Everything you need to understand or teach Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The play opens with the actors arriving in a desert, laden with their costumes and props. In the film version, a battered bus slowly makes its way across the desert into the foreground. The actors ready themselves, slipping into costume and character, preparing to give a performance of the last seven days of Christ's life, as much for their own sakes as for the pleasure of the audience. The largest, most awkward piece to unload is the heavy wooden cross. Judas observes these preparations from afar, edgy and already aloof from the rest of the group.
Act I: Heaven on Their Minds
As Judas watches the others, he begins to formulate and to articulate to himself just what is bothering him about Jesus: his superstar status, his moving from a vehicle of God's message to a show in and of himself. The followers think "they've found a new Messiah," and Judas worries about their anger... View more of the Jesus Christ Superstar Summary
Jesus Christ Superstar Lesson Plans contain 114 pages of teaching material, including: