Audition information below!
SEARCHING FOR ‘JESUS’
Story line: One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ. The original concept album won the 1971 Billboard Album of the Year. This exciting production brings the focus back to the show’s origins, emphasizing a rock concert aesthetic rather than musical theater.
The production is by the award-winning creative team from Regents Park Open Air Theatre in London, winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. The Director is Timothy Sheader, Musical Director is Tom Deering and the Choreographer is Drew McOnie. The producer is Stephen Gabriel, Work Light Productions and Casting is by Wojcik|Seay Casting in NY.
Tour Location is USA/Canada – All talent must have a valid passport good through 12/31/20 Rehearsal Date(s): 8/26/19 Opening Date(s): 10/1/19 and Closing Date(s): Fall 2020 TBD Minimum pay is $2,000.00 wk plus per diem for food/housing. All transportation is also covered. All actors will be required to join Actors Equity Association, the Union for professional actors.
Character description below:
[JESUS] Rock tenor; 20s-30s. Chest voice B2-Bb4, powerful falsetto/scream up to G5. This role demands a well-rounded, rich middle register that also has a super extended upper register with virtuosity coupled with sensitive musicianship. Think Jim Morrison meets Steven Tyler. A true “rock star”, comfortable addressing a group of 12 or an arena of 12,000. This role does not dance but must be comfortable moving. A performer with strong individual identity, ability to communicate beyond the fourth wall in a very large house and be free and creative during the rehearsal process. MUST PLAY GUITAR. WILL NEED TO PLAY AT THE AUDITION. GUITAR WILL NOT BE PROVIDED – MUST BRING YOUR OWN!
Audition information and locations:
Please come prepared, with your guitar, to sing a rock song and accompany yourself. Have more than one selection prepared in case asked. In addition, please learn the song ‘Gethsemene’ from the show Jesus Christ Superstar. Link to sheet music can be found here:
Please listen to the Ian Gillian recording on the Jesus Christ Superstar Brown Album for reference on style.
There will be no accompanist and no acapella singing will be heard. We are only seeking the role of Jesus who MUST PLAY GUITAR. If you are interested in being seen for other roles, do not attend this call but please send a photo and resume along with any video of you singing appropriate material to this show to: JCSTourcasting@gmail.com
If there is further interest in you beyond this audition, you may be asked to attend an in-person callback in NYC in May. Exact dates TBD.
Saturday April 20, 2019 Orlando, FL
Location: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Studio 1 in the Advent Health School of the Arts
155 E. Anderson Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Enter through Stage Door on Anderson Street
Sign in will begin at 1:00pm and end at 2:30pm
Audition time frame will be 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Saturday April 27, 2019 New Orleans, LA
Location: Lupin Theater at Tulane University
Elleonora P. McWilliams Hall
150 Dixon Hall Annex, New Orleans, LA 70118
Sign in will begin at 12:00 and end at 2:00 pm
Audition time frame will be 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm
Parking is available on campus
Monday April 29, 2019 Atlanta, GA
Location: Chambers Performing Arts
11705 Jones Bridge Road, Johns Creek GA 30005
Sign in begins at 9:30am and ends at 11:30am
Auditions run from 10:00am til 2:00pm
Monday May 6, 2019 Dallas, TX
Location: Music Hall at Fair Park
909 First Avenue Dallas, TX 75210
Sign in begins at 12:00pm and ends at 1:30pm
Auditions run from 12:30pm til 4:00pm
Please enter through Box Office entrance
Friday May 10, 2019 Los Angeles, CA
Location: Madilyn Clark Studios
10852 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601
Sign in will begin at 2:00pm and end at 3:30pm
Audition time frame will be 2:15pm – 5:30 pm