Jesus Christ Superstar – Musical – Reboot Theatre

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

Type: Musical

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.

Rant(s)

  • 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.

Other Rave(s)

  • 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.

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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
William Douglas Johnson (Jesus) and Jordyn Day Palmer (Mary) in Jesus Christ Superstar at Reboot Theatre Company.
The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar at Reboot Theatre Company.
Front: William Douglas Johnson (Jesus) and Shana E. Emile (Judas) with the ensemble of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Reboot Theatre Company.
Shana E. Emile (Judas), William Douglas Johnson (Jesus), and Jordyn Day Palmer (Mary) in Jesus Christ Superstar at Reboot Theatre Company.
The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar at Reboot Theatre Company.
Kiki Werner (Simon), Natalie Moe, Jordyn Day Palmer (Mary), Aaron Jin, Jacqueline Tardanico, and (kneeling) Matthew Reyes (Peter) in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Reboot Theatre Company.
Noel Pederson (Annas), David Breyman (Caiaphas), Mariesa Gonzale, Natalie Moe (Herod), and Aaron Jin in Jesus Christ Superstar at Reboot Theatre Company.
Noel Pederson (Annas), Mariesa Gonzale, Shana E. Emile (Judas), Khane Berry, and David Breyman (Caiaphas) in Jesus Christ Superstar at Reboot Theatre Company.
The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar at Reboot Theatre Company.
RoleName
JesusWilliam Douglas Johnson
CaiaphasDavid Breyman
JudasShana E. Emile
PilateJasmine Joshua
HerodNatalie Anne Moe
MaryJordyn Day Palmer
AnnasNoel Pederson
PeterMatthew Reyes
SimonKristie Werner
SwingJoanna Hardie
Sarah Hooper
EnsembleKhane Berry
Mariesa Genzale
Aaron Jin
Jacqueline Tardanico (Jesus/Judas/Mary Understudy)
Conductor/Keyboard 1Sam Peters
Keyboard 2William Bryant
Jenny Nguyen (Alternate)
BassKendall Crane
GuitarCam Schneider
DrumsScot Sexton
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Director/ChoreographerHarry Turpin
Musical DirectorSam Peters
Stage ManagerMeredith Zandi
Associate DirectorMandy Rose Nichols
Lighting DesignCarolina Johnson
Costume DesignJanelle Kimbrough
Video EngineerLaser Volcanoes: Grant Boling, Andrew Croll
Video Graphics and Poster DesignNoel Pederson
QLab ProgrammingBrendan Mack
Props DesignJessamyn Bateman-Iino
Sound DesignSandra Huezo-Menjivar
A/V InstallationBruce Hart
Production ManagerScot Charles Anderson
Artist LiaisonWei Low
Dance CaptainMariesa Genzale
Tap Dance CaptainMeredith Zandi
Fight CaptainDavid Breyman
ComposerAndrew Lloyd Webber
LyricistTim Rice
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

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