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Lyricist Tim Rice caused a stir during Jesus Christ Superstar’s original Broadway production when he told journalists that the story focused not on Christ as the son of God, but rather as “the right man at the right time at the right place.” It’s true that verbatim scripture is beside the point in the musical—it focuses on the final week in the life of Jesus, from his arrival in Jerusalem with his disciples to his inevitable crucifixion, except this Jesus may not be all he’s cracked up to be and this Judas deserves some sympathy. Read more >>> The musical runs May 9 to July 2 at Signature Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. $40–$99. (703) 820-9771. sigtheatre.org. (Stephanie Rudig)
The Good Silver opens tonight at 5 p.m. in Columbia Heights in the former Kangaroo Boxing Club space. Expect cocktails featuring vinegar-based shrubs ($10-$12), punch served “on a silver platter” for four ($36), a fried chicken sandwich ($6), and a half smoke burger ($7). There’s also cheese and charcuterie and, of course, beer-and-shot combos. The Good Silver, 3410 11th St. NW. (202) 505-4522. goodsilverdc.com. (Laura Hayes)
OH AND ALSO
San Francisco-based baroque pop ensemble The Family Cresttakes the stage at Rock & Roll Hotel with local opening act Wylder. 8 p.m. at 1353 H St. NE. $15–$17.
Graham Parker and Brinsley Schwarz, known for working together as members of Graham Parker and The Rumour, reunite for a performance at The Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. at 600 14th St. NW. $15–$39.50.
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