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Jesus Christ Superstar Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 162

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3.0 star rating S hansson from Vancouver, British Columbia

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Not My favorite. as many have said, it was very difficult to make out the words. i have been to the QE enough to know it is not the acoustics of the venue. We were a group of five and I had the most positive view, they really did not like it. The major songs did not have the passion behind them that Andrew Lloyd Webber's usually have. The ending was blah. I did enjoy parts of it a lot= there was a lot of humour (although it felt a bit odd to laugh at times. The romans, and herod, Pilot -all great. The leads were very good. just missed some mark and left you wanting. I agree the glitter was weird.

3.0 star rating J. McClure from Houston, Texas

JSC HOUSTON 2023

I would give it 3 1/2 stars but that's not an option. I have seen this play about a dozen times including in New York City back in 2012. Music was great. Dancing was great. Singing was average (a few characters were great). My daughter and I both agreed the guitars by both JSC & Peter were not necessary and the use of microphones with stands was really weird since musicals have been using headsets for years now. Stage / props were below average

3.0 star rating Regina from Tulsa, Oklahoma

DISAPPOINTED

There were highs and lows. If I didn’t already know the story line, I would not have been able to follow because the music was so loud you couldn’t make out what the singers were singing on most of the songs. The dancers were good though. The ending was not what I expected.

3.0 star rating Brian from Bozeman, Montana

AMAZING PERFORMANCE - TERRIBLE SOUND QUALITY

So disappointing to (almost) hear such a talent group of actors and musicians in an amazing production of Jesus Christ Superstar. The sound was underwhelming. We all strained to hear their amazing voices. At the same time, I am not sure if it was the tom toms on the drums or an actual bongo player, but whatever it was drowned out the rest of the performance - like watching JCSS in a construction site. So disappointing. All that work ruined by a lousy sound engineer. PLEASE fix it. And bring up the volume just a bit, please - especially on your amazing vocalists. The whole thing lacked .... energy.... (except the energetic bongos....). Amateur sound - ruined an otherwise great night.

3.0 star rating Joshua hokkanen from Denver, Colorado

MEEH

Joshua bess as jesus there were times where his voice was lost cut vilal notes short then hit a long note seem to sing like Justin Timberlake not a rock star disappointed judas was good Mary has a voice but lacked the emotion the role needed . Barabas was good herod shined and pilot were high points not the greatest birthday

3.0 star rating Active Theater Goer and Performer from Tampa, Florida

A PASSION PLAY REVIEW: A MIXED BAG OF PERFORMANCES

The portrayal of Mary left much to be desired. Her rendition of "I Don't Know How to Love Him" felt lackluster and disconnected, resembling more of a high school production than a poignant moment of introspection. We yearned for depth and emotion, something to capture the essence of Mary's struggle. Similarly, Jesus's character fell short. An androgynistic man, his portrayal lacked the intensity that the role demands. His soft singing voice and timid demeanor failed to evoke the power of the iconic figure he represented. The dancers were a bright spot yet, the director missed an opportunity by not allowing the intense physical contact showing the desperate seeking healing from Jesus. As the story unfolded and Judas betrayed Jesus, we witnessed a glimmer of improvement in Jesus's demeanor. Yet, it wasn't enough to fully convince us of his conviction. Judas, on the other hand, delivered a spirited performance that resonated with authenticity. We enjoyed the show, yet it fell shor.

3.0 star rating Anthony B from York

IT WAS JUST OK

It was a decent production, but both Jesus and Judas' voices seemed strained at times and there was a great deal of wasted movement. Jesus kept picking up his guitar and putting it down at the beginning of the show and quite a bit of the staging seemed too busy and distracting. The staging of the high priests, however, was well done.

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