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 The Musical Company, Concord Theatricals, and Musik und Bühne for overall assistance.)

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!


UPDATE (Apr. 14, 2020): All event information below may be out of date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Confirm details with event organizers by clicking the links below; we will update as/when we can.


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 December 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
Germany

April 1-2: Capitol, Mannheim, DE (featuring Drew Sarich) (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 9-10, 2020)
Regional / Amateur Productions
The status of all productions listed below is currently being determined by contacting the organizers; a listing not being struck through does not mean that a postponement or cancellation has not occurred or is imminent. Watch this space for further updates!

Austria

July 17-31: Musical-Festspiele Hartberg (Schlosshof Hartberg), Hartberg, AT

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)

March 24-27: Now & Then Production Company (St. Mary's Priory), Tallaght, Dublin, IE (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)
March 25-28: Oxfordshire Youth Music Theatre (Radley College Theatre), Abingdon, Oxfordshire, GB (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)

April 1-4: Interesting Theatre (The Space @ Avon Valley Theatre, Avon Valley School), Rugby, Warwickshire, GB (POSTPONED TO LATE JULY OR AUGUST, NEW DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED)
April 6-9: Kinetic School of Performing Arts (Atrium Theatre, University of South Wales), Cardiff, WAL (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)

May 15-16: University of Wolverhampton Musical Theatre (Arena Theatre), Wolverhampton, West Midlands, GB (POSSIBLY CANCELED, DETAILS UNCLEAR; TICKET PAGE STILL UP, BUT SALES DISABLED AND NO LONGER IN LISTINGS)

June 18-19: Canterbury Academy, Canterbury, Kent, GB
June 25-27: Viva Arts and Community Group (St. Andrew's Church), Soham, Ely, Cambridgeshire, GB (corrected from TMC listing of July 2-4) (PRODUCTION ON HOLD, MAY BE POSTPONED)
June 25: The Forum Theatre at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, GB

July 4-5: St. Mary's Church, Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, GB
July 9-11: ACTS Southampton (Christ Church C of E), Freemantle, Southampton, Hampshire, GB

August 12-15: PADOS Youth Theatre Company (The Met), Bury, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 25-28)
August 17-22: HLOC (Lawrence Batley Theatre, Queen's Square), Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 20-25)

September 1-4: Abertillery Youth Drama and Music Society (Metropole Cultural and Conference Centre), Abertillery, Blaenau Gwent, WAL
September 8-12: SKY Theatre (Melton Theatre), Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, GB
September 9-12: Radley College Theatre, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, GB
September 16-19: Trinity Music and Drama (Trinity Methodist Church), Chelmsford, Essex, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 25-28)
September 17-19: Hoylake & West Kirby Theatre Group (Gladstone Theatre), Wirral, Cheshire, GB
September 18-26: Wharf Theatre, Devizes, Wiltshire, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 20-28)
September 22-26: Alnwick Stage Musical Society (Alnwick Playhouse), Alnwick, Northumberland, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 24-28)
September 30-October 3: Ensemble Theatre (Pavilion Theatre), Blackpool, Bedfordshire, GB
September 30-October 3: Putney Light Operatic Society (Putney Methodist Church), Putney, Greater London, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 1-4)
September 30-October 3: Rubber Chicken Theatre (Dunblane Christian Fellowship), Dunblane, Stirlingshire, SCT (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 22-25)

October 2-10: Shinfield Players Theatre (Shinfield Park), Reading, Berkshire, GB
October 28-31: Kings Hall, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, GB
October 28-31: Caradon Youth Theatre, Liskeard, Cornwall, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 1-4 AND APRIL 10; LISKEARD PUBLIC HALL AND ST. NEOT CHURCH STILL THE VENUES, EXACT DATES AS THEY DEVELOP)

November 10-14: Sutton Coldfield Town Hall, Birmingham, West Midlands, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 5-9)
November 10-14: Jarrow Musical Theatre Company (Jarrow Focus), Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 11-17)

