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 would love to include any productions of JCS happening in your area, but as of early December 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
2019

February 8-23: Packemin Productions (Riverside Theatre), Sydney, NSW, 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
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)

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)

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

May 11: Ullensaker Kulturhus (Jessheim Kirche), Jessheim, NO (corrected from TMC listing of March 1-April 1)

Russia

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

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 7-9: Ashton Theatre (Shrewsbury School), Shrewsbury, Shropshire, GB
February 16-23: Clitheroe Parish Church Amateur Operatic & Dramatic Society (St. Mary's Centre), Clitheroe, Lancashire, GB
February 18-23: Tipperary Musical Society (Simon Ryan Theatre, Tipperary Excel), Tipperary Town, County Tipperary, IE

March 9-10: The Great Hall (London Road Campus, University of Reading), Reading, Berkshire, GB
March 12-15: Newry Town Hall, Newry, County Down, IE
March 22-23: St. Benedict's Catholic College, Colchester, Essex, GB

April 3-6: Splinters Theatre Group (The Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield Performance Venues), Sheffield, South Yorkshire, GB
April 9-13: East Cheshire Musical Theatre Company (The Forum Theatre, The Precinct), Romiley, Stockport, Cheshire, GB
April 10-13: Castlerea Musical Society (The Hub), Demesne, Castlerea, County Roscommon, IE
April 10-13: Crewe Amateur Musicals Society (Lyceum Theatre), Crewe, Cheshire, GB
April 11-15: The BRIT School, Croydon, Greater London, GB
April 23-27: Little Theatre Company (Brewhouse Arts Centre), Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, GB
April 24-27: Mansfield Palace Theatre, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, GB
April 26-May 5: Ventnor Winter Gardens, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, GB

May 7-11: Lancaster Amateur Dramatic & Operatic Society (Grand Theatre), Lancaster, Bedfordshire, GB
May 14-18: Solihull Theatre Company (The Core Theatre), Solihull, Bedfordshire, GB
May 15-19: Christchurch Music Society (Parish Hall, Christchurch), Newport, WAL
May 30-June 1: CAOS Musical Society (Rhoose Community Centre), Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, WAL
May 30-June 1: Royalty Theatre, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, GB

June 12-15: Maghull Musical Theatre Company (Little Theatre), Southport, Skelmersdale, Lancashire, GB
June 12-15: Shrewsbury Amateur Operatic Society (Theatre Severn), Shrewsbury, Shropshire, GB

July 1-3: Bridlington Spa, Bridlington, East Riding, Yorkshire, GB
July 2-4: St. James's Church of England High School, Bolton, Greater Manchester, GB (corrected from TMC listing of July 2-3)
July 18-20: Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy, Fife, SCT
July 23-27: Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth, Dorset, GB
July 31-August 3: The King's Hall, Herne Bay, Kent, GB

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

October 15-19: Epsom Light Opera Company (Epsom Playhouse), Epsom, Surrey, GB
October 16-19: 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

November 6-9: Aberdeen Performing Arts (Tivoli Theatre), Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, SCT
November 6-9: Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, Kent, GB
November 19-23: Wyllyotts Theatre Potters Bar, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, GB
November 20-23: Swansea Grand Theatre, Swansea, WAL
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.

Italy

December 5-16: Teatro Sistina, Rome, IT
December 21-23: Politeama Genovese, Genoa, IT

Other

The Czech Republic

December 20-21: Hudební divadlo Karlín, Prague, CZ (featuring Kamil Střihavka)

Thailand

December 29-30: Opera Siam (Thailand Cultural Centre), Bangkok, TH
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.

