Tickets for the Showbiz Queenstown production of the musical
Jesus Christ Superstar are now on sale.
More than 30 Wakatipu performers are cast in the 21st-century
reimagining, including Finley Brentwood as Jesus, Paul
Halsted as Judas and Lisa Moore as Mary.
The show is billed as ''the most technical and visually
spectacular show ever seen on the Queenstown stage'' and is
set to play at the Queenstown Memorial Centre from May 14 to
The show is directed by Marty Newell, of Queenstown, who
played Jesus in the Showbiz Queenstown production in 1999.
The musical director is Hamish Oliver, of Christchurch, who
arrives this week for the first band rehearsals.
The band includes Oliver as conductor and on keyboards, with
Cheryl Collie and assistant musical director James Stephenson
also on keyboards.
Phil Hartshorn and Bardie Jull play guitar, Gen Numaguchi
plays trumpet, Angela Mote-Andrews plays wind instruments,
Wal Dix is on bass and Jason Chisholm is on drums.