• Jenna Roberts and Dave Evans

    Jenna Roberts and Dave Evans

  • Chris Neal, Stephen Pike, Luke Kennedy, Michael Falzon, Coralie Wood and Ian McLean

    Chris Neal, Stephen Pike, Luke Kennedy, Michael Falzon, Coralie Wood and Ian McLean

  • PeeWee Productions, Stephen Pike, Chris Neal, Coralie Wood and Ian mcLean

    PeeWee Productions, Stephen Pike, Chris Neal, Coralie Wood and Ian mcLean

  • A celebratory cake from 'Jesus' and 'Judas'

    A celebratory cake from 'Jesus' and 'Judas'

  • A group hug....

    A group hug....

  • Michael Falzon and Luke Kennedy

    Michael Falzon and Luke Kennedy

  • the ubiquitous selfie.....

    the ubiquitous selfie.....

  • and again .......

    and again .......

  • Nick Griffin and Emily Mullanphy

    Nick Griffin and Emily Mullanphy

  • five disciples....Lachy Agett, Max Mullamphy, Callum Bodman, Hayden Croswell and David Santolin

    five disciples....Lachy Agett, Max Mullamphy, Callum Bodman, Hayden Croswell and David Santolin

  • Lynne and Ian McLean and Ian's mum Betty McLean

    Lynne and Ian McLean and Ian's mum Betty McLean

  • Anna Senior and Stephen Pike.

    Anna Senior and Stephen Pike.

  • Andrew Heron, Ian Croker and Clayton Fiander

    Andrew Heron, Ian Croker and Clayton Fiander

  • Jenny McDonald and Samara Purnell

    Jenny McDonald and Samara Purnell

  • Bill Stephens, Garrick Smith and Robert McKenzie

    Bill Stephens, Garrick Smith and Robert McKenzie

  • Jacqueline......and Jenny Wookey

    Jacqueline......and Jenny Wookey

  • Paige Lowman and Lochlan Christian

    Paige Lowman and Lochlan Christian

  • Amanda Finton, Oliver Durbridge and David Finton

    Amanda Finton, Oliver Durbridge and David Finton

  • Carol Scott and Liz Bendeich

    Carol Scott and Liz Bendeich

  • Bronwyn and Mark Sullivan spotted in the crowd.....

    Bronwyn and Mark Sullivan spotted in the crowd.....

  • Bring in the crowd...

    Bring in the crowd...

  • On with the lights....

    On with the lights....

  • Jim Brennan and Choreographer Jordan Kelly

    Jim Brennan and Choreographer Jordan Kelly

Jesus Christ Super Star is a triumph for the producers with the vision, the best of Canberra’s musicians , a cast with oodles of talent and enthusiasm and the team that made it all happen on a night that would freeze the proverbial but lit up the AIS Arena and lived up to all our expectations.

My expectations were benchmarked by Harry Miller’s early 70’s productions initially with Trevor White as Jesus, Jon English as Judas and Michele Fawdon as Mary Magdalene but time did not diminish the sheer joy of this show’s show stopping songs, music to rock the arena and a cast with voices that soared. Especially Jenna Roberts as Mary Magdalene. She is a star equal to the exceptionally talented professional duo of Luke Kennedy (Jesus) and Michael Falzon (Judas) who as a threesome were the pivotal heart of this production.

And as a magical musical ride down memory lane I’d happily go back for more. The lighting design was everything – and more- from the lighting box of Phil Goodwin, the sound was true to the softest of sounds and the lift the roof off chorus of voices and in the exceptionally capable hands of Chris Neal.

Neal is one of the foursome of visionaries who make up PeeWee Productions with the go-to man for musicals, Director Stephen Pike, the master Musical Director  Ian McLean and the indefatigable Publicist, Coralie Wood who with sponsorship from Sneddon Hall and Gallop made it happen.

Jordan Kelly as choreographer kept it on trend, we don’t know how they danced in the  Gethsemane gardens of Jerusalem,  but this show demands you step outside the conventional, and they did. Anna Senior sourced costumes from every known nook and cranny, Sharon Tree coached the voices beautifully- so good I’d reckon the “disciples chorus” has a big future - and the after party was a fitting thank you to all involved. All it needs is you......AIS Arena until June 7 and wear your thermals.