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 May 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
2019

September 12-15: Revolution Theatre Productions (Albury Entertainment Centre), Albury, NSW, AU

October 24-27: Orange Civic Theatre, Orange, NSW, AU
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
The Czech Republic

October 30-November 5: Hudební divadlo Karlín, Prague, CZ (featuring Kamil Střihavka)

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

July 4-August 24: Barbican Theatre, London, GB (transfer of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production)
July 25-August 3: Everyman Theatre (Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival, Sophia Gardens), Cardiff, WAL
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
Germany

June 21-July 21: Theater Nordhausen, Nordhausen, DE (corrected from TMC listing of June 21-August 31)

June 28: Theater Vorpommern (AHOI - Mein Hafenfestival), Hansawiese, Stralsund, DE (corrected from TMC listing of July 1-August 31)

July 12: Theater Vorpommern (AHOI - Mein Hafenfestival), Museumshafen, Greifswald, DE (corrected from TMC listing of July 1-August 31)

The Netherlands

June 22: Hoogkarspel 700 (Town Square, outside City Hall), Hoogkarspel, NL

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

July 2-4: St. James's Church of England High School, Bolton, Greater Manchester, GB (corrected from TMC listing of July 2-3)
July 3-6: CTC (New Wolsey Theatre), Ipswich, Suffolk, GB
July 10-13: The Griffin Theatre (Rendcomb College), Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GB
July 18-20: Bodmin Musical Theatre Company (Bodmin Amateur Boxing Club), Bodmin, Cornwall, GB
July 18-20: Youth Music Theatre Scotland (Adam Smith Theatre), Kirkcaldy, Fife, SCT
July 23-27: Bournemouth and Boscombe Light Opera Company (Pavilion Theatre), Bournemouth, Dorset, GB
July 26-27: Bodmin Musical Theatre Company (St Austell Arts Theatre), St Austell, GB (corrected from TMC listing of July 19-27)
July 31-August 3: Theatrecraft (The King's Hall), Herne Bay, Kent, GB

August 7-13: MJH Productions (St. Wulfram's Church), Grantham, Lincolnshire, GB

September 27-29: Sean Gilligan Productions (Helix Theatre), Whitehall, Dublin, IE

October 15-19: Epsom Light Opera Company (Epsom Playhouse), Epsom, Surrey, GB
October 16-19: St. Peter's Troupers (St. Peter's Church), Essington, North Tawton, Devon, Surrey, GB
October 22-26: The Kings Theatre, Southsea, Portsmouth, Bedfordshire, GB
October 22-26: Motherwell Civic Theatre and Concert Hall, Motherwell, Bedfordshire, GB
October 30-November 2: BITA Musical Theatre (The Old Rep Theatre), Birmingham, West Midlands, GB

November 6-9: Aberdeen Performing Arts (Tivoli Theatre), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, SCT
November 6-9: Sevenoaks Players (Stag Theatre), Sevenoaks, Kent, GB
November 12-16: Middlesbrough Youth Theatre (Middlesbrough Theatre), Middlesbrough, Cleveland, GB
November 18-23: 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 28-29: Rogers Theatre (Malvern College), Malvern, Worcestershire, 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 10-14: Phoenix Theatre, Blyth, Northumberland, GB
March 24-28: Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick, Northumberland, GB

April 20-25: Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, GB

May 19-23: Chatsworth Centre, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, GB

July 22-25: Blackburn Empire Theatre, Blackburn, Lancashire, GB

September 17-19: Gladstone Theatre, Wirral, Cheshire, GB

October 2-10: Shinfield Players Theatre (Shinfield Park), Reading, Berkshire, 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

October 1-4: Landmark Theatre (NAC Entertainment), Syracuse, NY (tech)
October 8-13: Bass Concert Hall (University of Texas Performing Arts Center), Austin, TX
October 17-20: Popejoy Hall, Albuquerque, NM
October 22-27: San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, San Jose, CA

November 5-10: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, NV
November 12-17: San Diego Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA
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 25-30: Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX
Regional / Amateur Productions
June 8-29: Stage Door Repertory Theatre, Anaheim, CA
June 18-23: Church Hill Theatre, Church Hill, MD (corrected from TMC listing of June 7-23)
June 21-23: FUSE Productions (Schwab Auditorium, Penn State), State College, PA

July 19-20: Cobblestone Performing Arts Center, Palmyra, NY
July 24-August 4: Northampton Community College Summer Theatre (Lipkin Theatre), Bethlehem, PA (featuring forum poster ethanfreemanispilate)
July 26-27: Governor Mifflin High School, Shillington, PA
July 26-August 2: Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre (The Stage at Island Park), Fargo, ND

August 1-11: Centenary Stage Company Summer Musical Festival (Lackland Center), Hackettstown, NJ (corrected from TMC listing of July 26-August 4)
August 8-10: Productions Over the Rainbow (Chapman Auditorium), Holbrook, NY
August 30-September 8: Castaway Players (The Center for Performing Arts), Rhinebeck, NY

September 18-October 12: The Arts Asylum, Kansas City, MO

November 14-December 7: Hayfield Secondary School, Alexandria, VA
November 14-24: American Theatre of Actors, New York, NY
January 24-26: Valentine Theatre, Toledo, OH

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 6-8: Garden City High School, Garden City, KS
March 12-21: Merely Players Community Theatre (Kato Ballroom), Mankato, MN
March 12-29: Vero Beach Theatre Guild, Vero Beach, FL
March 19-21: Newton South High School, Newton, MA

May 1-17: Mankato Event Center, North Mankato, MN
May 1-17: Fauquier Community Theatre, Warrenton, VA
Special Events
Screening Tour / Special Appearances

(This section was developed pretty much specifically for this event, 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 new 2K DCP print of JCS optimized for listening and viewing pleasure, along with a very special personal meet and greet appearance by members of the original cast, a sing-a-long, and a contest for those who wish to showcase their cosplay skills and emulate the look of the film or the era from whence it came. Talk-backs/Q&A, formerly a feature of this tour, are now [mostly] a thing of the past, but you will get some up-close-and-personal face-time with the cast!

Additionally, special meet-and-greet / autograph signing appearances -- not specifically tied to a showing of the movie -- by cast members of the 1973 film began to occur alongside the screening tour in 2013, and have periodically reared their head again during the course of the tour's run. When such events take place, they will be noted here as well.)


No dates have yet been announced for 2019, but more will be reported as info becomes available!

Canada

Professional Productions
None to announce at this time! Please watch this space for further details.
Regional / Amateur Productions
July 25: Burlington Student Theatre Performing Arts Camp (Burlington Performing Arts Centre), Burlington, ON (corrected from TMC listing of July 25-26)
January 23-25: Tom Morrison Theatre (Fredericton High School), Fredericton, NB

May 14-17: Festival Theatre, Wolfville, NS

Mexico

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.