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9. The Temple – Jesus and Lepers 10. Everything’s Alright (Reprise) – Mary and Jesus 11. I Don’t Know How to Love Him – Mary 12. Damned for All Time/Blood Money - Judas, Caiaphas, Annas and Choir Act Two 13. The Last Supper – Jesus, Judas and Apostles 14. Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say) – Jesus 15. The Arrest – Judas, Jesus, Peter, Apostles, Caiaphas, Annas and Ensemble 16. Peter’s Denial – Maid by the Fire, Peter, Soldier, Old Man and Mary 17. Pilate and Christ – Pilate, Jesus, Annas and Ensemble 18. King Herod’s Song – Herod 19. Could We Start Again Please? – Mary, Peter and Ensemble 20. Judas’ Death – Judas, Caiaphas, Annas and Ensemble 21. Trial Before Pilate – Pilate, Jesus, Caiaphas and Ensemble 22. Superstar – Judas, Soul Sisters and Angels 23. The Crucifixion – Jesus and Ensemble 24. John Nineteen: Forty-One – Orchestra INSTRUMENTATION: Electric guitar/acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, piano/organ, drums/percussion, bandstration, trumpet I, II, trombone, French horn, flute/piccolo, flute/clarinet, oboe, bassoon, violin I, II, cello, viola. CAST: 40 roles (doubling of parts is written), 6 principals • Jesus Christ - tenor - Title role, leader of the twelve disciples, called the “Son of God” and the “King of the Jews.” • Judas Iscariot - tenor - One of Jesus’ twelve apostles; concerned for the poor and the consequences of Jesus’s fame. • Mary Magdalene - mezzo-soprano - A female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him. • Pontius Pilate - baritenor - Governor of Judea who foresees the events of Jesus’s crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream and finds himself being presented with that very situation. • Caiaphas - bass - High priest who sees Jesus as a threat to the nation. • Annas - countertenor - Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat. • Peter - baritone - One of Jesus’s twelve apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus’s arrest to save himself. • Simon Zealotes - One of Jesus’s twelve apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans. • King Herod - The King of Galilee; Jesus is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate. There are also various Palm Sunday attendants, members of the crowd, and mob. Total cast 50 - 70. SCENES AND SETS: - 2 acts, continuous action. Large unitized playing area in which major set pieces flow in and out. The original production used surrealistic bridges and shapes carried by actors. The Crucifixion set was a giant aerial set that looked like a butterfly; it elevated Christ garbed in a 20-foot robe that created a tentlike effect. Instead of a cross, there was a triangular cutout area in the backdrop that was back-lit to create an interesting effect. The segments are: