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Auditions for
 "Jesus Christ Superstar"
 
Director : Heather Wilson-Bowlby
musical director: Stephanie Campbell
choreographer: Mitzi Furr

  January 11 & 12, 2015  at 7-9pm
(registration 7-8pm)

We are interested in a multicultural cast that represents the diversity of our community.

Audition:
Prepare 16 bars of what you believe shows your best singing ability. Director and music director may ask you to sing more.

Be prepared to move for choreography portion of audition. Wear shoes and clothing that you are comfortable in and allow movement.

Be prepared to list all theatre experience, any dance experience, any musical instruments you can play, any acrobatic experience/tricks capable of performing.

Bring a list of all conflicts between audition and close of show.

Characters List

Principle Roles


Jesus Christ - Tenor (A2-G5)
Protagonist of the story, leader of the twelve Apostles, and son of God, Messiah and King of the Jews. This text (Rice and Lloyd Webber's show) is interested in Jesus as Messiah and man both, and not only his spiritual ministry, but also his personal experience and political role in the world.
So we're looking for a kickass singer with something interesting going on in mind and soul.

Judas Iscariot - Tenor (D3-D5)
One of the twelve apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and for the consequences of Jesus' fame. A tragic figure, a conflicted man, and a powerfully passionate guy. Most certainly not a bad guy - he's as desirous of being pure as Jesus is, and believes he is doing the right thing.

Mary Magdalene - Alto (F3-E♭5)
A female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him. Keep in mind, if you're preparing her music, that she might not be sentimental or soft. She's a prostitute, and she tries in her way to care for Jesus, so there is tenderness, and desire, but this is a woman of great strength.

Featured Roles

Pontius Pilate - Baritone (A2-B4)
Governor of Judea who foresees the events of Jesus’ crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream and finds himself being presented with that very situation. One of the most complex
characters in the play, a man of his time and a leader capable of great brutality, yet also a man of a certain conscience.

Caiaphas - Bass (C2-F4)
Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest of Jerusalem who, according to Biblical accounts, sent Jesus to Pilate for his execution.

Annas - Tenor (G2-D5)
Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat

Peter - Baritone (G2-G4)
One of Jesus' 12 apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus' arrest to save himself

Simon Zealotes - Tenor (G3-B4)
One of Jesus' 12 apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans

King Herod - Baritone
The King of Galilee; Jesus is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate

 



Ensemble
Large singing ensemble consisting of Lepers, Cured Lepers, Merchants, Apostles, Soldiers, Judas's Tormentors, Reporters, Temple Ladies, and Soul Girls.