West End and Broadway versions has featured Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar While earning all the positive accolades for one of the most vocally challenging roles in musical theater, he has decided to see himself leading a movement in the United Kingdom. He is currently the head of the British arm of the Raelian movement.
It gives a whole new spin to the Messiah role of Glenn Carter. Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar is what he became known for. Except that Raelians are known more for promoting scientific advancement in the name of belief in aliens. Here, he learned that there are no gods. There are aliens though from which humankind was cloned from. This he learned from Maitreya Rael, the movement’s founding father. He shared this in an interview with The Telegraph.
Thankfully, Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar, did not have to quit this signature role. It was a decision he made after reading Rael’s book “The Message Given to Me by Extra-Terrestrials”. If any, it encouraged him to study further the beliefs, ideologies and philosophies that are not very clear to him. It can be easily viewed as the side effect of preparations in tow for playing Christ on musical theater.
Distinguishing Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar, from Glenn Carter as Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar is less of a challenge. The best way to understand his attraction to this movement is, in his own words in The Telegraph article, “It made immediate sense to me”.
Things Learned as a Raelian
Notice how the term used is “movement” instead of “religion”. While Glenn Carter as Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar taught of a loving and forgiving God, Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar, taught the beliefs espoused in the movement without referring to the aliens as gods.
Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar, learned that Rael used to be a French journalist named Claude Vorilhon. His abduction by aliens prompted him to talk to his abductors about the human race. Rael mentioned this in his book. Special mention was given to how they believe life started on earth. That the human race’s origins are traced way back 25,000 years ago. The Raelians were taught about Jesus too. Except that his resurrection is credited to the same aliens that abducted Rael.
On days that he is not in theater, Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar, is in charge of baptizing new members into the Raelian movement. He claimed that most members come from all walks of life. He did not drop names in the interview in case some high profile personalities were involved. His duties in the movement include getting the new members’ foreheads dampened for baptism and providing mild electric shock. The ceremonies were officiated by Carter himself at their headquarters in Buckingham.
The main reason perhaps that made his role distinct in the Raelian movement – from being Glenn Carter as Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar – is his defense of human cloning. It’s a scientific approach to giving life as opposed to taking it. Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar, made his stance clear.
Jesus Christ Superstar 2015 UK Tour
Glenn Carter is set to reprise his role as Jesus Christ for the 2015 UK Tour. Fans are thrilled to witness his comeback on stage. Several critically-acclaimed theater actors have taken on this controversial approach on Jesus’ humanity. A musical that presented the life of Christ in the point of view of the very apostle that betrayed him would mean scrutinizing beliefs. Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar, fitted the bill in questioning such beliefs.
This is why the role of Judas Iscariot is just as crucial as that of Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar. How did he view the man he once looked up to as the Messiah? He may have personal motivations behind his choice to betray him. In terms of theatricality, it is often as difficult as that of the role of Christ in this musical. Vocal power and acting ability should jive in a way that makes the audience care for him. Even traitors manage to gain sympathizers at times.
Tim Rogers will play the role of Judas Iscariot. He and Glenn Carter, A Raelian Jesus Christ Superstar, are joined by Rhydian Roberts (playing Pontius Pilate) and X-Factor finalist Rachel Adedeji (playing Mary Magdalene). The tour started last January 24, 2015 and still going strong. Tickets for the rest of the tour can be purchased here.
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