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Jesus Christ Superstar Reviews

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Average customer review: 3.0 star rating (2.9 Stars)

Number of reviews: 162



1.0 star rating Shocked from St. Louis, Missouri


After being a Fox Club Member and season ticket holder for 20 years, this was the worst show I've ever seen. The performers are truly talented, but the production was awful. I left trying to find even one thing, one song or sequence which was valuable. They ruined a classic. This was an embarrassment for the Fox Theater in St. Louis.

1.0 star rating Frances Rhodes from St. Louis, Missouri


I absolutely can't believe some of the rave reviews! We have wonderful seats, but could understand almost nothing of the lyrics. The music was so loud that the singers just screeched and screamed. Choreography was jerky and distracting. Staging was poorly lit. If we didn't have seats in the middle of the row, we would have left after the first three numbers. The sound technicians at the Fox always favor the orchestra over the singers but this was one of the worst examples ever. I have seen this musical 5 times before, and never saw such a terrible performance. The songs abruptly changed from one to the next. Even the set design wasn't up to the Fox's usual high standards. I've been a season ticket holder for 10 years, and this was by FAR the worst show I've ever seen. Such a disappointment!

1.0 star rating Ray M from St. Louis, Missouri


Huge Andrew Lloyd Webber and JCS fan, but was thoroughly disappointed. Probably worst show I have seen at the iconic Fox Theatre in St Louis. Singing unintelligible, weak, screaming. Coreography unimaginative, repetitive. No energy. Worst part was we brought our 2 granddaughters and totally built up how great the play they were going to see was. Then were embarrassed.

1.0 star rating Paula Johnson from Norfolk, Virginia


The show and choreogrphy seemed sloppy and hastily put together. The meaning of the show was not well-conveyed. The setting remained the same and gave no real connection to the play, other than the large cross on stage which was a poorly used prop. The ending was lackluster. Some good singing. I'm disappointed. I was was so excited to see it until I saw it.

1.0 star rating Louis Gutierrez from New Brunswick, New Jersey


It was a major disappointment...I could not stay through the whole performance.. The story was choppy and very hard to follow..The whole thing left me feeling flat..The orchestra was good...but it couldn't make up for the lack of feeling and emotion...Maybe the singers were nervous..The Dancers had great energy but I did not understand the choreography.. I have never left a performance before... Even the opening guitar should have put chills up my spine but the phrasing left me scratching my head...I hope it was an off night and I wish all the cast well and hope they find their groove...

1.0 star rating DIANE KAYE from Dublin, Ohio


I was so disappointed with the show. The music was so loud it drowned out the lyrics. The set was dark and boxy. The inappropriate dancers distracted from the story and the songs. All the characters looked alike - gray. The voices were too similar so it was hard to distinguish what character was singing. Jesus was bland. Mary Magdelaine was the only vocalist that could be heard and understood. And what is that about Jesus picking up a guitar? The whole show was so different from the original that the beauty of the story and the lyrics and music was totally lost. What a disappointing way to begin the Broadway Series! I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS VERSION. Poor Andrew Lloyd Weber!

1.0 star rating Broadway lover from London, Ontario


jesus with a man bun and earring. pilate wearing a black leather jacket. singers using microphones like they are a band. music drowned out the vocals until they screeched the song. one of the worst shows i have ever seen

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