Upcoming Productions and Special Events

The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. Countless schools, community theaters, and professionals 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. (Special thanks to Kim Rogers, Vice President of Amateur Licensing at The Musical Company, for her assistance overall.)

Our listings generally look like this:

  • Date: Name of Producer (Name of Venue), City, State/Province, Country (if applicable)

If the listing is bold, it means that you can click the link for further information and/or to purchase tickets. Support your local JCS, and keep the circle turning!


HOUSEKEEPING NOTE: You don’t see your production listed? Feel free to contact us via the link in the Nav.Bar above, but please note that we frequently update the listings; when a show’s over, it comes off our list, so if your production has already closed, it has no reason to be here. Thanks!


Africa

Hi there!

Are you from the continent of Africa and upset not to see your production of JCS listed? We are, too!

We'd love to include any productions of JCS happening in your area, but as of October 2019, the agency that handles its licensing, Dalro, doesn't even have an individual page for JCS on its website, much less a listing of forthcoming productions.

If you're presenting JCS anywhere in Africa and want to be included on this page, please do not hesitate to contact us with all relevant production details, and we'll put it up!

Australia / New Zealand

(NOTE: To keep things simple, this category covers productions in both Australia and New Zealand. A simple listing of amateur and professional productions follows. Click the year and scroll to the country of your choice.)

Regional / Amateur Productions
None to announce at this time! Please watch this space for further details.
None to announce at this time! Please watch this space for further details.

Eurasia

(NOTE: To keep things simple, this category covers productions in both Europe and Asia, hence the term “Eurasia,” used by many geographers to keep the list of continents tidy. A simple listing of amateur and professional productions follows. Click the year and scroll to the country of your choice.)

Professional Productions
European Tour (Starring Ted Neeley)

A production featuring Ted Neeley, star of the original film, in his signature role has been running since 2014. Originating in Italy, it has since spread throughout Europe, and continues at present. The following dates are only the most current. Click the name of each country to buy tickets to the respective dates.

Should the tour continue into 2020, dates will be featured here. A return to Europe has not yet been confirmed. When we know, you'll know!

Germany

April 9-10: Capitol, Mannheim, DE (featuring Drew Sarich)
Regional / Amateur Productions
The United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

November 18-23: Henley Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (Kenton Theatre), Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, GB
November 19-23: Potters Bar Theatre Company (Wyllyotts Theatre Potters Bar), Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, GB
November 20-23: Abbey Players (Swansea Grand Theatre), Swansea, WAL
November 27-30: York Musical Theatre Company (Joseph Rowntree Theatre), York, North Yorkshire, GB
November 28-29: Rogers Theatre (Malvern College), Malvern, Worcestershire, GB

December 5-6: Millennium Centre (Woldingham School), Woldingham, Caterham, Surrey, GB
December 16-21: Young Actors Theatre, Islington, London, GB
Germany

June 12-July 8: Musikalische Komödie Leipzig / Oper Leipzig (Venussaal), Leipzig, DE (corrected from TMC listing of November 1, 2019-March 31, 2020)

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

February 19-22: Lichfield Garrick Theatre (Castle Dyke), Lichfield, Staffordshire, GB
February 25-29: Rotherham Civic Theatre, Rotherham, Bedfordshire, GB

March 4-8: Sedlescombe Community Hall, Sedlescombe, East Sussex, GB
March 9-11: St. David's College Theatre, Cardiff, WAL
March 10-14: Phoenix Theatre, Blyth, Northumberland, GB
March 11-14: O'Reilly Theatre, Dublin, IE
March 20-28: Wharf Theatre, Devizes, Wiltshire, GB
March 24-27: St. Mary's Priory, Tallaght, Dublin, IE
March 24-28: Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick, Northumberland, GB
March 25-28: The Met, Bury, Lancashire, GB
March 25-28: Radley College Theatre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, GB
March 25-28: Trinity Methodist Church, Chelmsford, Essex, GB

April 1-4: Coliseum Theatre, Trecynon, Aberdare, WAL
April 1-4: Putney Methodist Church, Putney, Greater London, GB
April 18: St. James the Great Church, Littlehampton, West Sussex, GB
April 20-25: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, GB
April 22-25: Dunblane Christian Fellowship, Dunblane, Stirlingshire, SCT (initially scheduled for May 26-30, per old TMC listings)

