Noteworthy are performances by Marcus Nance as Caiaphas and Aaron Walpole as Annas.
The Apostles are dressed in fashionable grey street clothes, the Priests in long black leather coats and Rastafarian hairdos and there’s more than a fair share of glitz in Paul Tazewell’s costumes.
Both these performers have unique vocal qualities and ranges that set them apart.
There is a flashy, funny “Herod’s Song” ensemble number featuring Bruce Dow, reminiscent of Zero Mostel in “A Funny Thing Happened. .” and Pontius Pilate, played by purple velvet-suited Tom Hewitt is sternly effective.
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The musical is sung-through, with no spoken dialogue.
Jesus then reproaches his apostles for being "shallow, thick and slow" and somewhat bitterly answers that not a single one of them cares about him.
Jesus sadly explains that he and his followers do not have the resources to alleviate poverty and that they should be glad for the privileges they have.It seems to Judas that Jesus is contradicting his own teaching, and he worries that this apparent lack of judgment will be used against Jesus and his followers ("Strange Thing Mystifying").Jesus tells Judas that Mary is with him (Jesus) now, and unless Judas is without sin he should not judge the character of others.While Judas still loves Jesus, he believes that Jesus is just a man, not God, and worries that Jesus's following will be seen as a threat to the Roman Empire which would then punish both Jesus and his associates.Judas's warning falls on deaf ears, as Jesus's followers have their minds set on going to Jerusalem with Jesus.