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  Concert Performance
Posted by: Roo - 01-07-2018, 07:29 PM - Forum: Jesus Christ Superstar Discussion - Replies (1)

Inspired by the upcoming JCS Live I have a scenario for my fellow fans.

Let’s say you were given the chance to organize a one-night benefit concert of Jesus Christ Superstar. Who would you cast in the leads? How would you arrange the music? And would you there be any special guests at this event?

I’m interested to hear your responses.

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  Pre-production: what would you do?
Posted by: grabaham - 12-01-2017, 11:40 AM - Forum: Jesus Christ Superstar Discussion - Replies (1)

We've had threads here about everything from how we would stage JCS, to how we would design it (this, in fact, has been discussed more than once), to sharing our concepts for a film remake, but we haven't touched on smaller things, like pre-production or rehearsals. That's probably because it doesn't occur to most people outside the business to have anything in mind for that period.

Many directors choose to encourage their cast to do some research on whatever piece they are performing during the first few days of rehearsal. This can mean anything from going back to the original source material for more detailed information about characterization and historical detail, to making a more general investigation into the period in which the story is set, to exploring relevant pieces of background information. This process is useful in several ways; among them, it helps give the cast really useful (hehe) info about the piece which they are performing, it forces them to immerse themselves in the project from the start, and once they begin to feel that they have something to contribute to the discussion, they'll usually start to get more involved with the piece. 

(With specific regard to the topic of JCS, as Ted Neeley himself once pointed out, "Seriously, because of its subject matter and the compassion of the piece itself, I have to continually do research. Every time I do the piece, there is more information I can garner from the wonderful books that have been published in the last several years on the subject.")

Sometimes this research phase involves group activities that are not particularly limited to discussion. There's more than one way to help familiarize performers with the subject of their show. So, what would you do? (I'm holding back my answer until I hear from some of you, so let's discuss this!)

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  Upcoming JCS dates in Australia and New Zealand
Posted by: grabaham - 11-30-2017, 06:53 PM - Forum: The Box Office - No Replies

I decided recently that we should finally use the Box Office for one of its intended purposes, and keep people informed of upcoming JCS dates in general, not just productions involving Ted Neeley, Drew Sarich, Kamil Střihavka, etc. Since it wasn't very fair to have a thread for just North American dates, inspired by the fact we do have some Aussies (Mark², to name two) among us, here it is! Taking the initiative once more, I have assembled a list of forthcoming amateur productions in Australia and New Zealand, as well as any major regional productions that pop up in the future.

Special thanks to Kim Rogers, Vice President of Amateur Licensing at The Musical Company, for her assistance. All listings are in order from earliest to latest dates. If you know of a production not listed here, please let us know.

Current Productions (by date)

Australia

2018

July 1-31: Promise Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, AU

August 1-11: Launceston College, Launceston, TAS, AU
August 14-17: Plenty Valley Christian College, Doreen, VIC, AU

September 27-29: Wangaratta Players, Wangaratta, VIC, AU

October 26-November 10: Tamworth Musical Society, Tamworth, NSW, AU

November 1-30: Boilerhouse Theatre, Sunbury, VIC, AU



New Zealand

2018

June 22-July 7: Whangarei Theatre Company, Whangarei, NZ

November 26, 2018 - January 21, 2019: Court Theatre, Christchurch, NZ

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  Upcoming JCS dates in Eurasia
Posted by: grabaham - 11-30-2017, 05:19 PM - Forum: The Box Office - Replies (3)

I decided recently that we should finally use the Box Office for one of its intended purposes, and keep people informed of upcoming JCS dates in general, not just productions involving Ted Neeley, Drew Sarich, Kamil Střihavka, etc. Since it wasn't very fair to have a thread for just North American dates, inspired by Ruben's reply in that thread wishing there was a list for Europe, here it is! Taking the initiative once more, I have assembled a list of forthcoming amateur productions in Europe and Asia (hence the term "Eurasia," used by many geographers to keep the list of continents tidy), as well as any major regional productions that pop up in the future.

