In honor of Good Friday, I am re-posting my 2008 entry on Jesus Christ Superstar. This is one of my favorite musicals. It dramatizes the intersection between faith and politics, using the prism of modern celebrity culture to take a new and compelling look at the story of Judas' betrayal of Jesus. This phantasmagorical combination of rock music and pop culture cynicism, applied to the tales of the Bible, make Jesus Christ Superstar a mondo musical indeed. Read more after the jump!