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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stratford Shakespeare Festival extends Jesus Christ Superstar performances

Paul Nolan as Jesus (centre) with members of the company. Photo by David Hou

August 26, 2011… With all scheduled performances – and the week-long extension sold out – the Stratford Shakespeare Festival is announcing three additional performances of Jesus Christ Superstar:
·         September 9 at 8 p.m.
·         October 4 at 8 p.m.
·         October 16 at 8 p.m.


“I’ve wanted to direct this show for years, so to have it be this well received – not only by audiences and critics, but also by the creators, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice – is very gratifying indeed,” says Artistic Director Des McAnuff, who directed the production. “I’m delighted we were able to find a few more opportunities for people to see it in Stratford before we take the show on the road.”

“Each season there is a production where I get calls from long-lost friends begging for tickets, but never before have I heard from so many,” says General Director Antoni Cimolino. “Jesus Christ Superstar is a must see. Don’t miss this opportunity to get your tickets.”

The production was originally scheduled to close on October 29, but the Festival announced in July that the run would be extended for an additional week, with eight performances added between November 1 and 6.

The Festival also announced in July that after its Stratford run, Jesus Christ Superstar will move to La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego from November 18 to December 31.

Tickets are available now by calling the box office at 1.800.567.1600 or visiting www.stratfordshakespearefestival.com.

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.

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Stratford Shakespeare Festival
55 Queen Street | PO Box 520 | Stratford ON | N5A 6V2
Toll Free 1.800.561.1233 | Local 519.271.4040 x 2297
Cell Phone: 519.301.3569
Box Office: Toll Free 1.800.567.1600 | Local 519.273.1600

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