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.
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
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
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
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.