A Contempoary Theatre of Connecticut in Ridgefield presenting ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ third production of the current season

A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut in Ridgefield has announced its third production of the 2021-2022 season: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Directed by ACT of CT’s Grammy-nominated Artistic Director Daniel C. Levine, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” will be the theater’s largest production to date, and will star Broadway talent.

The timeless rock opera follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life as seen through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. The iconic rock score contains such well-known songs as “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.”

“Our production will be unlike any other ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ that you have ever seen,” Levine said in a release. “I’ve worked on many productions of this show, including the 2000 Tony-nominated Broadway revival, and I believe that our upcoming version will be one of the best yet.”

The production will star Tony-nominated Caitlin Kinnunen as Mary, Brett Stoelker as Jesus and Avionce Hoyles as Judas. Rounding out the cast is Chris Balestriere, Corinne Broadbent, Reggie Bromell, Susie Carroll, Ben Cherington, Randy Donaldson, Courtney Long, Marlena Hilderly Lopez, Kelly MacMillan, Michael McGuirk, Val Moranto, Ariel Neydavoud, Andrew Stevens Purdy, Isaac Ryckeghem, Sonya Venugopal, Cole Wachman and Caitlin Witty.

The production will feature choreography by Sara Brians, music direction by Jeffrey Campos, music supervision by Bryan Perri, scenic design by Jack Mehler, costume design by Claudia Stefany and lighting design by Penny Jacobus.

“Jesus Christ Superstar” will run from Thursday, March 24, 2022, through Sunday, April 17, 2022, with a special opening night performance and pre-show reception on Saturday, March 26. Additional performance dates and times are: Thursdays at 7 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will also be performances on Thursday, April 14, at 2 p.m., and Sunday, April 10, at 7 p.m.

A special sensory-friendly performance will take place on Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. This performance is not on sale to the general public; call or email the box office for details.

To purchase tickets, visit actofct.org, or call the box office at 475-215-5497. Senior citizen, student, and group pricing is available.