ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is excited to announce their third production of the 2021-2022 season - Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
Directed by ACT of CT’s Grammy-nominated Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will be the theater’s largest production to date, and will star some incredible Broadway talent.
This timeless rock opera follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. This iconic rock score contains such well-known songs as “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a true global phenomenon that has been wowing audiences for 50 years.
ACT of CT’s Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine says, “Our production will be unlike any other JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR that you have ever seen. I’ve worked on many productions of this show, including the 2000 Tony Nominated Broadway revival, and I believe that our upcoming version will be one of the best yet!”
ACT of CT’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will star Tony-nominated Caitlin Kinnunen as Mary, Brett Stoelker as Jesus, Avionce Hoyles as Judas, and will feature Chris Balestriere, Corinne Broadbent, Reggie Bromell, Susie Carroll, Ben Cherington, Randy Donaldson, Courtney Long, Marlena Hilderly Lopez, Kelly MacMillan, Michael McGuirk, Val Moranto, Ariel Neydavoud, Andrew Stevens Purdy, Isaac Ryckeghem, Sonya Venugopal, Cole Wachman, and Caitlin Witty.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (CATS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) and lyrics by Tim Rice (AIDA, Disney’s THE LION KING). The ACT of CT production will be directed ACT of CT’s Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine, with choreography by Sara Brians, music direction by Jeffrey Campos, music supervision by ACT of CT’s Grammy-nominated Bryan Perri, scenic design by Jack Mehler, costume design by Claudia Stefany, and lighting design by Penny Jacobus.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will run from Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, April 17, 2022 only, with a special opening night performance and pre-show reception on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Performances are: Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 8pm, Sundays at 2pm; with additional performances on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 2pm and Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 7pm.
ACT of CT’s special Sensory Friendly performance of the show will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 2pm (please call or email the box office for more details about this special performance which is not on sale to the general public).
To purchase tickets for all performances please visit actofct.org or call the box office at (475) 215-5497. Senior / Student and Group pricing is available. For more information about ACT of CT, ticket and annual subscription sales, spring and summer education programs, sponsor/donor opportunities, ACT of CT’s Audience Access program, and other theatre-related news and announcements, visit actofct.org
The remainder of ACT of CT’s 2021-2022 Season includes the new musical NICKEL MINES (January 20 – January 30, 2022), JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (March 24 – April 17, 2022) and RENT (May 26 – June 19, 2022).
Season Subscriptions are available for the remaining three productions. Click here for more information on Season Subscriptions.
About ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut
ACT of CT’s mission is to elevate the level of entertainment in Fairfield County and to foster a sense of community through the arts by producing exceptional theater and encouraging an environment of inclusivity and artistic excellence. ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) professional theatre located in Ridgefield, CT. Founded in 2018 by Katie Diamond, Daniel C. Levine and Bryan Perri, and along with the more recent addition of R. Erin Craig, ACT of CT presents limited engagement runs of well-known musicals, as well as world-premiere productions by the next generation of writers and composers. In addition to fully produced mainstage productions, ACT of CT’s programing also includes a New Works Series, a Broadway Unplugged Series, and an extensive theater education program. With its 182 seats and turntable stage, the theater offers an intimate, unique, and immersive theatrical experience for its patrons. Given the proximity to New York City, ACT of CT has access to top theatre talent and professionals. In just three seasons, ACT of CT become one of the most well-known and highly respected regional theatres in the area, and received a Grammy nomination for Best Musical Theater Album for the cast album of their 2021 production of Stephen Schwartz’s "Snapshots". ACT of CT is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to inspiring, creating, and nurturing a culturally diverse and equitable environment for its staff, creative teams, cast, musicians, crew members, and audiences. ACT of CT does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. ACT of CT is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining an inclusive and discrimination-free environment.
ACT of CT is located at 36 Old Quarry Road, in the beautiful village of Ridgefield, CT. Visit actofct.org for more information.