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Put your questions to Rob Mills, Alinta Chidzey and Zoy Frangos in Ticketmaster's live Facebook stream.
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar first exploded onto the stage in 1971, and now it’s coming to Melbourne’s State Theatre with a star-studded cast.
Opening for a limited two-week run at Arts Centre Melbourne’s much-loved theatre, the upcoming production will star Rob Mills (Ghost, Wicked), Alinta Chidzey (Show Boat, Curtains) and Zoy Frangos (Les Misérables, South Pacific).
The Production Company brings this iconic story to Melbourne theatre lovers with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s synonymous score, featuring Jesus Christ Superstar, Heaven On Their Minds, What’s the Buzz?, and Mary Magdalene’s Everything’s Alright and I Don’t Know How to Love Him.
The story itself is based on the last week of Jesus’ life, highlighting the political struggles between Jesus and Judas.
Ahead of the show’s opening on 29 July, we’ll be live streaming from behind the scenes tomorrow (Wednesday 19 July) from 6pm (AEST).
Put your questions to the stars – Rob, Alinta and Zoy – ahead of our live Facebook Q&A. Head to our Facebook page and comment with your question.
What can you tell us about your title role in Jesus Christ Superstar?
“I am extremely grateful to have been cast in this role. Big sandals to fill is an understatement. Although a sung-through rock musical, it is the text that really sets this show apart from the rest; the telling of Jesus, the man and his rise and fall in his last days on earth.”
There are some amazing songs in the production, do you have a favourite and why?
“I really love The Last Supper, the music is the ritual, the clever lyrics and the betrayal of Judas. It’s a really powerful moment in the show.”
What do you think makes the show such a ‘rock masterpiece’?
“The score is brilliantly written which shows off the young casts’ unbridled enthusiasm. [Also] the two lead electric guitars and the amount of high ‘rock’ belts from Jesus and Judas!”
And your brilliant co-stars, what can you tell us about them?
“Zoy Frangos is a bloody star as Judas, we’ve developed a bromance..! Michael Cormick (theatre royalty) is simply marvelous as Pilate, menacing and scared all at the same time. Trevor will bring the house down with Herod’s Song. Alinta [Chidzey] is heavenly. A great, fun cast who will portray a very powerful story, told like never before.”
You’ll be joining us for a Facebook Live event ahead of Opening Night, and we’re letting fans ask questions…what’s the strangest thing you’ve ever been asked?
“Nothing really. Bring on the strange! I’m an ‘open book’.”
Join us for our live Q&A tomorrow (Wednesday 19 July) from 6pm (AEST) on Facebook.