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Gerard writes how much he enjoyed “Chilina Kennedy’s gorgeous-voiced Mary Magdalene” in Jesus Christ Superstar but adds that, as superstars go Geraint Wyn Davies as the thoughtful and only slightly dim king is the one he’s sticking with. Rating Camelot 4 Stars and Jesus Christ Superstar 3 stars.
3 1/2 Stars: “Seeing it immediately after the Shaw Festival’s production of My Fair Lady, it’s obvious that Lerner was aiming for Shavian paradox in his dialogue and kept falling short….Arthur’s bittersweet speeches…are truly stirring.”
3 1/2 Stars: Coulbourne wonders if the lavish production brings with it a burden: “it is as if Griffin and the actors are still struggling to reconcile transitions in the characters of Lancelot and Mordred in order to set them comfortably within the complex of the show.”
Reid notes that, despite its weaknesses, the script still resonates: “Themes of honour and justice, peace and love continue to resonate in a world torn apart by strife and discord on all levels.” Geraint Wyn Davies has become an actor who seems incapable of striking false notes…Brent Carver, is never anything but captivating.