The Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL announced recently that for its 2016-17 Broadway Series finale it will feature the beloved rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar with an All-African American cast. The opera that explores the story and internal struggles of the last seven days of Jesus will run April 19-May 28, 2017 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora.
The all African-American cast will be led by Broadway and regional musical theater veteran Destan Owens as Jesus of Nazareth. Owen's Broadway credits include Tom Collins in Rent, Billy Flynn in Chicago, Adrian in Smokey Joe's Cafe' and Hawker in The Who's Tommy 15th Anniversary concert. To get more information or to purchase tickets, go to www.paramountaurora.com.