“Jesus Christ Superstar” Back in Rome. Original Version On Stage!

The ever lasting musical Jesus Christ Superstar has come back to Rome running until November 14 and will eventually be performed in English in one of Rome’s biggest and most famous theatres: Teatro Sistina.

The set, though, is contemporary, no 1970s’ stage designing. This cult show by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber has been performed on the most prestigious world stages, a veritable classic of musical comedy.

The rock opera has a live orchestra and features several Italian pop music stars, such as Max Gazzè (Erode) and Mario Venuti (Pilate). The plot is based on Jesus’ last two weeks of life with a  mix of  rock music, religious topics and modern culture.

The version on show at Teatro Sistina, directed by Massimo Romeo Piparo, has been officially recognized by the Vatican for the Jubilee in 2000.

Teatro Sistina is at 129, Via Sistina. Shows will be held from Tuesday to Saturday at 9 pm. On Sundays at 5 pm. You can buy online tickets here .