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Jesus Christ Superstar

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Siggi Ragnar

After finding surprise success with their 1970 concept album Jesus Christ Superstar, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice developed the rock opera into a spirited Broadway production based loosely on the last week of Christ’s life. Sung through in slang-infused show tunes — including the groovy “What’s the Buzz,” title track “Superstar” and torch ballad “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” — the groundbreaking musical presents Christ as something of a celebrity sell-out while shining a forgiving light on his betrayer Judas Iscariot. Rick Sanchez directs The Playhouse’s production. $12-$30, 8pm Fri-Sat, 3pm Sun, The Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby Pl., (210) 733-7258, theplayhousesa.org. — BR

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