Staring role for Jesus

JESUS Christ is coming to the Ipswich Regent and he is causing a real song and dance with the Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society.Their latest production, Jesus Christ Superstar, is once again an amateur premiere for the region and they are hoping it will follow in the footsteps of past productions like Evita, which scooped NODA's Eastern area best production shield.

JESUS Christ is coming to the Ipswich Regent and he is causing a real song and dance with the Ipswich Operatic and Dramatic Society.

Their latest production, Jesus Christ Superstar, is once again an amateur premiere for the region and they are hoping it will follow in the footsteps of past productions like Evita, which scooped NODA's Eastern area best production shield. Their autumn production of Barry Manilow's Copacabana was a close runner-up.

Superstar, owned by the Really Useful Group, tells the story of Jesus' last seven days on earth. From his entry into Jerusalem to his crucifixion as seen through the eyes of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot.

"We are really looking forward to this and hope that it will be as successful as previous productions," said publicity manager Shaun Whymark.


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"It is wonderful that once again we can bring together the cream of local talent to the stage and bring Ipswich yet another amateur premiere.

"Everything is going very well at the moment and hopefully we will have a show to remember," he added.

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Famed for its fantastic music, which blends fierce rock and heart-rending ballads from Andrew Lloyd Webber and the poignant lyrics of Tim Rice, it is an unforgettable score, which brings to life the story that has been told for hundreds of years.

The lead roles of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Judas Iscariot are played by, Jonathan Mudd, Samantha Horsfield and Roger Jackaman respectively.

And once again Jeremy Tustin will be directing with Alan Humphrey back at the helm as musical director.

Performances will be from April 9 to 12 with a Saturday matinee.

For more information and to buy tickets call the Regent box office on Ipswich 433100.

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