Germany

April 26-28: Musical Dome, Cologne, DE

The Netherlands

April 4-11: MartiniPlaza, Groningen, NL
April 12-17: AFAS Live, Amsterdam, NL
April 18-23: World Forum Theater, The Hague, NL

Other

Austria

April 12-22: Raimund Theater, Vienna, AT (featuring Drew Sarich)

The Czech Republic

March 22-24: 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: Cardiff Open Air Theatre Festival (Everyman Theatre), Cardiff, WAL

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
January 11-13: Olean Theatre Workshop (Washington Street Theatre), Olean, NY
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

February 1-2: Cobblestone Performing Arts Center, Farmington, NY
February 7-18: Playhouse in the Park, Murray, KY
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: Florida Southern Festival of Fine Arts (Buckner Theatre, Florida Southern College), Lakeland, FL
February 21-25: Fine Arts Theater (Joliet Junior College), Joliet, IL
February 23-25: Think Pink Productions (Studio 321), Newburgh, IN

March 7-9: Wausau Community Theatre (Grand Theater), Wausau, WI
March 8-10: Newton South High School, Newton, MA
March 8-17: St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Menasha, WI
March 8-17: Theatre at the Imperial Centre, Rocky Mount, NC
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 22-30: Fontbonne Academy, Milton, MA
March 22-31: Quad City Music Guild, Moline, IL
March 22-April 14: Rochester Civic Theatre, Rochester, MN
March 28-April 13: Capital City Productions, Jefferson City, MO
March 29-April 7: Nanakuli High & Intermediate School Performing Arts Center (Multi-purpose Building), Wai'anae, HI
March 29-April 14: Factory Underground Studios, Wilton, CT
March 29-April 14: Mainstage (Players Guild Theatre), Canton, OH
March 30-April 14: Algonquin Arts Theatre, Manasquan, NJ

April 4-6: East Providence High School, East Providence, RI
April 4-6: Wilson Center Auditorium, St. Johns, MI
April 4-8: Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
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: Heartscope Theatre (Myrna Loy Center), Helena, MT
April 5-21: Old Colony Players (Fred B. Cranford Amphitheatre), Valdese, NC
April 12-14: Stage Right! School for the Performing Arts and Professional Theatre Company (Palace Theatre), Greensburg, PA
April 12-28: Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, Duryea, PA
April 13-27: San Antonio School for the Performing Arts, San Antonio, TX
April 18-19: St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Highlands Ranch, CO
April 18-20: Midnight Productions (Keswick Theatre), Glenside, PA
April 18-20: Steinbrenner High School Theatre, Luts, FL
April 19-21: Milton Theatre, Milton, DE
April 19-May 4: Mud Creek Players, Indianapolis, IN
April 19-May 5: Cretin-Derham Hall High School, St. Paul, MN
April 19-May 5: Santa Rosa Junior College Theatre Arts (Maria Carrillo High School Auditorium), Santa Rosa, CA
April 19-29: Keith Anderson Community House, Bangor, ME
April 24-May 4: Gregory E. Bulger '81 Performing Arts Center (Boston College High School), Dorchester, MA
April 26-28: Jubilee Theatre, Waco, TX
April 27-28: Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima, Yakima, WA

May 2-5: Warren Civic Theatre (Warren Community Center Auditorium), Warren, MI
May 10-19: Sylvania Performing Arts Center, Portland, OR
May 31-June 2: St. Thomas More Church, Coralville, IA

June 8-29: Stage Door Repertory Theatre, Anaheim, CA
June 21-23: FUSE Productions (Schwab Auditorium, Penn State), State College, PA

July 24-August 4: Northampton Community College Summer Theatre (Lipkin Theatre), Bethlehem, PA
July 26-August 4: Lackland Center, Hackettstown, NJ

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

September 18-October 12: The Arts Asylum, Kansas City, MO
May 1-17: Fauquier Community Theatre, Warrenton, VA
Professional Productions
National tour coming soon! Please watch this space for further details.
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

Regional Productions
February 12-March 3: Uxbridge Music Hall, Uxbridge, ON

March 21-24: Sid Williams Theatre, Comox, BC

April 11-14: Brockville Arts Centre, Brockville, ON
April 15-18: Notre Dame High School, Calgary, AB
April 17-20: Spatz Theatre (Citadel High School), Halifax, NS

May 8-11: E.A. Rawlinson Centre (St. Mary High School), Prince Albert, SK
May 22: Riddell Theatre, Regina, SK

July 25-26: Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Burlington, ON
Professional Productions
None to announce at this time! Please watch this space for further details.

Mexico

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