Auditions

Jesus Christ Superstar
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew LLoyd Webber
Directed by David Springstead

Audition Dates:   June 26, 27, and 28, beginning at 7PM
Call Backs:   Saturday, July 1st beginning at 10AM
Performance Dates:   September 8th through October 1st,  Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2:30PM

Show Description:
It seems especially fitting that the first rock opera, created as a concept album at the end of the turbulent ‘60s, should have at its center a social and political rebel. Jesus’ meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As his radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

What to Prepare:
Persons auditioning are asked to bring sheet music (in their key) which shows their range and versatility in the style of the show (rock style). Prepare your best 16 bars, be ready to sing more if asked. An accompanist will be provided.

Characters:
Jesus, Judas, Annas (a priest), Herod, and Pilate are rock tenors or bari-tenors. They must be able to voice a high A and/or B at times throughout the work, and should have the training/skill to do so without injury or vocal fatigue.

Caiaphas (the high priest) is a legit bass/baritone.

Mary Magdalene is an alto with mezzo soprano ability.

There are many various roles available for men and women of all vocal ranges. All actors/singers should be able to do choreography as needed. Nontraditional, multi-ethnic casting will occur. Various ages needed.


Questions?
Contact David Springstead at tevye1955@hotmail.com