God of our fathers

God of our fathers

When the avant-garde rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" debuted on Broadway in 1971, it was the "Hamilton" of its time -- a flashy, pop culture retelling of historical events. RBTL is presenting the musical through Sunday, as part of the show's 50th anniversary tour.

She's not there

"Next to Normal" can best be defined as a rock musical and a moving journey through one family's battle with mental health, suicide, and drug abuse. It's shockingly relatable. The Goodman family could easily be living in Spencerport or Webster.

One step at a time

The plot of "Anastasia" centers on street sweeper Anya's attempt to prove she's the missing Princess Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanov, who allegedly escaped her Russian royal family's execution. On stage at The Aud through January 26.

Marriage story

In "Slow Food" there's a deeper dig on the psyche behind the simple concept of eating a meal at a restaurant with a partner. Themes of hunger (both real and imagined), anger, mental health, fidelity, dependence, and manipulation come to the fore as a triangular power struggle between the characters takes place.

Circle of life

Every millennial in the audience of "The Lion King," many of whom are now parents, grew up with the 1994 cartoon film from Disney. But does that nostalgia translate to the theatrical adaptation from 1997? Based on Friday's packed audience at the Auditorium Theatre, it seems that way.

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    • Sat., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. free
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