Come to Governors State University’s Southland Area Theatre Ensemble in “Jesus Christ Superstar” January 25-27, and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Inn Suites Midway Hotel!
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, “Jesus Christ Superstar” is a timeless work set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events. Witness the last seven days of Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot in this 1970 rock opera. Concerned that Jesus’ followers will be perceived as a threat to the occupying Roman Empire, Judas betrays Jesus with a kiss at the Garden of Gethsemane for 30 pieces of silver. Jesus is arrested and condemned to death on the cross.
Jesus Christ Superstar debuted as a concept album in 1970 and has been playing continuously around the world ever since. Stage and film adaptations followed. Fans may have forgotten how controversial was the album at first, with its raucous songs and neglecting to portray the resurrection. Even the famous Stratford Shakespeare Festival got in the act with a 2011 production, the version of which once again made the rounds of major theatres across the world.
Governors State University is located at 1 University Parkway in University Park, Illinois. For tickets, go online to https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=a381dfd83733dde5d51b36652a566e7c&vqitq=3c57f6cf-b8b0-49fc-8b01-c50f6ef19101&vqitp=b3497ca9-9d9a-4e9c-8957-fc90c49734f0&vqitts=1544219476&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=eecc119a5539643d4c44be407cb453c7 and follow the prompts.
The Best Western Inn Suites Midway Hotel, just minutes away from the Jesus Christ Superstar production at Governors State University, offers affordable guest rooms, free breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub and a fitness center. Special AAA rates are available. Call the property direct at (708) 497-3000.