Jesus Christ Superstar, the first rock opera and groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by the legendary writing team of Sir Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, comes to the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre for the first time. Rice and Webber created a new kind of Jesus, a prophet/rock star whose appeal stems as much from the crowd's energy as from his own inspirational message. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship.
Set in two acts, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the emotionally charged story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Propelled by a vibrant score, with turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar captivates audiences with its transcendent power and a passion piercing straight to the heart.