Uphams Corner News
Volume V No 105, 04/30/2015
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Fiddlehead Theatre Presents
"Jesus Christ Superstar"
at the Strand Theatre
April 24 - May 3, 2015

Jesus Christ Superstar at the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner is a "Can't Miss" show that extends Fiddlehead Theatre's reach into experimental theatre with substance and that offers high-quality drama, music and dance to the entire Boston area.  

Running through Sunday, May 3, 2015, the show will change your perspective on life, just a bit, forever.

More than 40 years have passed since the original Jesus Christ Superstar (1972) by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The new-found freedoms of individual thought and expression have reduced the ability for shows like JCS to shock us, or so it would seem.

Fiddlehead Theatre, resident at the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner, concludes their 2014-2015 season with this Tony-Award winning rock opera, directed and costumed by Fiddlehead's Associate Producing Artistic Directory, Stacey Stephens, April 24 - May 3, 2015.

Fiddlehead Theatre Company's staging, singing and dancing creates a JC Superstar which presents a profound story of jealousy, power, intense personal inquiry and audience immersion in the throws of excruciating death. 

Outstanding Performances

The stage set is simple, unlike other Fiddlehead productions where moving crews quickly revision the scene with a new set.  Both Jesus (Justin Raymond Reeves) and Judas (Devon Stone) sing powerfully as their parts require, and they are convincing in their roles.  Mary Magdalene is stunningly beautiful.

When, at The Last Supper, the chaotic collection of disorderly disciples (half men and half women) pose for a photographer with large box camera on stand, the audience enjoys a chance to laugh, and we did.   Seconds after the group photo is taken, an "exact" representation appears in the digital cloud.  Not far behind, though, is the dissolve to the famous Leonardo \ Vinci painting "The Last Supper" which darkens our moods as reality sets in.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

A Boston Area Exclusive, Jesus Christ Superstar runs May 3, 2015 at the historic Strand Theatre in Dorchester.

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Opportunity for Personal Inquiry

An essential reason for seeing Fiddlehead's production is the opportunity for personal inquiry and a look at human behavior:  the adoring fans, including the press pushing forward for just a glimpse, just a word; the heinous crowds condemning Jesus, shouting, "Crucify him, crucify him"; the 12 common disciples who enjoy the pizza Jesus brings to The Last Supper but who pay no attention to him and have no clue; the bawdy dancers and singing as his execution takes place.

Without giving away Fiddlehead's "setting it at a tragic time in American history," suffice it to say their use of digital technology deserves an award.  The opening scene stage set is projected and filled with sirens, the injured and dying, stretchers and confusion. 

The rock opera closes (curtains as well) with the digital projection of the same opening scene but this time as an empty dark hole followed by silence. 

Jesus Christ Superstar runs through Sunday, May 3, 2015.  Don't miss it.  Your perspective on life will change, just a bit, forever.