December 8-9: Vyne School, Basingstoke, Hampshire, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 5-6)
December 9-11: Medina College Theatre, Newport, Isle of Wight, GB
The United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

February 16-20: De Ferrers Academy, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, GB

March 9-13: Clevedon Community Centre, Clevedon, North Somerset, Avon, GB

April 21-24: Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, GB
April 21-24: Showcase/Sioe Gerdd Performing Arts Society (Coliseum Theatre), Trecynon, Aberdare, WAL (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 1-4, 2020)

May 25-29: Beeston Musical Theatre Group (Chatsworth Centre), Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 19-23, 2020)
May 26-29: The Lights, Andover, Hampshire, GB

June 1-5: Margate Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent, GB

July 1-3: SAOS Youth (Stourbridge Town Hall Theatre), Stourbridge, West Midlands, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM JULY 2-4, 2020)
July 21-24: Blackburn Gilbert & Sullivan Society (Blackburn Empire Theatre), Blackburn, Lancashire, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM JULY 22-25, 2020)

October 20-23: Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 14-17, 2020)
April 9: Edwin James Festival Choir (St. James the Great Church), Littlehampton, West Sussex, GB (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 18, 2020)

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.

The status of all performances listed below is currently being determined by contacting the venues; a listing not being struck through does not mean that a postponement or cancellation has not occurred or is imminent. Watch this space for further updates!

2020

May 26-31: David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, FL (PERFORMANCES POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)

June 9-21: Procter & Gamble Hall (Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts), Cincinnati, OH (CANCELED)
June 23-28: The Adrienne Arsht Center, Miami, FL (PERFORMANCES SUSPENDED THROUGH SUMMER, POSTPONEMENT OR CANCELLATION TBD)

July 21-26: Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 7-12) (PERFORMANCES IMPACTED BY STAY-AT-HOME ORDINANCE, POSTPONEMENT OR CANCELLATION TBD)

August 4-9: Peace Center for the Performing Arts, Greenville, SC (CANCELED)

September 15-20: Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI (RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 31-APRIL 5)

October 28-November 1: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC

November 3-8: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB
November 10-15: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB

December 1-6: Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX
December 8-13: Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN

2021

January 5-10: Barbara P. Mann Performing Arts Hall (FSW), Fort Myers, FL
January 12-17: Schuster Center, Dayton, OH
January 19-24: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Milwaukee, WI
January 26-31: Fabulous Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO

February 9-21: Emerson Colonial Theatre, Boston, MA

March 2-7: Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
March 9-14: Clowes Memorial Hall, Indianapolis, IN
March 23-28: Segerstrom Center for the Arts - Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa, CA
March 30-April 4: Eccles Theater, Salt Lake City, UT

April 13-18: Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
April 20-25: Keller Auditorium, Portland, OR

May 11-16: Hobby Center, Houston, TX
May 18-23: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO

July 6-18: Music Hall at Fair Park (Dallas Summer Musicals), Dallas, TX (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 28-MAY 10, 2020)
July 27-August 1: Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth, TX (RESCHEDULED FROM AUGUST 25-30, 2020)

August 5-22: Connor Palace Theatre (Playhouse Square), Cleveland, OH (RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 12-29, 2020)
August 24-29: Belk Theater (Blumenthal Performing Arts Center), Charlotte, NC (RESCHEDULED FROM JULY 28-AUGUST 2, 2020)

September 7-12: Durham Performing Arts Center, Durham, NC (RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 2-7, 2020)
September 14-26: Cadillac Palace Theatre, Chicago, IL (RESCHEDULED FROM AUGUST 11-23, 2020)
Regional / Amateur Productions
The status of all productions listed below is currently being determined by contacting the organizers; a listing not being struck through does not mean that a postponement or cancellation has not occurred or is imminent. Watch this space for further updates!

