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Jesus Christ Superstar marks golden anniversary at Gallo
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Celebrating its 50th anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon Jesus Christ Superstar returns to the stage and on tour to the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto this month.

Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.

Shows are scheduled at 7 p.m. both Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 17 and 18 in the Mary Stuart Rogers Theater at the Gallo, 1000 I St., Modesto. Ticket prices range from $59 to $129.

With lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.

Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday noon to 6 p.m.; and two hours before each performance.