Celebrating 50 years as one of theater’s most iconic productions, Jesus Christ Superstar got a little refurbishing to help celebrate its anniversary. The new production arriving in Spokane Nov. 20 was reinvented in London a couple years ago by director Timothy Sheader to give the familiar tale recounting the last weeks of Jesus Christ’s life, as seen through the eyes of Judas, a modern twist while celebrating the legendary soundtrack full of songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. This version won a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, and while its themes and plot remain the same, seeing an updated take on this timeless story should be a thrill for folks who have seen past productions.
Nov. 20-24: Wed-Fri at 7:30 pm, Sat at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, Sun at 1 pm and 6 pm • $60-$115 • First Interstate Center for the Arts • 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • broadwayspokane.com • 279-7000
— Dan Nailen