March 19-21: Newton South High School, Newton, MA (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)
March 20-April 5: Rockaway Theatre Company (Post Theater), Far Rockaway, NY (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)
March 26-28: Gaither High School Auditorium, Tampa, FL (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)
March 26-29: Colonel Theatre Company (William Fleming High School), Roanoke, VA (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)

April 8-11: The Stage Door Theater (Electric Theater), St. George, UT (corrected from TMC listing of April 9-13) (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)
April 10-25: GhostLight Productions, Sequim, WA (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)
April 16-19: York Drama Club (Baker Auditorium, York High School), Elmhurst, IL (SCHOOL CLOSED AS OF MARCH 31, 2020, DETAILS TBD)
April 30-May 2: B'DAT Mainstage (New Beacon Theatre, Beacon School), New York, NY (SCHOOL CLOSED AS OF MARCH 19, 2020, DETAILS TBD)

May 1-17: Fauquier Community Theatre, Warrenton, VA ("ALL [...] SHOWS AND REHEARSALS ARE ON HOLD AS OF MARCH 16, 2020")
May 8-9: PAW (West Boylston Middle/High School), West Boylston, MA (SCHOOL CLOSED AS OF MARCH 16, 2020, DETAILS TBD)
May 8-31: Theatre 29!, Twentynine Palms, CA (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)
May 22-24: Shepherd Hill Regional High School Choirs (Shepherd Hill Auditorium), Dudley, MA (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)

June 4-14: Timber Lake Playhouse, Mount Carroll, IL
June 11-13: DU Prison Arts Initiative (Fremont Correctional Facility), Denver, CO (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)
June 11-21: Sumter Little Theatre, Sumter, SC (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 28-JUNE 7)
June 12-21: St. Agnes Catholic Church (The AMP at Sam Michael's Park), Shepherdstown, WV
June 18-21: Amelia Musical Playhouse, Fernandina Beach, FL (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 2-4)
June 19-28: Adaire Theatre, Pulaski, VA

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

August 8-9: Standing Room Only Theater Company (Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center), Poughkeepsie, NY

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

November 5-8: Bishop Hartley High School, Columbus, OH
January 8-24: Vero Beach Theatre Guild, Vero Beach, FL (RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 11-29, 2020)

February 12-14: Kankakee Valley Theatre, Kankakee, IL

April 30-May 23: Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI

May 28-29: Players on Air, Inc., Westminster, MD

November 12-21: Decatur Underground Theater Company, Decatur, IL
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.

All screenings previously listed below are in the process of being rescheduled; as new dates arrive for the Marcus Majestic Cinema in Brookfield, Wisconsin, and the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge, IL, they will be posted. At this point, all new dates remain tentative, pending further COVID-19-related developments. Watch this space for further updates!

August 23: Regent Theatre, Arlington, MA (also featuring Yvonne Elliman) (RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 4-5)

Canada

Professional Productions
None to announce at this time! Please watch this space for further details.
Regional / Amateur Productions
The status of all productions listed below is currently being determined by contacting the organizers; a listing not being struck through does not mean that a postponement or cancellation has not occurred or is imminent. Watch this space for further updates!

April 9-25: Schmooze Productions (Harbour City Theatre), Nanaimo, Vancouver, BC (corrected from TMC listing of April 9-May 2) (PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)

May 14-17: St. Joseph's Stage Prophets (Festival Theatre), Wolfville, NS (POSTPONED TO SPRING 2021, NEW DATES AND VENUE TO BE ANNOUNCED)

June 18-20: Ubique Arte (Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Centre for the Arts), Kelowna, BC (VENUE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AS OF MARCH 18, 2020; PRODUCTION POSTPONED, TO BE RESCHEDULED)

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.

The performances originally scheduled for April 9-11, 2020 at Centro Cultural Teatro I in Mexico City are being rescheduled. Tickets will be honored at a later date.
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.