August 6 – 22, 2015
Waterfront Theatre
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
With Permission by Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization


Read the reviews!

Colin Thomas at the Georgia Straight

Jerry Wasserman at VancouverPlays.Com

Mark Robins at Vancouver Presents!

John Jane at Review Vancouver

Lauren Kresowaty at Nifty Not Cool

Read an interview with Hal Wesley Rogers who plays Jesus.


It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ’60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

Directed and Staged by Ryan Mooney & Anna Kuman
Music Direction by Clare Wyatt
Stage Management by Chris Lam
Set Design by Nassreen Noorizadeh-Kollou
Costumes by Natalie Collins
Lighting Design by Mike Hewitt
Projection and Video Design by Nicole Weismiller
Sound Design by Peter Young
Assistant Stage Management by Ziggy Schutz
Production Management by Linzi Voth

Hal Wesley Rogers as Jesus
Ray Boulay as Judas
Vanessa Merenda as Mary Magdalene
Sean Anthony as Pontius Pilate
Lisa Ricketts as Caiaphas
Myles McCarthy as Annas
Riley Qualtieri as Simon
Sara Mayer as Peter
and Ryan Mooney as King Herod

Featuring Nicole Cino, Justin Daniels, Max Friesen, Lauren Gula, Ryan Lino, Kelly Shackleford, Aaron Stewart, Jack Strudwick, Kenneth Tynan, Tegan Verheul and Emma Wong