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Jesus Christ Superstar

26th April 2021

St Mary’s College is pleased to present the musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ in association with St Saviour’s College.

Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for more than 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events, but seen, unusually through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.

Loosely based on the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life.

The musical was meant to be held in early 2020, however due to the events of COVID-19, the production was postponed to the 31st March and 1st April 2021.

St Mary’s College, Director of Art and Drama, Mr John Condon says he is excited to finally see the production come to life.

“It has been more than a decade since St Mary’s College has produced a musical,” he said.

“We have a number of extremely talented boys at this College, who have been working hard to perfect the show for more than 12 months.”

“We are lucky to be able to join forces with the girls from St Saviour’s College, who have also been working exceptionally hard.”

Mr Condon further commented that Jesus Christ Superstar will mark the beginning of a new tradition at St Mary’s College.

“A number of our students are interested in the arts, and we plan to hold regular musicals in the future to provide them with more performing arts opportunities.”

Year 12 student, William Thomas, is looking forward to taking on the lead role of Jesus Christ.

“This will be my first professional musical and acting performance,” he said.

“The entire cast are excited to show off the cultural side of the College and to be involved in the first production to be held in the new Edmund Rice Cultural Centre.”

William is an ATAR student who plans to follow his passion of performing arts at University next year.

“I’m currently studying music and drama, and I was lucky to be able to perform a song from Jesus Christ Superstar for my music assessment piece,” he said.