
April 29-May 22: Chico Theater Company, Chico, CA
June 23-26: Littleton United Methodist Church, Littleton, CO
July 8-23: CNY Playhouse, Syracuse, NY
July 16-31: Landmark Community Theatre, Thomaston, CT
August 8-September 10: Weathervane Theatre, Whitefield, NH
November 30-December 12: WaterTower Theatre, Inc., Addison, TX
National Tour (Starring Ted Neeley)
A production featuring Ted Neeley, star of the original film, in his signature role, has periodically run since 2014. Originating in Italy, it went on to spread throughout Europe and is now making its triumphal “post-COVID” return! The following dates are only the most current, with more to follow according to the producers. At this point, all dates in the menu below (strictly Italy at this time) remain tentative, and one should regularly check the websites linked within for updated details. We’ll try to do likewise to keep this page current, including removing dates as an individual city finishes its run.
Arena Tour (Finland / Sweden)
United Stage originally announced a Scandinavian arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by the renowned Fredrik “Benke” Rydman and featuring contemporary theater stars Peter Jöback (The Phantom of the Opera, Kristina, The Witches of Eastwick, I Love Musicals) as Jesus and Ola Salo (lead vocalist of Swedish glam-rock band The Ark and long-time Jesus himself, having freshly translated the show for the Swedish revival in the mid-2000s) as Judas, to run during early spring 2022. Unfortunately, this production was postponed due to the spread of COVID-19, but luckily it will appear in early summer instead. At this point, all rescheduled and newly booked dates in the menu below remain tentative, and one should regularly check the website for updated details. We’ll try to do likewise to keep this page current, including removing dates as an individual city finishes its run.
May 20-22: Vida Arena, Växjö, SE
May 26-29: Malmö Arena, Malmö, SE
June 3-5: Löfbergs Arena, Karlstad, SE
June 7-8: Göransson Arena, Sandviken, SE
June 10-11: Saab Arena, Linköping, SE
June 16-18: Scandinavium, Gothenburg, SE
June 21-22: Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, FI
7-Kanten – den vestjyske amatørscene is presenting Jesus Christ Superstar as part of the 2022 Varde Sommerspil at the dates and venue in the logo above. Click it to be directed to ticket info. At this point, all dates remain tentative, and one should regularly check the website for updated details.
Landestheater Detmold is presenting Jesus Christ Superstar in 2022 at the dates in the caption. Click the logo above (artwork copyrighted by the venue) to be directed to ticket info. At this point, all dates remain tentative, and one should regularly check the website for updated details.
The Musical-Festspiele Schloss Hartberg originally announced Jesus Christ Superstar for its summer 2021 season. Unfortunately, this production was halted due to the spread of COVID-19, and has been rescheduled to the dates in the caption. Click the logo above (artwork copyright by the venue) to access the show’s official website for details on new dates. At this point, they all remain tentative, and one should regularly check the website for updated details.
This section was developed pretty much specifically for the event advertised above — namely, a screening tour of the 1973 film of JCS, which commenced with its 40th anniversary in 2013 and continued right into the teeth of the initial COVID-19 outbreak (the promoter joked that every time they played the last cities on their schedule at the time, the city shut down almost immediately following).
Each evening typically included a screening of a newly remastered digital print of JCS, a special appearance by original cast members, Q&A and/or a costume contest for fans with cosplay skills, a sing-along, and up-close-and-personal, meet-and-greet face-time with the cast. Additionally, special autograph signing appearances — not specifically tied to a screening — by the film’s cast began to occur alongside the screening tour when it started, and periodically returned during the course of the tour.
The screening tour, which is limited to the continental U.S. due to licensing issues, tentatively plans to resume in 2021, and all info will be updated at the link above as it becomes current. However, all ticket buyers should be aware that, until further notice, they will be required to produce proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (i.e., a vaccination card, etc.) to be admitted entry. As any longtime fan will tell you, the original cast — Ted Neeley in particular — are very hands-on, as in “hugs are usually a given”; we don’t want to risk our heroes’ health and safety over a movie we’ve seen countless times!