Special thanks to Kim Rogers, Vice President of Amateur Licensing at The Musical Company, for her assistance. All listings are in order from earliest to latest dates. If you know of a production not listed here, please let us know.

Current Productions (by date)

Austria

2018

March 20-April 10: Theater in der Innenstadt, Linz, AT
March 23-April 2: Etablissement Ronacher, Vienna, AT (this is the same concert they do often at Easter, with Drew Sarich)



Belgium

2019

April 26-May 5: Bohemian Productions, Sint-Niklaas, BE



Bulgaria

2018

April 5-7: National Palace of Culture, Sofia, BG (featuring Ted Neeley)



Croatia

2018

March 2-18: Kazalište Komedija, Zagreb, HR



The Czech Republic

2018

February 15-17: Hudební divadlo Karlín, Prague, CZ

April 12-14: Hudební divadlo Karlín, Prague, CZ

(All of the above are a continuing repertoire repeat of the production which has starred Kamil Střihavka for several decades.)



Germany

2018

March 3-31: Amos-Comenius-Gymnasium, Bonn, DE

April 18-19: Capitol Theatre, Mannheim, DE

June 15-July 31: Alzenauer Burgfestspiele, Alzenau, DE

July 7-August 31: Theater Vorpommern, Stralsund, DE



Greece

2018

February 21-April 30: Theatro Akropol, Athens, GD



Malta

2018

March 24-25: Teatru Astra, Gozo, MT



The Netherlands

2018

March 28-April 1: AFAS Live, Amsterdam (featuring Ted Neeley)



The Philippines

2017

March 3, 2017 - March 5, 2018: Insular Life Theatre (Tuloy Foundation), Muntilupa, National Capital Region, PH (? -- still trying to figure some stuff out about this one; Tuloy is an organization for at-risk kids with a performing arts program, so JCS doesn't seem out of reach for them, and Insular Life is a Filipino life insurance company that owns multiple venues at which Tuloy may perform, but preliminary Googling hasn't settled exactly what the reality of this listing is, except that a production of JCS -- by Tuloy or otherwise --
decidedly did not open this past March)




Poland

2018

January 23-25: Teatr Rozrwyki, Chorzów, PL (the date of the license is from Sept. 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018; my guess is, as a theater with a repertoire they frequently return to, they're keeping their options open should they choose to revive it later in the season)

March 2-28: Teatr Rampa, Warsaw, PL (corrected from TMC listing of February 28-March 31)



Russia

2018

February 2, 2018-January 31, 2019: Perm Academic Theatre, Perm, RU



Sweden

2018

April 18-22: Björknäsgymnasiet, Boden, SE



The United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

2018

January 26-February 10: Bardic Theatre, Donaghmore, County Tyrone, IE

April 1-4: The Town Hall, Claremorris, County Mayo, IE
April 11-13: St. George's Theatre (Youth Group), Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, GB
April 12-14: E.M. Forster Theatre (Tonbridge School), Tonbridge, Kent, GB

June 7-8: Stourbridge Town Hall, Stourbridge, Bedfordshire, GB

August 14-16: Rose Theatre, Edinburgh, Midlothian, SCT
August 22-25: Carlisle Memorial Methodist Church, Belfast, Country Antrim, IE

October 20-27: Little Theatre, Torquay, Devon, GB
October 23-27: Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh, Midlothian, SCT

2019

February 16-23: St. Mary's Centre, Clitheroe, Lancashire, GB

May 14-18: The Core Theatre, Solihull, Bedfordshire, GB

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  Willkommen zurück in Wien!
Posted by: grabaham - 11-30-2017, 02:20 PM - Forum: The Box Office - Replies (1)

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JCS in concert returns once again to the Ronacher Theatre in Vienna from March 23 to April 2 next year. No casting has been announced yet, but tickets are available.

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  Another all-female JCS
Posted by: grabaham - 11-01-2017, 09:28 PM - Forum: Box Office Archives - Replies (8)

https://www.broadwayworld.com/salt-lake-...R-20171030

Interesting. Two doesn't indicate a trend, but it will be interesting to see if any more surface in the future.