May 5-9: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Birmingham, West Midlands, GB
May 13-16: Jarrow Focus, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, GB
May 15-16: Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, GB
May 19-23: Chatsworth Centre, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, GB

July 2-4: Stourbridge Town Hall Theatre, Stourbridge, West Midlands, GB
July 2-4: St. Andrew's Church, Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, GB
July 22-25: Blackburn Empire Theatre, Blackburn, Lancashire, GB

September 1-4: Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre, Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, WAL
September 17-19: Gladstone Theatre, Wirral, Cheshire, GB

October 2-10: Shinfield Players Theatre (Shinfield Park), Reading, Berkshire, GB
October 28-31: Kings Hall, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, GB

North America

(NOTE: As there are way less countries on this continent than in Europe, we will include individual listings by country with dates for each section here. Otherwise, the rules are similar: scroll to the region and category of your choice, and click the year.)

The United States

Professional Productions
A national tour based on the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production, which transfers to the West End for a brief run this summer and played last summer at Lyric Opera of Chicago, will travel through North America to celebrate the show's 50th anniversary. More dates will be released as more become available. Please watch this space for further details.

2019

November 20-24: First Interstate Center for the Arts, Spokane, WA
November 26-December 1: Buell Theatre (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Denver, CO

December 3-8: Centennial Hall, Tucson, AZ
December 10-15: Orpheum Theater, Omaha, NE
December 17-22: Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore, MD
December 31, 2019 - January 5, 2020: Benedum Center, Pittsburgh, PA

2020

January 7-12: Kentucky Center, Louisville, KY
January 14-19: Des Moines Civic Center, Des Moines, IA
January 21-26: Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis, MN

February 11-16: Shea's Performing Arts Center, Buffalo, NY
February 18-23: Auditorium Theatre (RBTL), Rochester, NY
February 25-March 1: William H. Mortensen Hall (The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts), Hartford, CT

March 3-8: Andrew Jackson Hall (Tennessee Performing Arts Center), Nashville, TN
March 10-29: Connor Palace Theatre (Playhouse Square), Cleveland, OH
March 31-April 5: Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI

April 7-12: Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA
April 14-26: Opera House (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), Washington, DC
April 28-May 10: Music Hall at Fair Park (Dallas Summer Musicals), Dallas, TX

May 26-31: David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, FL

June 2-7: Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC
June 9-21: Procter & Gamble Hall (Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts), Cincinnati, OH
June 23-28: The Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami, FL

July 28-August 2: Belk Theater (Blumenthal Performing Arts Center), Charlotte, NC

August 4-9: Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, SC
August 11-23: Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL
August 25-30: Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX
Regional / Amateur Productions
November 8-December 8: North Coast Repertory Theatre, Eureka, CA
November 22-24: Spotlight Productions (Haugen Hall Theatre, Staten Island Academy), Staten Island, NY (corrected from TMC listing of October 4-6)

December 5-7: Royall Tyler Theatre (University of Vermont), Burlington, VT
December 7-8: Caroline's Loft (L.A. County High School for the Arts), Los Angeles, CA
January 23-26: Valentine Theatre, Toledo, OH

February 1-8: Lawrence High School, Lawrence, AL
February 14-23: Sue E. Trotter Black Box Theater (Arts Center), Athens, TN
February 27-March 1: Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, Statesboro, GA

March 5-8: Gaffney Auditorium, Winnetka, IL
March 6-8: Garden City High School, Garden City, KS
March 11-29: Vero Beach Theatre Guild, Vero Beach, FL
March 12-21: Merely Players Community Theatre (Kato Ballroom), Mankato, MN
March 13-April 5: Chico Theater Company, Chico, CA
March 19-21: Newton South High School, Newton, MA
March 20-April 5: Post Theater, Far Rockaway, NY
March 26-28: Gaither High School Auditorium, Tampa, FL
March 27-April 5: Project In Motion, Las Cruces, NM
March 27-April 11: Nolan Performing Arts Center (Georgetown Visitation School), Washington, DC

