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Jesus Christ Superstar

Directed by Morgan Garrity    Musical Direction by Ben Murray    Choreography by Clay English

Date: 7 June 2014 

Location: Phoenix Ensemble, Beenleigh Showgrounds, Beenleigh 

When: dance call – 9:00am-10:30am (please wear appropriate clothing and shoes) 

Individual vocal times confirmed in confirmation email.

What to prepare: Please prepare 2 contrasting excerpts no longer than 2 minutes each. Sheet music is preferable, however there will be equipment for Bluetooth devices available. 

Rehearsals 

Rehearsals will commence on the 15 June and be held Monday, Wednesday nights and Sunday afternoons. 

Not all cast will be required at all rehearsals, however we expect full attendance when required. 

Performances 

Performance dates are Friday and Saturday nights opening on the 17 October and closing on the 15November. 

The Show 

Jesus Christ Superstar will be familiar, in basic fact, to anyone with knowledge of western religion. Borrowing from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the musical tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life. In this production, the world is skewed. What would have happened if after September 11, World War 3 had broken out, and it was thrust upon the masses that their only salvation was religion. In this day and age, giving a religious entity that kind of power would result in a religious dictatorship… a regression to ancient Rome. Jesus and his followers are here to bring about faith in humanity and teach of love, acceptance and unity. 

 

The Characters 

Jesus – Tenor playing age 25-35 

Judas – Tenor playing age 25-35 

Mary – Alto playing age 16-35  

Pilate – Baritone or Tenor playing age 35-50 

Ciaphis – Bass playing age 40-60  

Annas – Alto playing age 25-35 

Peta (Peter) – Alto playing age 25-35 

Simon – Tenor playing age 20-35 

Disciples – Various males and females playing ages 18-40 

Priests – Various males playing ages 25-50 

Ensemble – Strong singers and dancers 

Please note that some of these roles have changed gender (please refer to voice types).

 

To register for an audition please contact the director via email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

After you have returned your audition form and CV, your audition will be fully confirmed.

 

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