Big Noise Theatre Company is proud to open its 2012-13 season with the engaging rock-opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, opening September 28th and playing weekends through October 21, 2012. Performances will be held at Prairie Lakes Theatre in Des Plaines, IL. The production is directed by Stacey Flaster, and Robert Deason returns to Big Noise as the show’s music director.
Based on a concept album project written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR tells the story of the final 7 days in the life of Jesus Christ through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot. The show is a musical theater staple, having just been revived recently on Broadway.
Big Noise’s production stars Jonathan Lee Cunningham* (Schaumburg) in the title role, with Roy Brown of (Prospect Heights) playing Judas and Lauren Paris (Chicago) as Mary. The production features Mike Weaver (Glencoe) as Pilate, Ken Rubenstein (Chicago) as Caiaphas, Saja Blevins (Streamwood) as Annas, Nick Bailey (Rolling Meadows) as Peter, Tommy Bullington (Chicago) as Herod and Jeremy Sonkin (Chicago) as Simon. Appearing as apostles, ensemble and priests are Matthias Austin (Wheaton), Christie Burgess (Wheeling), Danielle Davis (Chicago), Danae Ervin (Chicago), Mary Franke (Chicago), Michael Graf (Arlington Heights), David Hathaway (Chicago), Dwyane Johnson (Indiana), Rusty Koenig (Chicago), Kyle Kuhlman (Chicago), Steve Malone (Chicago), Reid O’Connell (New Lenox), Ashley Preston (Chicago), Patrick Stengle (Chicago) Carrie Weis (Schaumburg), Brent Walker (Chicago), David Whitlock (Northbrook) and Crystal Corinne Wood (Chicago).
*The actor appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.
Tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors/students, and can be ordered by calling 847-604-0275 or online at www.bignoise.org.