Yeah, you're exactly right. I agree with every word. I feel kind of silly, though, since I've never played it myself but have only watched other people getting into it. I'll fetch a copy for myself someday.
In the same vein, I've watched the Australian version of "Jesus Christ Superstar" three times now, and I feel a little obsessive because of how on-the-nose in an actually good way it is. The Romans being pictured as capitalist businessmen in fancy black suits with expensive looking alcoholic drinks as well as Jesus of Nazareth out there using a bullhorn among anti-government protesters who're putting pithy remarks online as they snap selfies with him? King Herod is a game show host slash talk show host who asks his screaming studio audience to vote for or against crucifixion? And, of course, those hunting Jesus from place to place who eventually form a mob to watch his actual death are tabloid reporters with cameras and microphones everywhere?
I feel genuinely uncomfortable at how nightmarishly spot-on the idea of "you're unpopular among your peers, so what's the point of listening to you no matter what you say" is.