Conceived and Originally Directed by John-Michael Tebelak
Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Originally Produced on the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury / Stuart Duncan / Joseph Beruh
Calling all actors, singers, musicians, storytellers, movers, dancers, and improvisers
to audition for the
York College Spring 2019 musical
Friday November 1, 2019
Cast members may recieve 3 credits for TA215 Theatre Practice
For the audition:
1. Show up! You will be asked to fillout an information sheet about yourself. Or if you have a picture and resume, please bring them stapled together.
2. You will be asked to sing. You will be singing a capella (without accompaniment.) The song "Happy Birthday" is fine! More accomplished singers are asked to prepare 32 bars of a pop, rock, gospel, or country song. You may also sing something from the show.
3. You may be asked to stay to read sides (scenes) from the script.
4. Those who receive a callback will be asked to dance/move, play your instrument, improvise and read from the script.
5. Callbacks dates are TBD.
Character Breakdown Guide:
JESUS — Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow.
JOHN THE BAPTIST/JUDAS — He is both Jesus’ lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, he is also charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. He is the most “serious” and intellectual of the group, though as with all the actors, he must still possess a good sense of physical comedy .
NICK — Very high energy. Impish and playful.
TELLY — Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him.
GEORGE — The comedian, the class clown.
ANNA MARIA — A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group.
LINDSAY — The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what’s going on.
UZO — The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. Has an “earth mother” kind of warmth to her.
MORGAN — Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the “sexy” one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna (who in fact once played this role.)
CELISSE — The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up.