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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: 156

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1.0 star rating Vanessa A. from Chicago, Illinois

HORRIBLE MUSIC & SINGING

This production was awful from start to finish. Siniging all the way through with no dialogue. To follow the story sub-titles would have helped because you couldn't understand what they were singing. The music in general was unappealing and the story was a 60% about Judas and 40% about Jesus. The orchestra was on stage and often overwhelmed the singers. The actual acting was sub par and it's the first time after seeing many theater productions, some good and some bad that I felt I would actually like my money back. Gotta give credit though to the dancers who worked their buts off but still nothing could save this production.

1.0 star rating Jim from Chicago, Illinois

CHICAGO PRODUCTION - JUL 23 2022

What a terrible experience. 90 minutes of over-amplified music and inaudible lyrics. We could not understand any of lyrics from jesus or judas… so we still have no idea what story was being muffed out by the band. not sure how anyone could understand the story or what was being screamed into the mics by the cast. Was really looking forward to this , but it’s a terrible terrible terrible production. Avoid it at all costs. Don't waste you money or your time on this one

1.0 star rating Frank from Calgary, Alberta

SUPERSTAR, NOT SO SUPER

I have been a Broadway subscriber for a very long time here in Calgary. This was the worst show ever put on here. The main male singers (which is the bulk of the show)all did not anunciate their words and thus the story was not told. Also, on several occasions, microphones where turn on after a new singer had begun singing. The overall production was frankly awful. I left the auditorium very disappointed.

1.0 star rating Megan Marie from Vancouver, British Columbia

I LEFT EARLY

Awful. Save your money. Didn't know who a single person was. Couldn't understand the lyrics unless one person was singing solo. I actually am angry I paid good money to see this, I felt like I was watching a school production at best. It was so so so bad. The singing was just constant screeching. If you don't know the story, like myself, you will be totally lost, which I was. I left early because I figured I may as well go home and get the dogs out, better use of my time than listening to that chaotic noise.

1.0 star rating Cheri from Vancouver, British Columbia

DIRECTOR SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED ON DAY ONE. TERRIBLE.

I can’t believe that Producers let this show tour like this. One of the worst I’ve ever seen. “Tell me what is happening?” indeed. The lead cast had to use microphones (some with stands, some with trailing cords – seriously?) It was just terrible. It totally removed any hope of connection between Jesus and “his” people, as he was singing behind a mic stand half the time. And the appalling choice of waving a DRILL(!) in the air before “nailing” a suffering Jesus’s hands to the cross – was this a time for comedy?? I couldn’t believe it. The choreography was too…I don’t even know what. The story line was impossible to follow. There was some medicine voodoo woman dancing around the whole show; Judas was difficult to understand; Mary had little to no emotion. Jesus pulled off some lovely audience connection at the end - which was a relief. But I don’t blame the cast for any of it. Almost any issues could have been fixed by a good director. This one needs to find a different job.

1.0 star rating Katherine from Cincinnati, Ohio

SUB-PAR

Had there been an intermission I would have left. From Jesus’ man-bun, the shrieking versus singing to the unconvincing Jesus and Mary Magdalene not even knowing Jesus, much less knowing how to love him, this was the worst production I have ever seen at Cincinnati Aronoff. The hand-held microphones with attached wires that almost tripped the actors was very distracting, but not as distracting as Jesus walking around with a guitar, removing it, putting it down, putting it back around his neck throughout the show without playing it!

1.0 star rating from New Orleans, Louisiana

WORST JCSS EVER

Singers were great. Seriously. Beautiful singing. That’s it. Everything else was bad.

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