Elevator Thoughts (aka Tweet): Jesus Christ Superstar musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber w/ Reboot Theatre Company at Theatre Off Jackson. Novel modernized production w/ a cool TV-driven set. Sweet harmony from the energetic inclusively-cast ensemble. Pleasantly surprised there was a tap dance number. Favorite actors were Herod, Annas, & Pilate. #Jesus #Christ #JesusChristSuperstar #JesusChrist #theatre
Synopsis from the Theatre: Don’t miss our high octane heavenly production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR! We’re excited to continue our reputation for new interpretations of established musicals and long history of inclusive with this rockin’ fan favorite, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR focuses on the personal relationships between Jesus, Mary, and Judas, and examines the highs and lows of stardom, fanaticism, and mob justice.
Reviewed Performance Date: 11/4/22 Evening
World Premiere: No
Live Band: Yes
Recommendation: See it! Especially if you like inclusive casting.
Would I See It Again 3 Years from Now?: Yes
Rating (Out of 5 Stars): 4.5 stars
Equity Actors: Zero but don’t let that steer you away from this production.
- Background vocals on namesake signature song “Superstar” needed more volume or energy.
- While I appreciate the gender inclusive casting that Reboot Theatre is known for, I wish they would (or could?) transpose songs sung by the opposite gender of what the composer wrote it for. Often times, performers were singing at the lower end of their range and the audience either can’t hear it or it just doesn’t sound good.
- I loved how Noel Pederson portrayed Annas as a stern, cold, calculating corporate suit well on her way to eventually shatter the glass ceiling!
Theatre Company : Reboot Theatre Company
Venue: Theatre Off Jackson
Venue Physical Address: 409 7th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Price: Cheap w/ inclusive pricing options
Dates: November 4-19, 2022
Seating: General Admission
Parking: Paid street parking is available north of the theatre on the hill close to the park. I think there might be free street parking east of the theatre on Jackson starting under the bridge. There’s also paid parking lots nearby as well.
Cast and Production Team: Under the video and pictures.
Other Video +/- Pictures: Photography in video and under video are by Colin Madison Photography.
@showsiveseen "Jesus Christ Superstar" #musical by @officialalw w/ Reboot Theatre Company at Theatre Off Jackson. Novel modernized production w/ a cool TV-driven set. Sweet harmony from the energetic inclusively-cast ensemble. Pleasantly suprised there was a tap dance number. Favorite actors were Herod, Annas, & Pilate. Review & Photo Credit: showsiveseen.com/1921 #Jesus #Christ #JesusChristSuperstar #JesusChrist #theatre #AndrewLloydWebber ♬ Superstar – Andrew Lloyd Webber & "Jesus Christ Superstar" 1996 London Cast & Zubin Varla
|Jesus||William Douglas Johnson|
|Judas||Shana E. Emile|
|Herod||Natalie Anne Moe|
|Mary||Jordyn Day Palmer|
Jacqueline Tardanico (Jesus/Judas/Mary Understudy)
|Conductor/Keyboard 1||Sam Peters|
|Keyboard 2||William Bryant|
Jenny Nguyen (Alternate)
|Musical Director||Sam Peters|
|Stage Manager||Meredith Zandi|
|Associate Director||Mandy Rose Nichols|
|Lighting Design||Carolina Johnson|
|Costume Design||Janelle Kimbrough|
|Video Engineer||Laser Volcanoes: Grant Boling, Andrew Croll|
|Video Graphics and Poster Design||Noel Pederson|
|QLab Programming||Brendan Mack|
|Props Design||Jessamyn Bateman-Iino|
|Sound Design||Sandra Huezo-Menjivar|
|A/V Installation||Bruce Hart|
|Production Manager||Scot Charles Anderson|
|Artist Liaison||Wei Low|
|Dance Captain||Mariesa Genzale|
|Tap Dance Captain||Meredith Zandi|
|Fight Captain||David Breyman|
|Composer||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|Executive Director (TOJ)||Patti West|
|Business Manager (TOJ)||Karen Shay|
|Technical Liaison (TOJ)||Catriona Urquhart|
|Technical/Production Coordinator (TOJ)||Frank Phillips|
|Front of House Manager (TOJ)||Tim Crist|