Cast announced for Stage 212’s “Jesus Christ Superstar”

July/August performances moved indoors

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LA SALLE - Stage 212 will take the stage – the actual indoor stage – after a long absence with their summer production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” This rock opera by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber is loosely based on the Gospels’ account of the last week of Jesus’s life.

“Superstar” explores the psychology of the characters, focusing on Judas in particular. Contemporary attitudes, sensibilities and slang pervade the rock lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout.

Featured in the cast are Jake Jakielski as Jesus, Mark Fulkerson as Judas, Ashley Hurst as Mary, Kevin Alleman as Pilate, Mark Nowakowski as Caiaphas, Megan Cullinan as Annas, Nora Maier as Peter, Bob Philip as Simon and Dan McKenzie as Herod.

Also featured in a variety of ensemble roles are Isaac Alvarado, Serena Armstrong, Kylie Atkins, Andrew Beer, Emily Boes, Claire Brousseau, Emma Frost, Jon Graham, Makayla Heller, Andrea Imsland, Kelly Johnson, Mike Maier, Robert Malerk, Melanie Maskel, PJ Olsen, Hanna Pohar, Courtney Ries, Reid Rynke, Adrian Silva, Zoe Starkey, Jim Struck, Griffin Tabor, Alexis Trammel and Krysten Walowski.

Production staff includes director/choreographer/costumer Reid Tomasson, producer/costumer Traci Tomasson, music director Megan Cullinan​, stage manager Perla Escatel, choreographer Hanna Pohar, set designer/construction coordinator Cory Tomasson, sound coordinator Andrew Paden, lighting coordinator Yvette Lucas, and stage crew Ella Johns, Haevin Britt and Allesyn Wilke.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” will be presented July 26-31 and Aug. 1 (two performances) at Stage 212, 700 First St., LaSalle. Performances will be indoors, not outdoors as previously advertised. All performances begin at 6:30 p.m. except the Sunday matinee, which begins at 2 p.m.

Tickets will be available to the public for $20 each beginning July 12, and may be purchased by visiting the box office Monday from 4-6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon or by calling (815) 224-3025 during the same hours. Tickets may also be purchased online at stage212.org. A limited number of socially distanced seats are available for unvaccinated patrons by calling the box office. Stage 212 will follow IDPH guidelines for Phase 5 for all performances.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” features sensitive material and intense sequences including physical violence. It is recommended for ages 12 and up. “Jesus Christ Superstar” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Really Useful Group. www.concordtheatricals.com.