Jon Anderson in Concert at CHMH; Stage Right GB Has ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’; 12 Peers ‘Mythburgh’ at Brillobox (Sun., 4/14/19)

1) Jon Anderson is the co-founder and the original lead singer for the prog rock band Yes. The group has had dormant periods, breakups, and reunions. There are two versions of Yes currently, Andersen is in Yes Featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, Rick Wakeman. 1000 Hands: Chapter One is Anderson’s just released new album which he began 28 years ago. The album title is a reference to the numerous guest musicians who performed on the album, including: Ian Anderson, Billy Cobham, Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Zap Momma, Chris Squire, Alan White, Steve Howe, and others. He visits Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall under his own banner and will be performing both new solo songs like “Ramalama” and classic Yes songs. 7:30 p.m. Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall, 510 E. 10th St., Munhall. 

2) If you are an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan, you know Jesus Christ Superstar and probably love it. If you don’t know, the story is based on the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ last days, though with much interpretation and with Judas as a major character. Jesus Christ Superstar began as a concept album. Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice then fleshed it out and put it on tour—with the premiere performance staged here in Pittsburgh, at the Civic Arena on July 12, 1971.The show’s Broadway opening came later that year and it has been playing worldwide ever since. Greensburg’s Stage Right performs Jesus Christ Superstar at The Palace Theatre. 2 p.m. Ends today. 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg. (MV)

3) The Mythburgh series is a periodic getting-together of local theater artists who turn strange Pittsburgh stories into short performance pieces. The stories can be serious, illogical, true, apocryphal, or otherwise; the unifying theme is that they have a mythical, urban-legend quality. Presented by 12 Peers Theater, Mythburgh events occur twice around springtime and twice in the fall. The second spring session of Mythburgh Season 3 is April 14 at 8 p.m. at Brillobox, 4104 Penn Ave., Bloomfield. (MV)