Too Much Heaven on Their Minds

By Timothy R Butler | Posted at 5:03 AM

Always hoped that I'd be an apostle.
Knew that I would make it if I tried.
Then when we retire, we can write the Gospels,
So they'll still talk about us when we've died.

—The Disciples

Tonight, I had the pleasure of seeing a production in the 87th season of the Muny, the United States' largest and oldest outdoor theater: Andrew Lloyd Weber's Jesus Christ Superstar. Wow. It was, well, spectacular. The actors playing Jesus and Judas were absolutely amazing (especially Judas). Mary Magadeline also gave a stellar perfomance. And then there was Herod…

I was a bit afraid the show wouldn't make it all the way through; it started raining about two-thirds of the way through the first act. Fortunately, the rain stopped shortly thereafter and the weather cooperated the rest of the time. I'll write some of my thoughts on the show itself tomorrow.


Re: Too Much Heaven on Their Minds
OH MAN! Why didn't you go on Saturday? That is when Pressed and I are going. Jesus Christ Superstar is probably my favorite musical. This will be the third time that I have seen it. Now is this a local production or is it some touring company?
Posted by Christopher - Jul 15, 2005 | 12:15 PM

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I wish I'd be there tomorrow! Any chance you'll be at the Monday showing of MAME in a couple of weeks? As I understand it, it was a local production, but the lead and several of the other key actors were apparently in the latest national tour.
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jul 16, 2005 | 3:54 AM

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What's the buzz, tell me whats a happening, what's the buzz, tell me whats a happening....... WHY should you want to know.... sorry, I have about every Jesus Christ Superstar song going through my head right now. Can't wait for tonight!!! :grin:
Posted by Pressed - Jul 16, 2005 | 4:54 PM

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Have fun, both of you! :D
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jul 16, 2005 | 8:29 PM

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I went also to see it with them.
Posted by Michael Morgan - Jul 18, 2005 | 1:38 AM

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How'd you like it, Michael?
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jul 19, 2005 | 5:30 AM

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I saw it at the Fox in May of last year. I think it was May. Any way I liked the one at the Fox better it could have been the heat and the distractions of being outside.
Posted by Michael Morgan - Jul 22, 2005 | 3:25 AM

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Yeah, the heat could almost ruin it by itself. I'm not looking forward to braving the heat for MAME on Monday. :???:
Posted by Timothy R. Butler - Jul 22, 2005 | 10:23 PM

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