The Des Moines Playhouse Community Theatre Production of Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. Told by his wavering disciple and ultimate betrayer, Judas, the rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice features such songs as “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane,” and “Superstar.”

Season tickets now on sale. Individual tickets on sale to the public Monday, Aug. 19, 2024, online and Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2024, by phone and in person.

If ticket prices are keeping you away from this show, please call the ticket office at 515.277.6261, Noon-5:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday. We have supporters who want to make sure everyone gets a chance to see this production.

Performance Times:
7:30 PM Wednesdays through Saturdays & 2:00 PM Sundays
Signature Series in the John Viars Theatre
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Content Advisory:
The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515.277.6261.

Show Credits

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber • Lyrics by Tim Rice • Presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Really Useful Group •

Sponsored by

  • Edward Jones