Date and Time
Sunday, February 26th, 2012 at 6:00pm
Mad Myrna's Presents: Jesus Christ Superstar performed by One Man With One Guitar
When: February 26, 2012, 6pm
Where: Mad Myrna's / 530 East 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501
Tickets $10 at Door or $8 in advance at Centertix.com
EJ Simpson launches his Anchorage To Albuquerque tour of Jesus Christ Superstar: One Man With One Guitar Tour. (Pause for deafening silence after record needle scratches across the record.)
Did you say SOLO Performance of Jesus Christ Superstar? In it's entirety? By one stealth performer?
It's true. EJ Simpson, of Philadelphia, PA brings this amazing performance to Alaska in 2 shows: The Fairview Inn, Talkeetna (Feb 25th) and Mad Myrna's, Anchorage (Feb 26th). Simpson has been performing this show annually for the past 5 years to stunned and entertained audiences. The show is 2 sets (2 hours) and rocks the entire sacred, sordid, rockin' tale from Overture to Messy Death. Twenty One songs in toto. That's every bloody song on the original the album release plus a few verses taken from the movie.
This show is for everyone who loves a good foot stomping Rock Opera, regardless of one's religious affiliation or non-affiliation. This stripped down version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's complex music and Tim Rice's lyrics, cuts to the essence of why this musical has endured since 1971. Folks who purchase advance tickets for the Mad Myrna's show will receive a libretto (lyric booklet) and everyone is encouraged to sing, stomp, dance when the spirit moves, and please, DO WEAR the GoGo boots, fro wigs and fringe to the show.
"OneManWithOneGuitar" is E.J.Simpson, formerly a member of the political rap group THE GOATS before touring internationally and recording 9 CD's with the trio MAGGI, PIERCE And E.J.(MPEband). He is currently at work on his 2nd solo album while playing with various bands and songwriters in Philly and New York as well annual performances of JCSuperstar and Rocky Horror Picture Show.
If you are unfamiliar with the music, or just want a refresher, check out some of the following links:
Stream the whole movie for free on Netflix: http://movies.netflix.com/WiPlayer?movieid=652364&trkid=2361637
Listen online to the songs on Grooveshark: http://grooveshark.com/#!/artist/Jesus+Christ+Superstar/10273