Jesus Christ Superstar – Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice – John Nineteen- Forty-One (19-41)
Video: Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1973 American film adaptation of the rock opera of the same name, based on the conflict between Judas and Jesus in the …
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Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber – Superstar
This the main song from rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar its the the very first recording in 1970.
What do Christians think of Jesus Christ Superstar? Its better than the stoned and glazed over look of Jesus in other films. What was their motivation, high on psychedelics?
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I have seen the movie many times. I love it. And Judas was not reesurected. The part you are talking about was his spirit coming back and talking to Jesus. Did you notice that his jumpsuit thing was white. The whole point of the “Super Star” song was Judas was asking him why He decided to come at that time. “If you come today, you would have reached the whole Israel in 4 BC had no mass communication” and why Jesus is so special “Buddha was he where you’re at, is he where you are, did Mohammed move that mountain or was that just PR. Don’t you get me wrong don’t get me wrong I only wanna know I only wanna know Jesus Christ Jesus Chris who are You what have you sacrificed?” The symbolism of Jesus not being on the bus at the end was he was now in Heaven. However, you can see Jesus over looking the Nation of Israel. The movie was filmed Israel.
It has absolutely nothing in it that Lifts GOD Up Into Lofty Places or Glorifies Him. Isaiah 57 (Amplified Bible) 15For thus says the high and lofty One–He Who inhabits eternity, Whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, but with him also who is of a thoroughly penitent and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble and to revive the heart of the thoroughly penitent [bruised with sorrow for sin].+++”Jesus Christ Superstar Exposed Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera about the last seven days of the life of Christ before His crucifixion. Critics have given it rave reviews. Even some churches have sung its praises. Some have even hailed it as a means of presenting Christ to young people in a way they will understand and accept. Even many who call themselves “Christian” seems to have no problem with this blasphemous film that depicts our Lord Jesus Christ, not as God, but as a mere man! However, no one who examines it in the light of Scripture can be happy with the opera. It is impossible to see the Superstar as anything but one of the “false Christs” of whom the Lord Jesus Christ warned us (Matthew 24:24). The fact is that Jesus Christ Superstar is a conscious blasphemy against Christ. According to the plain statements of its authors, it is a deliberate repudiation of the Christ of Scripture. Tim Rice, who wrote the words of the opera, stated, “Although the gospels seem largely accurate in their telling of the events of the crucifixion, one can see great flaws in their portrayals of both Christ and Judas.” Rice produced a text that flagrantly denies the most important things the Gospels teach about Christ. He presents a false Christ. No one who call themselves Christian should watch Jesus Christ Superstar or listen to the soundtrack or even speak favorably of it, for this film gives Satan’s description of who Jesus Christ was: * That Jesus Christ fornicated with Mary Magdalene who is portrayed as a harlot. * That Jesus Christ was only a man and not the Messiah He claimed to be. * That Jesus Christ confessed that He was mad. * That Jesus Christ was about to change His mind before going to the Cross. * That Jesus Christ confessed to being insufficient for those who sought Him. * That Jesus Christ told those who sought healing to heal themselves. * That the Apostles were drunk when they partook of the Lord’s Supper. * That Judas Iscariot accused God of murdering him. * The ending of this supposed story of Jesus – no resurrection from the dead. Tim Rice said, “The idea of the whole opera is to have Christ seen through the eyes of Judas, and Christ as a man, not as a God. And the fact that Christ himself is just as mixed up and unaware of exactly what he is, as Judas is.” This is what the opera aims to teach — a mixed-up Christ as described through the eyes of Judas. Such a description of Christ is simply Satan’s description of Him. Jesus said of Judas, “Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?” (John 6:70). If you do not wish to fill your mind with Satan’s evil misrepresentation of the Son of God, you should avoid Jesus Christ Superstar. Jesus Christ Superstar also represents Christ as a mere man, and an immoral one at that. Tim Rice plainly stated that he did not believe that Jesus Christ was God. His opera constantly drives home this denial of the Son of God. He has Mary Magdalene say, “He’s a man, he’s just a man.” He even puts his blasphemy into the mouth of Christ. Replying to the cries for healing from the crowd, Superstar’s Christ says, There’s too many of you — don’t push me There’s too little of me — don’t crowd me Heal yourselves. This is a plain denial of the single most important truth of the gospel, the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. “Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh” (1 Timothy 3:16). Jesus Christ Superstar not only strips Christ of His deity but even of His morality. The opera presents Mary Magdalene as a prostitute who says of Christ, He’s a man, he’s just a man And I’ve had so many men before. In many ways He’s just one more According to the opera Mary’s relationship with Christ causes Judas to object:
How do you get a musical onto Broadway? My friend and I are writing a musical just for fun, but maybe one day we’ll actually like to have it on Broadway. How do you get it on there?
