The cast of the URP production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Photo by Robert Sondergaard.
The cast of the URP production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Photo by Robert Sondergaard.

Since the 1970 now-classic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar first appeared on Broadway there have been dozens of stage productions, concert performances, film and television adaptations, including a heavy metal version in Chile.

No strangers to the show, having presented Jesus Christ Superstar twice before, the URP production will be all new, featuring gender-blind casting in which the roles of Judas, Pilate, and Herod are played by women.

Vancouver Presents was live at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre on tech day as the company of Jesus Christ Superstar prepared for opening night.

Jesus Christ Superstar plays Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver) October 31 – November 4. Visit http://centennialtheatre.com for tickets and information.