North Shore's Jesus Christ Superstar — with Rodriguez and Figueroa — Begins Sept. 19

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The North Shore Music Theatre's production of Jesus Christ Superstar begins performances at the Massachusetts venue Sept. 19.

Nicholas Rodriguez, Rona Figueroa and Delisco head the cast as, respectively, Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Judas. The groundbreaking Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock opera, which officially opens Sept. 21, will play a limited engagement through Oct. 8.

The Jesus Christ Superstar company also features Whitney Avalon, Allison Blackwell, Phillip Boykin (Caiaphas), Daryl Calmeses (Simon), Shana Carr, Derrick Cobey, Colin Donnell (Peter), Michael Brian Dunn (Annas), Constantine Germanacos, Kevin Hale (Jude), John Hickok (Pontius Pilate), Miles Johnson, Holly Laurent, Jayme McDaniel Leo Nouhan (Thomas), Wayne Pretlow (King Herod), Christopher Regan, Jason Shuffler (James), Byron St. Cyr, Scott Sussman, Tory Bradlee, Shane Braz, Tori Cargill, Kara Doherty, Andrew Murdock and Steven Williams.

Robert Johanson directs and choreographs the production, and the creative team also includes Matthew Smedal (music director), Campbell Baird (scenic designer), Greg Poplyk (costume designer), Jack Mehler (lighting designer), John A. Stone (sound designer) and Gerard Kelly (wig and hair Designer).

Jesus Christ Superstar debuted on Broadway in 1971. The musical, according to press notes, dramatizes "the excitement caused by [Jesus'] message, his betrayal, his trial before Pontius Pilate, and his ultimate sacrifice." Superstar features such songs as "Everything's Alright," "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Gesthemane" and the title tune.

Nicholas Rodriguez was seen Off-Broadway in Almost Heaven as well as in the tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and Hair. Rona Figueroa has appeared on Broadway in Lennon, Miss Saigon, Les Misérables and the Tony-winning revival of Nine. Delisco, who just made his debut headlining the Las Vegas Hilton, has been seen on Broadway in Aida, Smokey Joe's Café and Ragtime. The North Shore Music Theatre is located at 62 Dunham Road in Beverly, MA. Tickets, priced $30-$75, are available by calling (978) 232-7200. Visit for more information.

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