Jesus Christ Superstar gets a new spin

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      What’s the buzz?

      URP is putting a gender-blind twist on a classic Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera. The company formerly known as Uncle Randy Productions is giving the 1970s hit Jesus Christ Superstar a 2017 approach to casting. The result? Think Ali Watson, shown here, playing one of the key roles: the conflicted Judas. Nick Heffelfinger plays the title character as he journeys through his last days, not to mention a small mountain of hit songs like “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and the roof-shaking “Superstar”.

      The show runs from Tuesday (October 31) to November 5 at North Van’s Centennial Theatre.