Jesus Christ Superstar

Frankston Arts Centre

May 2002

Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is sometimes considered a modern rock-opera. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. Special attention is played to the relationship between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as well as Jesus’ relationship with Mary Magdalene. The musical is unique among biblical retellings in that it focuses on both Judas’ struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus’ human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr.



Fred Pezzimenti

Musical Director

Bev Woodford


Scott Hili


Production Manger

Colin Armstrong



Costume Design

Brett Wingfield

Set Design

Pat Miorton

Lighting Design

Chris Lewis

Sound Design

Greenland Audio

Make Up Design

Rhonda Horwood



Stage Director


Stage Manager

Janine Stacey

Assistant Stage Manager

Lawrence Kendall





Scenic Artist

Pat Morton

Backdrop Design and Painting

Pat Morton

Lighting Operation

Kerry Grigg


Brett Tolson

Lighting Assistants

John Langman


John McCormack

Sound Assistant

Beau Vigushin

Set Construction

Kevin Cassels


Harry Szomer

Set Painting

PLOS Members

Costume Co-ordinator

Brett Wingfield

Costume Assistants

Scott Hili


Pam McNeilly


Jannette Raynes


Robyn Rumbelow


Marion Beaman


Janine Frankland


Peter Frankland


Trish McMahon

Make Up Artists

Rhonda Horwood


Judy McCormack


Elizabeth Peavey


Sue Salvato

Backstage Crew

Paul Beli


Gerard Lane


Michael Steffanetti


Craig Symons


Jodi Wood

Audition Secretary

Brett Wingfield

Program Layout & Artwork

Mike Fletcher

Logo Design and Artwork

Mike Fletcher

Program Biog Editor

Carolyn Waddell

Program Printing

Eliza Press

Program Proof Readers

Jan Morris


Carolyn Waddell


Brett Wingfield

Publicity, Promotions

Brett Wingfield

Program Photography

Mike Fletcher

Front of House Photography

Grant ennedy


Mike Fletcher

Transport Managers

John Langman


Mark Raynes

Front of House

John Rumbelow


Norm Smart

Company Bookings

Sue Dyer




Bev Woodford


Sue Fletcher


Mikhala McCann


Jim Richardson


Dave Banen

Bass Guitar

Jeremy Hall


Danny Boldiston


Cindy Taylor


Trusi Boldston


John Lucas


Dean Pratt


Kenton Smith

French Horn

Louise Brown

Judas Iscariot Sunayan Devansen
Jesus of Nazareth Matt Dodd
Simon Tony Appleby
Peter Luke Dawson
Mary Magdalene Elise Russell
Bartholomew Danny Beiruti
James the Minor Josh Farrell
James the Major Robert Gaetano
Mathew David McDonnell
John Matt Perfect
Thomas Jamie Russell
Thadeus Damien Stevens
Andrew Harry Szommer
Phillip Chris Tunks
Pontius Pilate David Fontana
Caiaphas Scott Winrow
Annus Glenn Mead
Priest Bill McNeilly
Priest John Groat
King Herod Scott Hili
Ensemble David Barclay
  Linda Beadle
  Ruth Bowen
  Tahlia Birnbaum
  Paul Congdon
  Carla D’Ango
  Andrew Downing
  Marcus Dunn
  Brandi Galpin
  Renee Grivas
  Michelle Herat
  Serenity Harbour
  Lyndel Hoy
  Jodie Langdon
  Shannon Mead
  Angela Phillips
  Dawn Phillips
  Kirsten Smart
  Courtney Smyth
  Andrew Stonill
  Karina Stroot
  Kieren Thomas
  Wayne Walker
  Marni Watson
  Vanessa Winrow