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. Support your local JCS, and keep the circle turning!

Special thanks to R&H Theatricals and their “Now Playing” page(s) for their help with some American listings (as you’ll know from our FAQ, R&H licensed JCS to schools and community theaters in North America before Webber started his own worldwide agency, The Musical Company), and to Kim Rogers, Vice President of Amateur Licensing at The Musical Company, for her assistance overall.

(HOUSEKEEPING NOTE: If you do not see your production listed, please feel free to contact us via the link in the Nav.Bar above. However, if your production has already closed, please note that we frequently update the listings; when a show’s over, it comes off our list. 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 would love to include any productions of JCS happening in your area, but as of mid-June 2018, 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 are 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 Productions
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 11-15: Sandringham College, Sandringham, VIC, AU (corrected from TMC listing of September 13-16)
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
2018-19

November 24, 2018 - January 19, 2019: Court Theatre, Christchurch, NZ (corrected from TMC listing of November 26, 2018 - January 21, 2019)

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.)

Regional Productions
Germany

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

Russia

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

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

August 21-25: An Grianan Theatre, Donegal, County Donegal, IE
August 22-25: Carlisle Memorial Methodist Church, Belfast, County Antrim, IE

September 7-8: Hertford Theatre, Hertford, Hertfordshire, GB
September 30: Hutchesons' Grammar School, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, SCT

October 3-6: Electric Theatre, Guildford, Surrey, GB
October 20-27: Little Theatre, Torquay, Devon, GB
October 24-27: Epstein Theater, Liverpool, Lancashire, GB
October 25-November 3: Feohanagh Castlemahon Community Hall, Castlemahon, County Limerick, IE
October 31-November 3: The Point, Eastleigh, Herefordshire, GB

November 8-10: Cashel Community School, Cashel, County Tipperary, IE
November 13-17: Academy Theatre, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, GB
November 19-24: St. Patrick's Hall, Strabane, Tyrone, County Tyrone, IE
November 20-23: Bishop Heber High School, Malpas, Cheshire, GB
November 28-December 1: Collyer Hall Theatre (King's College School Southside Common, Wimbledon), Greater London, London, GB

December 5-8: Hayward Theatre, Ely, Cambridgeshire, GB
Belgium

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

Germany

April 18-19: Capitol Mannheim, Mannheim, DE

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

July 1-August 31: Theater Vorpommern, Stralsund, DE

November 1, 2019-March 31, 2020: Musikalische Komödie Leipzig (Oper Leipzig), Leipzig, DE (watch this space for corrected dates!)

The Netherlands

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

Norway

March 1-April 1: Ullensaker Kulturhus (Jessheim Kirche), Jessheim, NO

Spain

April 1-30: Teatro Victor Villegas, Murcia, ES

Switzerland

March 1-May 31: Circomedia AG, Emmen, CH

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

February 16-23: St. Mary's Centre, Clitheroe, Lancashire, GB
February 18-23: Simon Ryan Theatre (Tipperary Excel), Tipperary Town, County Tipperary, IE

March 12-15: Newry Town Hall, Newry, County Down, IE

April 3-6: The Octagon Centre (University of Sheffield Performance Venues), Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
April 9-13: The Forum Theatre (The Precinct), Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire, GB
April 10-13: The Hub, Demesne, Castlerea, County Roscommon, IE
April 24-27: Mansfield Palace Theatre, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, GB

May 7-11: Grand Theatre, Lancaster, Bedfordshire, GB
May 14-18: The Core Theatre, Solihull, Bedfordshire, GB
May 15-19: Parish Hall (Christchurch), Newport, WAL
May 30-June 1: Rhoose Community Centre, Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, WAL

June 12-15: Little Theatre, Southport, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, GB
June 12-15: Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, GB

July 23-27: Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth, Dorset, GB

October 22-26: The Kings Theatre, Southsea, Portsmouth, Bedfordshire, GB
October 22-26: Motherwell Civic Theatre and Concert Hall, Motherwell, Bedfordshire, GB

November 6-9: Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, SCT
November 20-23: Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea, WAL
Professional Productions
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.

2018

Italy

August 8: Teatro La Versiliana, Marina di Pietrasanta, IT
August 11: Arena Spettacoli, Parco Centrale (Follonica Summer Festival), Follonica, IT
August 14: Arena di Verona, Verona, IT
August 18: Arena Sferisterio, Macerata, IT

October 13-14: Teatro Goldoni, Livorno, IT
October 17-18: Teatro Verdi, Florence, IT
October 26-28: Teatro Colosseo, Turin, IT

November 3: Teatro Openjobmetis (Teatro Mario Apollonio di Varese), Varese, IT
November 22-December 2: Teatro Arcimboldi (Teatro degli Arcimboldi), Milan, IT

December 6-?: Teatro Sistina, Rome, IT
December 21-23: Politeama Genovese, Genoa, IT

Switzerland

November 14-18: Maag-Areal, Zurich, CH

2019

The dates in 2019 are not yet confirmed as featuring Ted Neeley. We will keep you informed as news develops!

