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2008-08-02 15:00:15

Jesus Christ, Superstar! Presented by Waimea College. Reviewed by John Jefferies. -------------------- It is some time since Waimea College has staged a major musical, and Jesus Christ, Superstar! marks a welcome return. The set is simple and effective, with imaginative use of war- damaged buildings, scaffolding and graffiti. The costumes are mainly modern and casual, counterpointed by more traditional garb for Caiaphas (an effective and menacing Matthew Ellison) and his priests, and for...

2008-07-25 18:00:39

By HUNT, Tom If Jesus Christ were resurrected - again - he would find his gritty final week told in the almost- mocking tone of a musical. But Tom Hunt finds a setting the Messiah would be unlikely to recognise. -------------------- The story line is nothing new, but Waimea College's take on the tale of Jesus Christ is unique, with a little help from musical theatre messiah Andrew Lloyd Webber. The school is re-entering the world of large-scale musicals, following a decade-long hiatus,...

2008-07-08 03:00:16

By Jascoll, John Jesus Christ Superstar has been a theatrical phenomenon for almost 40 years, with constant revivals all over the world. Surprisingly, the original show had a slow birth. During the summer of 1969, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, both in their early 20s, wrote the title song to what they hoped would be a new album. They called it Superstar. If the single proved to be a hit, they would work on the rest of the tracks. It was, indeed, an international...

2008-07-03 00:00:17

He is Subhash Ghai's latest 'discovery'. Anurag Sinha has been keeping a low profile after the much- acclaimed Black and White. The actor says he likes it that way. He doesn't really like to talk about something before it is really out. "Even when Black and White was being made; we never really talked about it until it was on the verge of release," he adds. What's he up to now? "I am busy with my sports and also reading scripts. I'd rather be trekking and hiking than do wrong films," he...

2008-06-18 15:00:21

McVay Media announces the line-up for their annual McVay Media Summit @ The Conclave. Joining McVay Media's Mike McVay will be a superstar personality line-up, new technology experts, new ideas and tactics for programming & marketing, promotion guru Paige Nienaber and McVay New Media President Daniel Anstandig. The four hour session will take place on Thursday, June 26 starting at 8:00am to be held in The Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 at The Marriott City Center- Minneapolis. Fresh, New...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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