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June 22, 2017 | 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. View Recurrence Dates
Category: Other
Location: New Center Park
2998 W Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free
Occurring: Daily until June, 25th 2017 View Recurrence Dates
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent '60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus' meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score (Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice), by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

For more information about this event, please contact Midtown Detroit Inc at 313-420-6000 or info@midtowndetroitinc.org.