Authentic Community Theatre is Hagerstown’s professional theatre community ensemble and arts education organization. ACT’s programming on stage at The Maryland Theatre ranges from a performance of community theatre, musicals, junior productions, team productions, to youth theatre summer camp.
The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christs life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well known numbers as Superstar, I Don’t Know How to Love Him and Gethsemane. Do not miss this incredible story!