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In 1971, an illegal performance of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar was staged at Gettysburg College. It was the spontaneous project of students, professors and a renegade seminarian. Performance rights were being negotiated, when suddenly legal action was threatened against any group staging the work before its Broadway premiere. The cast and crew put the show on anyway, and many hundreds attended. But the outlaw production drew the college administration and the Lutheran church into controversy. Drawing from original documents, recordings, and interviews with the cast, this book tells the behind-the-scenes story of the production.

ISBN

9780578186214

Publication Date

2016

Publisher

Gettysburg College

City

Gettysburg, PA

Keywords

Jesus Christ Superstar, Gettysburg College, musical theater, counterculture, radical theater, 1970s

Disciplines

Liberal Studies | Theatre and Performance Studies

Department

Library

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The book's introduction is available by clicking the download link above.

Required Publisher's Statement

Original version available from the Gettysburg College Bookstore.

Jesusmania!: The Bootleg Superstar of Gettysburg College

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