County Players Presents Jesus Christ Superstar

Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opens May 1

Stephen J. Tirch III as Pontius Pilate and Matt Rowe as Jesus of Nazareth

Stephen J. Tirch III as Pontius Pilate and Matt Rowe as Jesus of Nazareth

County Players closes its 57th season with the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, which debuts on Friday, May 1, at 8 p.m. This first rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, created as a concept album at the end of the ’60s, has at its center a social and political rebel.

Jesus’ meteoric rise provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal.

David J. Ringwood directs this popular rock opera with music direction by Becky Clina and choreography by Shawn Schorno.

Subsequent performances will be May 2, 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. and May 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $19 for seniors/children under 12. Call the box office at 845-298-1491 for reservations or order tickets online at County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main St. in Wappingers Falls.

Photo by Harold Bonacquist

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