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Commercial Music Alumnus Stars in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Alumnus Jimmy Saiz, a product of the University’s commercial music program, fills the role of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, the March production of The Center for the Arts in Murfreesboro.

“I think the thing that I like about him is that he is very complex,” he said. “He has this inner turmoil, this inner demon, that he’s really struggling with. I’m excited to try to bring that to the table.”

The musical will open on March 8, and be featured for four weekends. Shows are set for Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays. It will close on Easter Sunday, March 31. Click here to see video previews and interviews with the cast.

“The cast and crew have created such a powerful production that it was agreed that we should open early to give audiences more chances to see this show through the Easter season,” said Superstar producer Andrew Oppmann. “We are excited that the Center added shows to our run based on the strength of our rehearsals.”

Based on the rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the show is drawn from the Gospels’ accounts of the week leading to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.

Tickets can be purchased at the Center’s box office at 110 W. College St. in Murfreesboro or by calling the Center at (615) 904-2787. Prices are $15 for adults; $13 for seniors (60 and older), students (ages 12 to 18 or with valid student ID and military; and $11 for children under 12. Group seating options and discounts are available.

 

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