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  Master Thesis: Best Vocal Jesus Gethsemane
Posted by: Manonfully1993 - 10-23-2017, 07:00 AM - Forum: Jesus Christ Superstar Discussion - Replies (4)

Hello all! 

I'm new to this forum so this is gonna be my first thread (does an excited dance).
For my master thesis I'm doing a little research on JCS and especially the part of Jesus and the vocal abilities required to sing Gethsemane. I would like your opinion on who you think played the best Jesus and why (specified on the voice and vocal abilities). 

I'm looking forward to read all your opinions and contributions, and hopefully I will learn a lot from this forum for my thesis Smile!!

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Video 09/28/2017 - In memory of Barry Dennen
Posted by: Jay - 09-28-2017, 03:14 PM - Forum: Forum News - Replies (1)

The following was written by Gibson, one of our staff members. It's also available on our Facebook page.


Jesus Christ Superstar Zone has learned, with great sadness no doubt shared by many, that Barry Dennen died on September 26, 2017 at the age of 79. Renowned for his discovery of Barbra Streisand, his voiceover work (including such video games as Metal Gear Solid II and Jade Empire), and a stage, film, and television career that included turns in the original London cast of Cabaret (Evening Standard Award winner - Best Actor in a Musical), Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, and James Cameron's Titanic, JCS Zone of course remembers him best for originating the role of Pontius Pilate in the concept recording, original Broadway cast, and 1973 film of JCS.

Since the Seventies, Barry periodically returned to the role of Pilate in numerous productions around the world, including a regional U.S. tour with Carl Anderson and Sam Harris, benefit concerts (in 2003 and 2006, the latter reuniting him with his JCS stage and film co-stars Ted Neeley and Yvonne Elliman), and a celebrated tour of three Italian cities in spring 2014 which once again reunited him with Ted and Yvonne. It would be very easy to showcase him in his signature role as a tribute to his memory.

However, JCS Zone has always played by different rules. Inspired by Ted's sharing Carl's rare performance of "Poor Jerusalem" from an Italian production of JCS, we have opted to give you a glimpse of Barry playing a different role. In 2003, Barry joined a U.S. national tour of JCS based largely on the look and feel of the 2000 video, which featured Carl (at the time) and Eric Kunze as Jesus, but oddly enough, he took the role of King Herod. (As per an interview with JCS Zone, Carl wanted Barry to join the tour, and the production itself was in a bind, as the actor who played Herod had contracted laryngitis and shredded his voice on the road, so the producers opted to feed two birds from one hand.) Barry was with the tour when Carl left us (and continued with it into 2004 when Carl was replaced by Lawrence Clayton), but ultimately, after several months on the road as Herod, he tired of the pace of touring and returned to a more steady existence in California.

We didn't believe any recordings existed of Barry's performance, but we managed to find two. Of the two, we think the one heard in this video showcases Barry's style best. Compared to most Herods, Barry basically played it straight, sort of like an old Borscht Belt comedian (indeed, more than one reviewer made that comparison) -- very wry, understated, not milking the laughs, just physical enough, a bit mischievous. By all reports, it really livened up the dreary staging in the second act of that production. We hope that you enjoy hearing it as much as Barry enjoyed playing it.



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  RIP Barry Dennen
Posted by: grabaham - 09-26-2017, 05:42 PM - Forum: Jesus Christ Superstar Discussion - Replies (5)

https://www.thewrap.com/barry-dennen-jes...x-dies-79/

I had heard recently that he was ill in the hospital; JCS vets and friends put out word for prayers and best wishes. On the many occasions on which I met him, he was a dear, sweet man, full of warmth and mischievous humor (and possessed of a great memory for his age; he remembered who I was in 2013 after having met me once ten years previously while on tour with Carl!). He will be missed.

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  Ted Neeley in "Hair" LP?
Posted by: severus_potter - 08-27-2017, 06:02 AM - Forum: Other Musicals Discussion - Replies (1)

Does anybody knows if this single LP contains songs from Hair or is just pictures??

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