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    Baxter Avenue Theater Presents 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
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    Easter is just about two weeks away! The holiday which is all about bunnies and jelly beans and chocolate and candy and weird fake plastic grass and hunting for eggs and, I think, something about Jesus, right? We’re weird about religious holidays here in America – we like to make them non-religious. (Speaking of, how come there’s allegedly a “War on Christmas” but Easter remains non-controversial?) However, this can be remedied – perhaps a little early – by heading to Baxter Avenue Theater this Sunday, March 22, for a truly fantastic film about the life and death and re-life of the one and only Jesus Christ!

    Jesus Christ Superstar is the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber play adapted to film by prolific director Norman Jewison (Fiddler on the Roof, In the Heat of the Night). Ted Neely stars as Jesus, a Jew who also happens to be the son of God. He is joined by all your favorite characters from the classic story: Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, Paul Thomas as Peter, Barry Dennen as Pontius Pilate, and Carl Anderson as the villain, Judas Iscariot. This Biblical tale, though, is not for the faint of heart: you’d better like flamboyant 1970s musicals, because this film is just fabulous.

    Baxter Avenue Theater will be screening Jesus Christ Superstar at 1:15. This very special event includes a cast reunion and meet-and-greet before the show!

    Baxter Avenue Theater is located at 1250 Bardstown Road. Complete details can be found at the theater’s website.

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    There are legitimate theories that the Big Bang originated from the collapse of a black hole in a fourth-dimensional universe. This stuff fascinates me, and I love reading about it. I love reading about science. And about anything, for that matter, provided it's interesting - and everything is potentially interesting, so I'm fascinated by a lot of things. I also read a lot of fiction (Kurt Vonnegut deserves deification) and watch a lot of movies (Charlie Chaplin also deserves deification). I've made a few short films myself. I'm also a writer of everything - I'm close to a Bachelor's in English at IUS. My life consists of reading, writing, bartending, and taking care of my daughter full-time. Life is busy and life is stressful, but that's why there's music and art and other forms of relaxation.

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