Ongoing: Jesus Christ Superstar

October 10, 2012, 12:09 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 7:12 PM
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A rockin’ musical has been hitting high notes at the Palace Theater. Jesus Christ Superstar continues its second week run on October 12 and 13 at 7 p.m.

This Broadway musical was first staged in 1971, became a movie in 1973 and was made into a television film in 2000. The story is loosely based on Jesus in his last week of life.

Andrew Lloyd Webber created this rock opera with Tim Rice at the lyrical helm. The rock opera combination continues to be magic 40 years later with three Broadway revivals.

Here in Hawai’i, familiar names surface to take part in this fun-filled musical. Clay Callaway directs, with Quack Moore as musical director and Lina Manning as choreographer.

Contemporary and symbolic rendering of power struggles, politics and psychology is played with passion with a local cast.


A live orchestra creates a beautifully full sound in the favorably acoustic surrounds of the Palace Theater.

The Palace Theater. Courtesy photo.


Tickets are $15 general in advance and $20 at the door. They can be purchased at the box office from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the week.

The musical continues on October 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., October 14 at 2:30 p.m., and October 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. with a final performance on October 21 at 2:30 p.m.

The historic Palace Theater is located at 38 Haili Street in Hilo. For more information visit or call 808-934-7010.

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