MY DAY: Jesus Christ Superstar – the 2012 Arena Tour


Tomorrow, Friday, I will be flying in a small plane to visit Frank Loyd Wright’s, Fallingwater. Later that evening, I will attend Wright State University theater department’s production, Harvey. Saturday morning I will leave Dayton to spend the day with a good friend, and attend the theater production of the show I’ve wanted to see for many years.

This morning, I thought I would already set my fun weekend into motion by watching my newly received video, Jesus Christ Superstar – the 2012 Arena Tour.

A fantastic production.

MV5BMTgyNzg0NTI3OV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTA4NTAzMQ@@._V1_SY317_CR5,0,214,317_I’m not a big fan of the early 70s movie of this musical, but I do like the one that was taped in 2001, starring Glenn Carter is Christ, and Jerome Praden as Judas. In this production, the Pharisees and Jewish priests are portrayed like a bike gang, wearing black leather. Very intense.

Each time I watch Jesus Christ Superstar, or listen to a recording, I am always reminded of what great young talents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Timothy Rice were. It’s been fascinating to realizevhow they’ve matured as artists, and how their work has grown these past 45 years.


About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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