Jesus Christ Superstar 2018: A Benefit for Red Project

(Grand Rapids, MI) - Veteran performers, musicians and artists will gather to perform Jesus Christ Superstar at the East Grand Rapids Performance Arts Center on Saturday March 31st, 2018 as a benefit for The Grand Rapids Red Project, a safe place in which people can exercise their right to explore better health choices related to sexual activity and drug use, without judgment and without fear. Red Project provides health resources to prevent the spread of disease, and save lives.
 
Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The album musical is a musical dramatization of the last week of the life of Jesus Christ, beginning with his entry into Jerusalem and ending with the Crucifixion. Emphasis is placed on the interpersonal relationships of the major characters, in particular, Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene, relationships that are not described in depth in the Gospels.
 
The Grand Rapids Red Project is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving health, reducing risk, and preventing HIV. Since 1998, we have served the city of Grand Rapids by providing people with access to the tools, information, resources, and support that they need to stay healthy. We maintain a focus on empowering individuals to make any positive change, as they define it for themselves, in their own lives and in their communities. We envision a world in which everyone has access to the health-related services that they need, when and where they need them.
 
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, March 6th.
 
Cast and Musicians
 
Starring:
Benjamin Hunter - Jesus
Tim Bober - Judas
Jamie Kosmicki - Mary Magdalene
Devin Weber - Pilate
Serita Crowley - Simon
Kurt Schmiege - Caiaphas
Jay Harnish - Annus
Nicholas James Thomasma - Herod
Lawrence Bate - Peter
 
The Orchestra
Jeremy Kosmicki - guitar
Matthew Fouts - bass
Mark Jilbert - drums
Jennifer Elmer - piano
Jackson Martin - Saxophone
Forrest Evans - Trombone
Troy MacQueen - trumpet
Joe Uzarski - bari sax
Thomas Pike - synths
Laurie Carter Elliot - Disciple
Dancers 
Andrea Nightingale (Choreographer)
Sarah Bethel 
Autumn Rice 
Aindreas Nightingale
Teya De Jage