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Jesus Christ Superstar
“Jesus Christ Superstar,” the famed rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, is being presented through Sunday, June 7 at the National Theatre with a cast of renowned stars of the Panamanian stage.
Leonte Bordanea, the well-loved actor, singer and composer, plays Jesus; Manuel Corredera stars as Judas Iscariot along with Janelle Davidson, who plays Mary Magdalene. Any Tovar, Manuel Arauz and Nilena Zisópulos make special appearances.
The show’s producers are Gina de Cochez and Janelle Davidson.
Since its inception on Broadway in the 1970s, “Jesus Christ Superstar” has been considered an American classic. The show returns to the country a decade after its last staging.
The work covers the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, beginning with his preparations for his triumphant arrival in Jerusalem and ending with his crucifixion. The subject of resurrection is avoided so as to not raise theological debates.
This version of the play is a modern interpretation that seeks to explore how the story of Jesus Christ would take place when set in today’s world.