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Jesus Christ Superstar

An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production

Director: Gina Lupi
Music Director: Mark Megill
Choreographer: Kathleen Pearlberg

AUDITION DATES
Sunday, January 13 @ 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16 @ 7 p.m.
Saturday, January 19 @ 11 a.m.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Please bring picture, resume, and sheet music. Prepare 24-32 measures of a rock song. Your song choice should highlight your vocal range
  • Please bring music in the proper key, an accompanist will be provided. Please do not sing from the show.
  • Please be prepared to dance
  • Please be prepared to list all known conflicts. Rehearsals will be scheduled after the show is cast to accommodate conflicts. Just be honest, and we will work around your schedule the best we can.

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
Visit our Jesus Christ Superstar event page for show dates, times and a synopsis.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
We are seeking a diverse company of performers. We are looking for all races, ages, and body types. No role must be played by any actor of a specific race.

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. Chest voice B2-A♭, powerful falsetto to G5. This role demands a well-rounded baritone voice that also has a super extended upper register- virtuosity coupled with sensitive musicianship a must. . This role does not dance but must be comfortable moving.

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. This role requires an agile and sensitive voice with access to extremely high registers across a full dynamic range. Stylistically drawing a great deal from soul music

Mary Magdalene (Alto F3-E♭5): A female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him. 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.

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: Male/female ages 16+. 12-16. Strong singer/dancer/actors. Will play multiple roles.

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Monday, March 4 @ 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 5 @ 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 6 @ 7 p.m.

PERFORMANCE DATES
May 10-May 19,2018

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