Just another email from work (not mine!), Berkeley, CA.
The beloved opened a show with her youth music theater company this weekend: Jesus Christ Superstar. An intense, dark story, really, even when you know how it’s going to come out in the end. Still: a perfect vehicle for young performers. Love, authoritarian oppression, hero worship, betrayal, the capriciousness of the fans: rock ‘n roll drama.
Those who love the album are loving this show (sold out houses, standing-Os!), and if you do (love the album, and live in the Bay Area), you ought to consider going to see it. (In Berkeley at the Ashby Stage, through July 30.)