July 21, 2011…The Stratford Shakespeare Festival is delighted to announce the extension of its production of Jesus Christ Superstar, helmed by Artistic Director Des McAnuff. The Festival has added eight performances between November 1 and 6, extending the 2011 season by one week.
“It’s a testament to the work that we do and the talent we’ve assembled that this production has received such positive response,” says Mr. McAnuff. “And it’s extremely gratifying to have praise come from the highest quarters with lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber attending the show and offering their support. We’re very pleased to be able to give people additional opportunities to see this production at the end of our season.”
“Jesus Christ Superstar has been thrilling audiences and critics since it first previewed in May,” says General Director Antoni Cimolino. “It’s been a tremendous success for the Festival this season, and the demand for tickets is so strong that we wanted to ensure that everyone gets a chance to see this truly remarkable piece of theatre.”
Immediately following the run the production will transfer to the La Jolla Playhouse in California, where it will play from November 18 – December 31.
Tickets will go on sale for the extension period to the General Public on Monday, July 25 at 9 a.m. Festival Members will have access to these tickets starting on Saturday, July 23 at 9 a.m. To order tickets, contact the Box Office at 1.800.567.1600 or visit www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com, where the new performances have been added to the online calendar.
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s 2011 season runs until November 6, featuring The Merry Wives of Windsor, Camelot, Twelfth Night, The Misanthrope, The Grapes of Wrath, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Homecoming, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, Shakespeare’s Will, The Little Years and Hosanna.