This musical tells the story of Jesus, not from birth, but just before the time of his crucifixion and resurrection. This story can be found in any of the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). Judas, the disciple who betrays Christ, begins by expressing uneasiness about Jesus' growing popularity. Mary, whom Jesus has saved, follows the disciples around trying to sooth Jesus. The other disciples, in the musical, are self-centered and a little slow, but loyal. The musical covers the events of Palm Sunday, healing the sick, Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, his trial, flogging, and crucifixion.
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