The Netherlands

April 4-7: MartiniPlaza, Groningen, NL
April 24-28: Chassé Theater, Breda, NL
The Czech Republic

October 25-27: Hudební divadlo Karlín, Prague, CZ (featuring Kamil Střihavka)

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

August 14-26: Rose Theatre (Edinburgh Festival), Edinburgh, Midlothian, SCT

October 23-27: Church Hill Theatre (Edinburgh Festival Fringe), Edinburgh, Midlothian, SCT

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

Regional Productions
July 12-22: Brookhaven College, Dallas, TX
July 12-22: Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, Storrs, CT
July 20-21: Center for Living Arts, Rock Island, IL (corrected from TMC listing of July 21-22)
July 20-August 11: The Little Theatre of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
July 26-28: Daum Amphitheatre (Kiwanis Park), Charleston, IL
July 26-28: Livonia Community Theatre (St. Paul's Presbyterian Church), Livonia, MI
July 27-28: Mixed Magic Theatre Amphitheater, Pawtucket, RI
July 27-30: Dayton Convention Center, Centerville, OH
July 27-August 2: Sheyenne High School, West Fargo, ND
July 27-August 5: Crestview Performing Arts Center, Columbiana, OH

August 10-19: Tranzend Studio, Flagstaff, AZ
August 11: Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Fayetteville, NC
August 25-26: Drake Park, Bend, OR
August 31-September 9: Coconino High School Mini Auditorium, Flagstaff, AZ

September 7-23: Music Mountain Theatre, Lambertville, NJ
September 14-23: Harrell Performing Arts Theatre, Collierville, TN
September 26-30: Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall (Southeast Missouri State University), Cape Girardeau, MO

October 13-21: Epiphany Lutheran Church, Baltimore, MD
October 19-28: Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA

November 1-4: Dell Fine Arts Center (St. Andrew's Episcopal School), Austin, TX
November 8-11: Clair Performance Hall (Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center, Millersville University), Millersville, PA
November 8-17: Kelsey Theater (St. Olaf College), Northfield, MN
November 9-17: Davidson Middle School, Southgate, MI
November 9-18: The Center at West Park, New York, NY
November 30-December 9: Heritage Players (Elizabeth Seton Center), Bethel Park, PA
January 11-20: Cultural Park Theatre Co. Inc., Cape Coral, FL
January 24-February 3: Looking Glass Playhouse, Lebanon, IL
January 25-27: Cabaret Stage (GSU Center for Performing Arts), University Park, IL
January 31-February 11: Brown Memorial Hall Mainstage Theatre (Norfolk State University), Norfolk, VA

February 8-24: Victory Theater, Rogers, AR
February 13-16: Shawnee Mission South High School, Shawnee Mission, KS
February 14-23: St. Bernard Parish Center and Theatre, Madison, WI
February 14-24: Buckner Theatre (Florida Southern College), Lakeland, FL
February 21-25: Joliet Junior College Fine Arts Theatre, Joliet, IL
February 23-25: Studio 321 (Think Pink Productions), Newburgh, IN

March 7-9: Grand Theater, Wausau, WI
March 8-10: Newton South High School, Newton, MA
March 8-17: St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Menasha, WI
March 15-17: Absegami High School PAC, Galloway, NJ
March 16: Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA (featuring the Hershey Symphony)
March 21-30: Willow Glen High School Theatre, San Jose, CA
March 22-April 14: Rochester Civic Theatre, Rochester, MN
March 28-April 13: Capital City Productions, Jefferson City, MO
March 29-April 14: Players Guild Theatre (Mainstage), Canton, OH
March 30-April 14: Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan, NJ

April 4-20: Amelia Musical Playhouse, Fernandina Beach, FL
April 5-14: Marblehead Little Theatre, Marblehead, MA
April 5-20: The Art Centre Theatre, Plano, TX
April 5-20: Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT
April 5-21: Fred B. Cranford Amphitheatre, Valdese, NC
April 18-19: St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch, CO
April 18-20: Keswick Theatre, Buckingham, PA
April 18-20: Steinbrenner High School Theatre, Luts, FL
April 19-May 4: Mud Creek Players, Indianapolis, IN
April 19-May 5: Maria Carrillo High School Theatre, Santa Rosa, CA
April 19-29: Keith Anderson Community House, Bangor, ME
April 26-28: Jubilee Theatre, Waco, TX

May 2-5: Warren Community Center Auditorium, Warren, MI
May 10-19: Sylvania Performing Arts Center, Portland, OR

June 21-23: Schwab Auditorium (Penn State), State College, PA

August 30-September 8: The Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck, NY

September 18-October 12: The Arts Asylum, Kansas City, MO
Professional Productions
National tour coming soon! Please watch this space for further details.
Special Events
Screening Tour

(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!)

July 24: Laemmle NoHo 7, North Hollywood, CA (Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman in person)
July 25: Laemmle Royal, Los Angeles, CA (Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman in person)
July 26: Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena, CA (Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman in person)

You can purchase general admission tickets for all of the above dates by clicking here.

Special Appearances

(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.)

July 28-29: The Hollywood Autograph and Movie Memorabilia Show (Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel), Los Angeles, CA (Ted Neeley, Yvonne Elliman in person)
Screening Tour

(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!)

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

Canada

Regional Productions
August 9-10: Gladstone Theatre, Perth, ON
February 12-March 3: Uxbridge Music Hall, Uxbridge, ON

April 11-14: Brockville Arts Centre, Brockville, ON
Professional Productions

Mexico

Regional Productions
November 9-11: Teatro UDEM, Monterrey, MX-NL