Canadian electro-raunchy-vixen Peaches has spent the last year perfecting her role as the Lord Almighty in her performance of the 1970’s rock opera, "Jesus Christ Superstar".
Peaches also plays Judas, Mary, Peter and the rest of the holly lot as part of her own creative interpretation re-titled, "Peaches Christ Superstar". As with the original New York and London productions, her first staging in Berlin last year was met with some controversy. The show was cancelled just days prior to the opening, and later resurrected due to a vocal online backlash of support. The Toronto-born, Berlin-based conceptual artist has been causing sensations since she hit the music scene 10 years ago. Her overtly sexual lyrics and stage antics have consistently raised brows and other body parts, and some consider her the fore-mother of Gaga.
After completing several highly acclaimed albums, Peaches decided to take some time off to complete a few projects of personal interest. "Peaches Does Herself" could be looked at as somewhat of a prelude to this current production, where she autobiographically stars as herself. She also appeared in her good friend and former band mate Chilly Gonzales’s film "Ivory Tower", and he returns the favour by acting as her musical mate on this current tour. She also initiated a few avant-garde art exhibitions, and is working on a feature documentary. She sure seems to using all of her "Teaches of Peaches" as a former drama teacher.
“Peaches Christ Superstar” hits the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (190 Princes Blvd) on December 21st at 7pm for the closing night (and only Canadian stop) of her North American tour. It’s the perfect opportunity to get your dysfunctional family together for the holiday season!
Note: Full review and interview to follow after the show.