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At 63, Neeley is Jesus - again.

Byline: The Register-Guard

A rock musical about the life of Jesus and a children's theater musical about the life of Charlie Brown are opening on area stages this week.

OPENING THIS WEEK

Jesus Christ Superstar

Hult Center

Tuesday through March 1

The Andrew Lloyd Webber rock 'n' roll musical about the last seven days of Jesus' life and his betrayal by Judas Iscariot was condemned by some Christians as sacrilegious when it first came out in the 1970s. These days, it's as likely as not to be put on by church groups.

In a bit of a second coming, Ted Neeley will play Jesus in this traveling production out of New York. The 63-year-old actor had the same role in the 1973 movie version.

``Jesus Christ Superstar'' will have a three-day midweek run in Eugene. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and March 1 at the Hult Center, Seventh Avenue and Willamette Street.

Tickets are $27.50 to $47.50 through the Hult box office, 682-5000, or at www.hultcenter.com.

You're a Good Man,

Charlie Brown

Wildish Community Theater

Friday through March 4

SPRINGFIELD - Spend a day in the life of Charlie Brown as interpreted in a production of the musical by Rose Children's Theatre.

Based on the popular comic strip by the late Charles Schultz, the show is directed by Debi Noel. It has a cast of 40 children from ages 8 to 15.

Charlie Brown is played by Spencer Hansen, 11; Sally Brown by Hannah Miller, 12; Lucy Van Pelt by Emma Sohlberg, 13; Linus Van Pelt by Zach Esrig, 12; Schroeder by Chance Yager, 14; and Snoopy by Kaitlyn Sage, 15.

Showtimes are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, weekends through March 4. The Wildish Theater is at 630 Main St., Springfield.

Tickets are $10, $6 for 12 and younger, sold at all Euphoria Chocolate Company locations. For information, call 431-0444 or visit www.TheRCT.com.
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