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    In time for Good Friday and Easter, Derby Dinner Playhouse presents the rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar, set to begin tomorrow.  

    Jesus Christ Superstar will run six days a week from February 22-April 3. Even shows will go on at 7:45 p.m. with doors and buffet opening at 6 p.m. Sunday matinees will be at 1:30 p.m. with 11:45 a.m. opening of the doors. Also, Wednesday matinees will take place at 1 p.m. with doors opening at 11:45 a.m.  All shows will occur at Derby Dinner Playhouse, located at 525 Marriott Drive in Clarksville, IN.

    Tickets for all shows depend on the day.  Saturday shows are $43 per person, Friday shows are $40, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday evening shows are $29, Sunday matinees are $35, and Wednesday matinees are $34 per person.  All tickets can be purchased at the Derby Dinner box office, the Derby Dinner website, or by calling 812-288-8281.  

    Jesus Christ Superstar tells the well-known Biblical story of Jesus's final days, including being betrayed by one of his followers and being nailed to the cross.  His faith is neverending, however, and that faith leads to countless other followers.  

    Andrew Lloyd Webber created the music for Jesus Christ Superstar, and Tim Rice created the lyrics.  The rock musical landed on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre from 1971-1973.  It subsequently was revived on Broadway twice, most recently in 2000.  

    The Derby Dinner cast for Jesus Christ Superstar's run includes Brett Travis as Jesus, Kendra Payne as Mary Magdalene, Nir Chalamish as Judas, John Payonk as Pilate, and Liam O'Daniel-Munger as Caiaphas.  Lee Buckholz directed the production, Megan Bliss was choreographer, and Scott Bradley provided musical direction.  

    During Jesus Christ Superstar's run, Derby Dinnery Playhouse will present Alexander, Who's Not, Not, Not, Not, Not, Not Going to Move.  The children's theatre production will run on Saturdays from Feb. 26-March 26.  More information on the show can be found at the Derby Dinner Playhouse website.  

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    A near life-long resident of Louisville, Brian has written for since spring 2010. He has also written for various publications and online sites, including the Mount Vernon Democrat and Louisville Catholic Sports. Brian spends most of his free time enjoying the theatre scene, hanging out at the nearest coffee shop, and enjoying life.

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