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Author:  RonPrice [ Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:22 am ]
Post subject:  JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Some Reflections

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Bringing In the Crowds

Jesus Christ Superstar was first recorded and released in the form of a rock-opera concept-album in the USA in May 1971. It became a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice, and was first staged on Broadway in October 1971. The musical was based very loosely on the Gospels' account of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem, and ending with His crucifixion. A film adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar was released in 1973, and was the eighth highest-grossing film of that year.-Ron Price with thanks to Wikipedia, 3 September 2011.

I was about to fly to Australia
back then in mid-1971 and by
the time the musical appeared
on Broadway I was ensconced
in a primary-school classroom
in a semi-arid dog-biscuit city
in South Australia….But when
the film was released in 1971:
I was teaching high-school….A
LSA was formed in Whyalla, a
port city in the Eyre Peninsula;
the only LSA outside a capital
city in the west and centre of
Australia: mirabile dictu……..1

Jesus Christ Superstar went on
to be performed again & again
and it’s still bringing in crowds.2
The Baha’i Faith in Australia went
on to be expanded again & again:
it’s starting to bring in the crowds.3

1 Latin phrase meaning ‘marvellous to relate’; LSA=local spiritual assembly
2 Go to this link for the latest crowd: ... gewanted=2
3 There were 3000(circa) Baha’is in Australia in 1971 and in 2011 17,000(circa). And I’m still living Downunder.

Ron Price
3 September 2011

Author:  Mumsytype [ Tue Aug 23, 2016 11:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: Some Reflections


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