Once upon a time way back in the late nineties, a light-smearing outfit called the Cubby Creatures would perform the entire score to Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Weber's second best rock opera. Since the band broke up, there's been a lack of public venues in which you can sing selections from JCS while bombed off Sierra Nevada and pot. But now, thanks to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence and Bad Flower Productions, you can once croon the tunes to Superstar. Thank God.
On Friday, April 6, The Victoria Theater will host a sing-along screening of Norman Jewison's film version of Jesus Christ Superstar staring Ted Neeley as Mr. Christ, the indefatigable Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene, and Patti's brother Robert LuPone as Apostle James.
Let's face it, most sing-alongs suck—we don't even sing Sound of Music in the privacy of our clawfoot bathtub let alone a crowded theater—you'll want to sing aloud and proud the tunes Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber's early score. "I Don't Know How To Love Him," "What's the Buzz," "Everything's Alright," and "Superstar" should already be engraved in your memory if you're a normal, decent human being. But for those of you who don't know the words yet? Well, a) shame on you and b) they'll have them available.
All proceeds will benefit the San Francisco Trans March.