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Weekly Wrap Up: December 2, 2011 - La Jolla Playhouse Blog

Weekly Wrap Up: December 2, 2011

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This week has been EPIC for La Jolla Playhouse! Find out why in our Weekly Wrap Up:

  • Critics call Jesus Christ Superstar ELECTRIFYING!” The show opened on Wednesday to rave reviews:

                     -The LA Times said the show “gives everyone a reason to artistically rejoice this holiday season.” More.

                     –The Union Tribune called it “radiant and retro!” More.

                     –The North County Times said the show was “dazzlingstunning. Playhouse’s electric ‘Superstar’ is clear, focused and well-sung.” More.

                     – said it was “a masterful version of a masterpiece” More.

                     –San Diego Magazine said the “voices were incredible – rich, warm and superstrong… WOW. Go see it.” More

  • The North County Times and LA Times posted two fantastic interviews with Des McAnuff.
  • KPBS’ Culture Lust went back through time and asked San Diegans about their favorite Jesus Christ Superstar memories from the 70s. Listen to the segment here.
  • Jesus Christ Superstar took over the air waves. Bruce Dow, who plays King Herod, was on KUSI News on Thursday. Des McAnuff did an interview on KPBS Radio (Listen to the audio transcript here) and will be on KPBS TV’s  “Evening Edition” tonight at 6:30 ( Cable 11, Cox 1011, Time Warner 15-1)
  • We’ll be celebrating Jesus Christ Superstar with two events – Karaoke Night at The Lamplighter this Monday, December 5 at 9pm and Foodie Friday on Friday, December 15 at 6:30pm.

Bruce Dow (centre) as King Herod with members of the company in Jesus Christ Superstar. Photography by David Hou.