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USF Celebrates 125th Anniversary With Rock Opera

Credit Courtesy/Brad Beauchamp
Director, Brad Beauchamp feels that the ancient sets and modern costumes make this production fresh and compelling.

Beginning this Friday, as part of its 125th anniversary celebration, the University of Saint Francis is presenting Weber and Rice's timeless rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar."

This full-scale production will take place in USF's downtown campus, the Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, formerly the Scottish Rite, and features new dance and overture sequences, as well as all of the well-known tunes from the original show.

Earlier this week, WBOI's Julia Meek met with director, Brad Beauchamp and lead actress, Clare Ramel to discuss the pleasures and challenges of bringing this 45 year old classic to life.

  Event Information:

"Jesus Christ Superstar"
@USF's Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center
Downtown Fort Wayne
November 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 & 15, 2015

For performance times and ticket information, visit their website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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