Albuquerque Civic Light Opera, NM

Salvation, Sex and Spandex

“The phenomenon of Andrew Lloyd Webber's controversial rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar exploded at Popejoy Hall last Friday to a sold-out, screaming, clapping, shouting audience and a spontaneous standing ovation. The superlative choreography and direction of Gary John La Rosa with the onstage charisma of leads…enthralled, enlightened, and entertained. This ACLOA staging maintains the Webber tradition of 'feasts for the eyes' through exquisite sets, colorful costumes and strong ensemble dance numbers.”

“Regardless of personal feelings about the icon of Western religion, the candle processional in Act One and the flogging in Act Two will not fail to move the most jaded, while the over-the-top camp of King Herod will force the most reverent among you to laugh. This is truly the 'live' must-see of the summer.”

J.M. de Biasi – Albuquerque Weekly Alibi

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