Having had the wonderful opportunity to actually see the touring Broadway production in 1972, while living in Maryland, I was floored by the show. I was 2d row center and amazed by what could be done with so few props. It was the first such theater production I had ever been to at the ripe old age of 17. I quickly treated my two younger sisters to the show but unfortunately could not get great seats so the props were a bit stilted, such as Christ on the cross (one could see the rigging and he was actually in front of the cross by a foot or so.) That was only a minor distraction as the music and lyrics won all of our hearts and when the cast came through the audience, they received a standing ovation.
Since then, I collected the old VHS movie...movie stunk by comparison to theater, but the music is what matters. Then onto CD and DVD. Guess it will be tattoo next, lol.
Tried to get my beloved North Carolina Mom the Baptist into it but it was not her style of music. I had a hard time convincing her it was not the Devil's workshop, only a rock interpretation of the time and events. I'm not sure she bought that...she is verrry Southern Baptist.
Thanks for letting me spout :)