Confederation Centre of the Arts says that Aaron Hastelow will play the role of Jesus Christ in The 2018 Charlottetown Festival production of “Jesus Christ Superstar”.
“ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is one of the most iconic and revered pieces in the musical theatre canon, and Jesus is easily the most iconic and revered name in history,” says Hastelow. “Being trusted to tell this story is a responsibility I don’t take lightly, and I’m honoured to have the opportunity.”
Hastelow spent several summers at the centre, including roles in “Mamma Mia!”, “Ring of Fire”, “Anne of Green Gables-The Musical” and with the Young Company.
Since the summer, Hastelow has been busy promoting his self-titled EP that is nominated for two 2018 Music P.E.I. Awards: new artist of the year and pop recording of the year.
He is also currently performing in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Theatre Aquarius in Ontario.
In spring 2018, he will play the role of Bert in “Mary Poppins” at The Capitol Theatre in Moncton alongside festival regulars Josée Boudreau and Glenda Landry.
In 2015, Hastelow made history by becoming the first native Islander to play the romantic lead of Gilbert Blythe since “Anne of Green Gables-The Musical” was first presented in 1965.
“I can’t wait to get into the rehearsal hall with our astounding cast and brilliant creative team to discover this man for myself and to share the love and compassion
Jesus Christ Superstar opens June 7 and runs until Sept. 22.