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    "Jesus Christ Superstar" has been on Broadway and in the movies, and has been seen by millions since its creation in 1970 by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice. Next Friday, on Easter weekend, the same weekend that the rock opera has its setting, it will be performed at The Rudyard Kipling by local musicians. 

    "Jesus Christ Superstar," which tells the story of the last few days of Jesus's life as well as his resurrection, will be performed at The Rudyard Kipling on April 3-4. Friday's performance starts at 9 p.m. and Saturday's performance begins at 8 p.m. Next weekend's performance includes only the music. It is not a theatrical performance. 

    What makes this event interesting is it is such a collaboration by many local musicians. The list of musicians taking part is long and includes Brigid Kaelin, Cheyenne Mize, Chris Rodahaffer, Dan Canon, Peter Searcy, Ray Rizzo, the group Black Birds of Paradise, and many more. Also involved is Spettra which is provide visual art for the performance. 

    There is an open choir rehearsal for interested audience members that will take place one hour before showtime each night. 

    Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here. Both nights of the performance are presented by Motherlodge Live Arts Exchange

    To entice you, here is one song from the 1973 "Jesus Christ Superstar" film: 

    Photo courtesy of Music of Jesus Christ Superstar's Facebook event page. 

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    About Will Ford

    Covering Louisville music like it's the 6 o' clock news. I've covered Forecastle, Louder Than Life, Moontower, Starry Nights, and Louisville music news for 3 years. Follow me @parasiticnoise

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