Auditions for Godspell, Saturday February 28th, 11:00am Auditions for the original, 1973 version of Godspell, by Stephen Schwartz, will be held on Saturday, February 28th 2015 at 11:00am at the Old Academy Players. Please prepare 32 bars of a Broadway solo in the style of the show. Singing from the show is permitted. There will be cold readings from the script. The Old Academy Players seek 10 Adults, with recent musical theater experience. All roles require strong vocal skills and some dance skills. Please keep in mind when auditioning that all characters are on stage the entire show. All roles can be tailored to fit either gender, except: Jesus, John the Baptist/Judas, and Sonia which will be cast traditionally. Rehearsals will be held at the Old Academy Players on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, beginning in Mid-March. Performances are: June 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 8:00pm and June 21 and 28 at 2:00pm Please contact the director, Annie Hnatko (MusicalsAtOldAcademy@gmail.com) with questions or for more information. Please bring a headshot and/or résumé if you are new to Old Academy. Old Academy is all-volunteer organization. Character Descriptions: Jesus: Bari-tenor, charismatic, intelligent, young leading man-type, has a gentility mixed with natural strength. Needs to be a very funny creative actor, and a strong mover. Judas/John the Baptist: Baritone, charismatic and has something mysterious about him, the rebel of the bunch, incredibly charming, seductive, and a little dangerous. Also needs to be a strong mover. Sonia (working character name): Alto, should be sexy but not slutty, urban, cynical, sophisticated, not trashy, certainly likes being the center of attention, and uses everything she’s got to stay there. Sings “Turn Back, O Man” All other roles will be listed by the song title, and referred to as males for description purposes. “All Good Gifts”: Tenor or Soprano, has a warmth and innocence about him, childlike, the last one of the bunch to come aboard, wide open, innocent without being dumb. “Light of the World”: Any vocal range, an extremely funny creative character actor, the kind of guy who can keep a room entertained with stories and imitations. “We Beseech Thee”: Tenor or Alto, impish in spirit and mischievous, highly intelligent and energetic, playful, bursting with energy. “Day by Day”: Any Vocal Range, somewhat simple in his thinking, but incredibly open emotionally, the first to join the group in full, a bit of a leader, smart and creative, with a purity of spirit that can break your heart. “Learn your Lesson”: Any Vocal Range, a bit shy at first, but comes out of his shell, should be goofy and silly without really trying, slightly awkward physically. “Bless The Lord”: Soprano or Tenor, incredibly confident, and game for anything, always the first inline, just wants to experience life to its fullest, extremely funny “By My Side”: Alto or baritone, shyer than the others, has an earthy warmth to him, should be vulnerable, easily hurt, uses humor as him defense against the world.
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