April 1-5: Patricia George Decio Theatre (DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, University of Notre Dame), Notre Dame, IN
April 2-4: Amelia Musical Playhouse, Fernandina Beach, FL
April 3-5: First Love Ministries, Auburn, NY
April 9-13: Electric Theater, Ivins, UT
April 23-May 2: Woodland Hills High School, Pittsburgh, PA
April 30-May 2: New Beacon Theatre (Beacon School), New York, NY

May 1-17: Fauquier Community Theatre, Warrenton, VA
May 8-31: Theatre 29!, Twentynine Palms, CA
May 22-24: Shepherd Hill Auditorium, Dudley, MA

July 10-19: Bickford Theatre (Morris Museum), Morristown, NJ

August 8-9: Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

October 15-25: Barn Lot Theater, Edmonton, KY
Special Events

(NOTE: This section was developed pretty much specifically for a screening tour of the 1973 film, which commenced with its 40th anniversary in 2013 and has continued into the present. Each evening includes a screening of a newly remastered digital print of JCS, a special appearance by original cast members, talk-backs/Q&A (in the past), a sing-along, and a costume contest for those with cosplay skills willing to emulate the look of the film or the era from whence it came. You will get up-close-and-personal, meet-and-greet face-time with the cast! Additionally, special autograph signing appearances — not specifically tied to a showing of the movie — by the film’s cast began to occur alongside the screening tour when it started, and have periodically returned during the course of the tour. When such events take place, they’ll be noted here as well.)

The present leg of the tour has been announced on a “by request” basis which will occur during the winter 2019 – spring 2020 range. If fans want the film in their area (note: continental U.S. only due to licensing issues), hook up Ted’s promoter(s) with the contact info for the theater you have in mind, and they will take it from there! Dates (and ticket info) will be posted as more become known. Also, on a more specific note, assume that any other cast members listed next to a specific date are in addition to Ted’s appearance.

December 3: Vine Cinema and Alehouse, Livermore, CA
December 5-7: Little Art Theatre, Yellow Springs, OH
December 8: Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland Heights, OH
December 11: Fox Tucson Theatre, Tucson, AZ (also featuring Yvonne Elliman)
December 12: Harkins Theatres Superstition Springs 25, Mesa, AZ (also featuring Yvonne Elliman)
December 14: Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA (also featuring Yvonne Elliman)
April 4-5: Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA (also featuring Yvonne Elliman)
April 8: Marcus Majestic Cinema of Brookfield, Brookfield, WI (also featuring Yvonne Elliman)
April 10-12: Hollywood Blvd Cinema, Woodridge, IL (also featuring Yvonne Elliman)

Canada

Professional Productions
None to announce at this time! Please watch this space for further details.
Regional / Amateur Productions
January 23-25: Tom Morrison Theatre (Fredericton High School), Fredericton, NB

April 2-10: Sun Parlour Players Community Theatre (The Bank Theatre), Leamington, ON
April 9-May 2: Harbour City Theatre, Nanaimo, Vancouver, BC
April 10-13: Old Church Theatre, Courtenay, BC

May 14-17: Festival Theatre, Wolfville, NS

June 18-20: Mary Irwin Theatre (Rotary Centre for the Arts), Kelowna, BC

Mexico

Professional Productions
Following GOU Producciones' successful, award-winning summer 2019 run of Jesucristo Súper Estrella in Mexico City, they are launching a national tour of Mexico that will encompass the following cities. All tickets for the dates below are, or will be, available through Ticketmaster.

2019

November 27: WTC Veracruz, Veracruz, MX-VER

December 20-22: Centro Cultural Teatro I, Mexico City, MX-DF

2020

January 17-19, 24-26, 31 / February 1-2, 7-9, 13-16: Centro Cultural Teatro I, Mexico City, MX-DF

February 28: Auditorio Telmex, Guadalajara, MX-JAL

March 7-8: Auditorio Pabellón M, Monterrey, MX-NLE
Regional / Amateur Productions
None to announce at this time! Please watch this space for further details.

Other

(NOTE: This category covers anywhere that doesn’t fall under the purview of a particular continent, such as the Caribbean and places like that.)

None to announce at this time! Please watch this space for further details.