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‘Superstar’ actor to perform at Arts Center

Posted on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 11:03 am

On Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. the iconic Ted Neeley hits center stage at the Louisa Arts Center.

Ted Neeley will perform at the Louisa Arts Center on March 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the award-winning 1973 Norman Jewison film, Jesus Christ Superstar, Ted Neeley hits the road again, this time without the robe.

In this special touring show, Neeley returns to his first love as a “singer in a rock and roll band.”  Neeley takes a musical and story-filled look back at his early days as a pioneer of rock musicals, with selections from Hair, Tommy, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and of course Jesus Christ Superstar.   Neeley will open his vault of images and video from his personal collection, spin tales untold of the making of the JC Superstar film, perform music from his new album, and a few astounding cover tunes.  Audiences will also hear the story behind his appearance in the newly released Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained.

Backing up Neeley is The Little Big Band, which includes, Kim Norton the stellar guitarist who backed Neeley up in more than 1,000 performances of Superstar, as well as bassist James Webb son of famed songwriter Jimmy Webb.

“Mr. Neeley is a living legend,” Louisa Arts Center artistic director Michael Bollinger said.  “From his musical roots in Texas to the bright lights of Broadway, come along for the ride.  He’ll meet fans following the show.  And yes, he will be singing Gethsemane as only Ted can.”

Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 28 at Louisa Arts Center. Call (540) 967-2200 or visit for more information.

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