Hey, theater geeks! Guess who’s coming to town…
JC Superstar is (almost) in the house
The cast of Des McAnuff’s Jesus Christ Superstar finishes its run on Sunday at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada. Then they’ll pack up shop and head south to the La Jolla Playhouse, where they'll put on the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice blockbuster of a musical from November 18-December 31.
It’s a big deal because 1) this show will go to Broadway after it runs here (most shows hope to, but this one has already booked New York’s Neil Simon Theatre for March 2012!) and 2) the director, Des McAnuff, was the artistic director at La Jolla Playhouse, where he put on several successful, big name musicals and musical revivals. Yes, San Diego was home to his Talent with a capital "T." So! In anticipation, let’s celebrate with a poll! That’s right: POLL TIME!
Psst. Look for an exclusive interview with Des McAnuff in the December issue.