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Pat Shortt is Herod

pat shortt‘Das Riiiight’, the popular Thurles born, Tipperary comedian Pat Shortt will appear in the main auditorium of the National Concert Hall this coming October.

Irish comic actor Pat will play Herod in a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s Jesus Christ Superstar.

Joining him in concert are Steve Balsamo, who starred as Jesus in the London West End Revival production at The Lyceum, Irish West End Stars Jacinta Whyte, David Shannon and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Steve Balsamo will play Jesus Christ, David Shannon will play Judas while the part of Mary Magdalene falls to Jacinta Whyte.

Originally released in 1970 as an album before becoming the hit Broadway and West End show, Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera, chronicles the last seven years of Jesus’ life as seen through his apostles.

An amateur production of Jesus Christ Superstar, performed by members of Thurles Musical Society , recently played for five nights to packed houses here in Thurles.

Pat Shortt fans should mark their calenders as follows:

Date: October 28th 2009

Time: 8:00 PM

Venue: National Concert Hall, Dublin –  MAIN AUDITORIUM

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