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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Lyric Opera Gets Ready to Rock (Opera) With New Production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Lyric Opera Gets Ready to Rock (Opera) With New Production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

WDCB's Gary Zidek visits a rehearsal for Lyric Opera's Upcoming Production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

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"I think it's completely natural that a show of this identity could be in an opera house. I think there's a really exciting energy and fizz that comes out of that partnership" - Tom Scutt, costume & set designer, who worked on London's Regent Park Open Air Theatre’s production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

 Tom Deering (music director) & Tom Scutt (set & costume designer)

Tom Deering (music director) & Tom Scutt (set & costume designer)

Lots going on at the Lyric Opera House in the week leading up to opening night.

 Cast members rehearsing Lyric Opera's new production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Cast members rehearsing Lyric Opera's new production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Broadway actor Heath Saunders takes on the role of Jesus Christ and New York-based actor and musician Jo Lampert plays Mary Magdalene.

 Heath Saunders (Jesus) & Jo Lampert (Mary Magdalene)

Heath Saunders (Jesus) & Jo Lampert (Mary Magdalene)

 Heath Saunders as Jesus

Heath Saunders as Jesus

  Shaun Fleming  (Herod) and  Andrew Mueller  (Peter)

Shaun Fleming (Herod) and Andrew Mueller (Peter)

King Herod's regal gold cape makes a grand entrance

 Shaun Fleming

Shaun Fleming

  Mykal Kilgore  (Simon Zealotes) and  Michael Cunio  (Pilate)

Mykal Kilgore (Simon Zealotes) and Michael Cunio (Pilate)

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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR runs April 27 to May 20 at the Lyric Opera House. Tickets start are on sale now at jcsuperstar.org, in person at the Lyric Opera House box office, or by calling 312-827-5600.

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