Jesus Christ Superstar

Performing the part of Caiaphas, the High Priest in Webber and Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar as part of The Invitation Theatre Company’s 2014 production. Photo by Chris Watkins.

I performed in this musical once before but did not have a great experience from that production and so this was a kind of closure for me and gave me the chance to like this musical again, because it is undoubtedly very good and so inventively done.

The part of Caiaphas is at a very low pitch, which was tough to sing loudly. The role shows the high priest’s determination for self preservation. The music reveals that he is a villain in this story. The interesting thing is in the timespan of the musical he and his group are triumphant. It is only in the longer term that things change.