you have to interest a producing company or get your own financing.To get in on broadway requires a union crewAll your actors, director, stagehands, dancers, musicians are union.You get a room large enough to rehearse it. Sometimes you rent a back street theater with a stage sufficently large to stage your play.You hire an accompanist, usually a pianist, if it’s a musical and a choreographer and a director.Then you cast your actors from the union ranks or you pay fines if you use non union onesactors and dancers can’t work to your music or you have to pay them.You are allowed two free call backs per actor after that you pay them $400 a day for each call back.Once you sign an actor they are paid $1,900 a week minimum, don’t expect to get a big actor for that little.Dancers and singers are paid less. $500+ a weekExtras can be non union if they don’t have lines or sing or dnace. They can be paid $40 a day.The director is paid a minimum of $4,000 a week or a flat fee for a period of time plus they get a royalty from ticket sales while the show is in first run.Once sets and lighting start you have to employ not less than 19 crew members from IATSE to build, move sets and adjust the lighting. They make anywhere from $800 a week to $2,000 a week each.Once you start full music you must employ 14-15 musicians minimum plus a conductor.Musicians are paid a minimum of about $500 a week eachOnce you start getting it into shape you look for a broadway theater that is due to close it’s show soon. You pay option fees to the top contenders for the next slot avaialbe.You then generally take the show on the road and do it off boardway in previews.It might spend two years in previews but you charge for tickets now and hopefully that covers costs.you may switch directors after a given length of time and re-organize the show.Preveiws can be anywhere.Seattle, Chicago, Indianopolis, TorontoYou rent a theater, take the show there and see how well it plays and how the local critics like it.You wait for your slot on boardwayWhen it happens you have a week or so to move in, take over the theater, get things technically ready and then open.You have to pay the per seat fee to the theater owner during that time which is about $5-$10 per seat for a given rate of timeA 5,000 seat theater costs you $25,000 a per time frame to rent minimum.Once you open you are charging $50-$125 per seatOnce you open the key actors may increase in payThe directors job is over generally a month after opening but they get a royalty off ticket sales during that run on broadwayYour crew and cast must remain the same size through the run of the production on broadway.Then you last as long as ticket sales out weight the costs of producing the show.Read the bookThe ProducerAbout Hilly HillburnHe produced the Rothchilds and UlyssesRead Joshua Logan’s autobiographyoh, away from home previews you have to provide apartments or hotel rooms for all union people. You can use locals for some jobs.It’s the producer’s job to fanagle things, so they might offer Holiday Inn a share of the play in exchange for very good room rates.This is why you might see Holiday Inn ads, and Buget Rent a Car ads in programs. It’s a promotional consideration.It’s product placement.Andrews Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice indepdently produced a performance at their school of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat and then wrote a few pop songs that made the radioBased on this they got Robert Stigwood to producer their opera Jesus Christ Superstar and it went plantinum so Stigwood decided to go into the stage play business and produce that on BroadwayIt did quite well and as a result of his ownership package he also got Joseph and decided to do it as a broadway offering and it took close to 8 years to get it there.I approached them about doing it as a TV special but they weren’t interested and Peter Brown told me they were planning it for broadway so I knew how many years it took to get it there based on my contact with him and how long before it hit broadway.I also saw the off broadway preview shows listed in some areas.Joseph was basically their Master’s Thesis in college.