AUDITIONS: Jesus Christ Superstar

 

November 3 & 4

What began as a concept album, Jesus Christ Superstar morphed into an international sensation. Over fifty years later, the musical still excites audiences and actors alike with its challenging vocals and powerful story. Based loosely on the Gospels account of the final days of Jesus Christ, the musical is as much a retelling of these last days as it is an examination of the character of Judas, the dangers of celebrity, and the pitfalls of fame.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice

Co-Directors: Stephen Colella & Rebecca Riley
Music Director: Malcolm Granger
Choreographer: Laura Shea

Audition dates:

Friday 11/3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Art Studio at Cotuit Center for the Arts
Saturday 11/4 at 3:00 p.m. in the Art Studio at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Callbacks:

Sunday 11/5 at 1:00 p.m. in the Art Studio at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Projected show dates:
Fri – Sat – Sun 3/9-3/11
Fri – Sat – Sun 3/16-3/18
Fri – Sat – Sun 3/23-3/25
Thu – Fri – Sat 3/29-3/31 (Sat 4:00 p.m. show)

all Sunday performances are matinees

*Please prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Please bring music, an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared to dance.

If you'd like to audition, please fill out our audition form here.

 

Characters: (casting is not gender specific)

Jesus Christ, Tenor - Protagonist of the story, leader of the twelve Apostles, and son of God, Messiah and King of the Jews.

Judas Iscariot, Tenor - One of the twelve apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and for the consequences of Jesus' fame.

Mary Magdalene, Alto - A female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him.

Pontius Pilate, Baritone - 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.

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

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

Featured roles (may double in ensemble numbers):

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

Simon Zealotes, Tenor - 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:

Seeking a group of performers of a variety of ages to play the 9 ensemble apostles, in addition to priests, soldiers, beggars, lepers, angels, tormentors and dancers.