by Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Oct. 28 - Nov. 07 (2022)

In this updated, jazzy version of the 1971 classic, a small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus' life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. The first major musical from Grammy and Academy Award-Winner Stephen Schwartz, Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Day by Day,” "Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord," "Learn Your Lessons Well," "Turn Back, O Man" and "By My Side."

                         “…an exercise in youthful exuberance and letting one’s light shine before mankind.” – Vulture

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Directed by Anna Skidis Vargas
Musical Director Susan Finnigan

Audition Notice: Godspell 

Mary Moody Northen Theatre at St. Edward’s University

Actors Equity Video Submission


MMNT, located in Austin, TX, is accepting AEA VIDEO SUBMISSIONS from local actors residing in the greater Austin area. Seeking two Equity guest artists.  (See Breakdown below). Housing and transportation is not provided by the theatre. 


Video Submissions

SUBMIT TO: https://forms.gle/qkUuXbrynawEY8Sb7

Video submissions are due by end of day, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022 



Nov. 13 - 16, 2022

*Invited callbacks will be held by appointment at St. Edward’s University


Callback Location

St. Edward’s University 

3001 S. Congress Ave.

Austin, TX 78704



Book by John Michael Tebelak, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Resident Director: Anna Skidis Vargas

Interim Associate Resident Director: Bob Tolaro

Managing Director: Jarret Mallon


Viewing Submissions (one or more of the following):

Anna Skidis Vargas, Director

Susan Finnigan, Music Director

Bob Tolaro, Interim Associate Resident Director



Other Dates

First rehearsal: Jan. 9, 2023

Tech/Dress Dates: 2/06/2023- 2/15/2023

Opening: Feb. 16, 2023

Closing: Feb, 26, 2023

Performances: Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2 pm. 4 performances per week.


Rehearsals will be held weekday evenings and during the daytime on weekends at St. Edward’s University. The show will perform at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre 



AEA/URTA: $643 per week


MMNT is committed to non-traditional casting and values diversity in all of its forms. We greatly encourage actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, as well as performers with disabilities to audition. Looking for versatile performers who sing and dance.  



Judas - Jesus’ most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, this character is also charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. The most “serious” and intellectual of the group but does possess a good sense of physical comedy. Vocal Range: C4-E5


Telly - Not the brightest in the bunch and is a little slow on the uptake, but possesses a great sweetness and innocence. Seeking a strong singer to perform "All Good Gifts"



Please prepare the audition cut accompaniment of "All Good Gifts" available at https://stedwards.box.com/s/zktggczrulo0ggxolpdusovq3x940l9v  


Videos should be shot in landscape framing and sent in a non-downloadable format – private YouTube link, Vimeo, etc. 

Please upload video submission link along with your headshot/resume at: https://forms.gle/qkUuXbrynawEY8Sb7


Other Information

MMNT operates under an AEA/URTA agreement; guest artists are mentors for student actors. Due to the academic training program design, guest artist roles are those that students would not typically play. For more information on MMNT within the St. Edward's University Theater program, please visit www.stedwards.edu/theatre


MMNT follows strict COVID safety protocols, including masking and symptom checks. All MMNT Equity productions to date (since the pandemic) have been fully vaccinated companies. A COVID safety officer will be on duty.  


Please only submit one audition form. Due to the volume of submissions, confirmation emails may take several business days.


Local hires only. No phone calls please.