Jesus Christ Superstar
by Artists in Progress (AIP) Theatre Company
Dec. 22 - Dec. 23 (2018)
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1970 rock opera follows Christ’s final days. Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Propelled by a stirring score this rock opera illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit.
Seeking a cast of singers/dancers/actors ages for lead and ensemble roles; all roles open, non-equity, no pay. See below for character breakdown. Bilingual Spanish speakers are a plus, but not necessary. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule specific audition times See below for information. The show will run weekends in April.
December 22nd and 23rd, 2018
WHAT TO PREPARE:
All actors can bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience if you have these (not necessary).
Please prepare a short selection (no longer than 16 bars or 1 minute) from Jesus Christ Superstar. Bring sheet music with your cut marked (we will also have a copy of the score available, please have your start and stop points chosen).
If you would like to audition for dancing only bring a 1 min prepared piece that shows off your dance style that would fit in the “Jesus Christ Superstar” musical style. Also be prepared to learn a dance to perform to audition as well.
CALLBACKS:If necessary callbacks will take place on Saturday Dec 29 beginning at 6:30 pm. There will be a movement call at callbacks and more singing and/or reading from the script.
JC SUPERSTAR — CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Male 20s-30s. Jesus’ strategic confidante, dedicated, passionate, conflicted, unshakably practical, torn between an aggressive sense of self-preservation and the ideals of Jesus’ religious movement; rock tenor-low D to high E. Any ethnicity
Male 20s-30s. As much a pop culture idol as a religious leader, driven, charismatic, attractive, sincere, has a greater understanding of the dangers and matters at hand than any of his followers; rock tenor-low Bb to high E. Any ethnicity
Female 20s-30s. Struggles with aligning her worldly past with Jesus’ message, hopeful, steadfast, fragile, sweet with an edge; folk mezzo-low G# to B. Any ethnicity
Male 30s-40s. Roman Governor, calculated, thoughtful, adept at handling pressure, not quick to use the gravity of his power; rock baritenor-low A to Bb. Any ethnicity.
Male 30s-50s. High Priest of the Pharisees, at the top of a crumbling system and violently resistant to conceding his place, cold, severe, strategic; bass-low C to middle F. Any ethnicity
Male 20s-40s. The right hand man to Caiphas. Calculating and slithering. High rock tenor. Any ethnicity
Male 20s-30s. Particularly enthusiastic supporter of the anarchist aspect of Jesus’ mission, reckless, extreme, ready for an uprising; rock tenor. Any ethnicity.
Male 30s-50s. King of Galilee responsible for determining the fate of its Jewish captives, corrupt, condescending, decadent, charming with a sneer; baritenor-low B to high B. Any ethnicity.
Male late teens-20s. A loyal follower of Jesus. Innocent and soft-spoken. Any ethnicity.
Male/Female 15-50s Either singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, who can move well or dancers. Any ethnicity.