JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
PAGEANT AND SINGALONG
Saturday, April 8th
8:00pm and 10:00pm
Patrick's on 3rd in St. Peter, MN
125 South 3rd Street
After months of rehearsal the Jesus Christ Superstar Pageant & Singalong is FINALLY happening this Saturday night! The actual beginnings of this show go back even further. Decades even! Ann Rosenquist Fee, the mastermind behind the JCSP&S, has been daydreaming about putting on a public performance the musical since High School. The more people you talk to about the JCSP&G, the more you find that everyone seems to have a story about talking to Ann about making this show a reality. It looms large in her legend, you might say.
The first rehearsal
The way we found out about her dream to do this show was through Shuffle Function. A few years back we played a crazy recording of a woman named Robin Kahn singing the entire Jesus Christ Superstar musical. She goes even further by performing it a cappella, which makes it even more amazing because she's not that strong a singer. What she lacks in vocal chops she makes up for in sheer enthusiasm. Robin is really selling this performance, and we're all winners.
Anyway, Ann was listening to that show and instantly fell in love with the recording, and she told us all about how she's always wanted to put together a performance of JCS. The subject came up every once and a while, but it wasn't until this past summer that everyone buckled down and started plotting this (literally) off broadway performance. Rehearsals began on August 2016 and now we're less than a week from blowing the roof off Patrick's. It has been a lot of hard work, but fun and exciting, and that will definitely shine through on the stage.
There was originally going to be only one performance of the show on April 8th, but the buzz has been so intense that a second show has been added! The first performance will be at eight p.m., and the second performance will take place at ten. Get there early, grab a D. Stark burger, and get ready to have an amazing time. No vocal talent necessary, and lyrics sheets will be provided!
To get people psyched for the show this Saturday we're running some special programming on the Thursday night show. We'll once again be playing Robin Kahn's Jesus Christ Superstar IN ITS ENTIRETY! Relive (or live) the magic of her performance, and maybe YOU will be moved to put on your own version of Jesus Christ Superstar!
ROBIN KAHN SINGS
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Thursday, April 6th @ six p.m.
KMSU 89.7fm/KMSK 91.3fm/kmsu.org