Synopsis The musical depicts the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem, and ending with the crucifixion. It highlights political and personal struggles between Judas, Iscariot, and Jesus.
Action prior to “Everythings Alright” Judas is concerned because Jesus is contradicting his own teaching by associating with a prostitute named Mary. Jesus tells Judas that unless he is without sin he should not judge the character of others.
Action during “Everything’s Alright”Jesus abandons his followers for beingshallow, thick, and slow and accuses themof not caring about him.Mary then tries to assure Jesus that“Everything’s Alright” while rubbing himwith oil.
Action after “Everything’s Alright” Judas is angry because he feels that the money used to obtain the oil should have been used to help the poor. Jesus sadly explains that he and his followers do not have the resources to relieve poverty and that once his apostles no longer have him, they will lose their path.
Action prior to “Superstar” The crucifixion of Jesus is debated Pilate asks the crowd and if he should He decides that Jesus does not deserve to die, but he deserves to be tortured They give Jesus 39 lashings and he refuses to fight back
Action during “Superstar” He is forced to carry the cross to the point where he will be crucified They threw rocks at him while he walked around town They put a crown of thorns on his head It is dominated by the repetitive apologies of Judas for questioning ("Dont you get me wrong", "I only want to know").
Action after “Superstar” He is crucified on the cross
Action Before “King Herod’s Song ”As Jesus is dragged away, the chorusasks where Jesus’ power has gone.
Action During “King Herod’s Song” In a mocking number, King Herod asks Jesus to prove his divinity by performing miracles, offering to free him if he complies. Jesus ignores him.
Action After “King Herod’s Song” The apostles and Mary Magdalene remember when they first began following Jesus, and wish "Could We Start Again, Please?"