WMU News

Superstar comes to Miller Auditorium for seven shows

Jan. 30, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Audiences in West Michigan will have a chance to see the brand new production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" when it comes to Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University for seven performances Feb. 5-9.

Performance are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 5-6; 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8; and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. Regular ticket prices range from $20 to $45 depending on seat location. For more information or to order tickets, call (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, order online at <www.millerauditorium.com>, or visit the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office downtown.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" is packed with hit songs including "I Don't Know How To Love Him," "Could We Start Again Please," and of course, "Superstar." Fierce rock rhythms, chunky power chords, pulsating tension along with heart searing ballads all combine in Andrew Lloyd Webber's haunting and unforgettable score.

Starring Carl Anderson as Judas and Sebastian Bach as Jesus, the new production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" is enthusiastically endorsed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. When "Jesus Christ Superstar" first exploded onto the West End stage in 1972, it was clear that the musical world would never be the same again. Thirty years later, this astonishing musical is back as fresh and gripping as ever, proving that no musical since has been able to touch audiences with quite the same impact or emotional intensity.

"Jesus Christ Superstar" at Miller Auditorium is sponsored by Ethan Allen, Coca-Cola, WRKR and WOTV Channel 41.

Media contact: Krista Iles, 269 387-2298, krista.iles@wmich.edu

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