Open auditions for our upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar the musical on Sunday, January 11 at 1:00 pm. Jesus Christ Superstar lyrics are by Tim Rice, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. All roles are open for casting. The production will be directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, choreographed by Sally Forrest, with music direction by Michael Joseph. Further information and a rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.
The greatest story ever told, the most famous rock opera of all time! Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar is inspired by the four Gospels’ account of the last week in the life of Jesus, beginning with his arrival in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. Radical teachings lead to the ultimate betrayal during Christ’s final tumultuous days on earth. Emotionally intense and thought provoking, The Company Theatre’s Jesus Christ Superstar promises to be an up close and inspirational experience. Transcendent!
Character Descriptions and Voice Ranges:
Jesus Christ – Male, High Tenor. Protagonist of the story, leader of the twelve Apostles, and son of God, Messiah and King of the Jews. Portrays his spiritual ministry, as well as his personal experience and political role in the world.
Judas Iscariot – Male, High Tenor. One of the twelve apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and for the consequences of Jesus’ fame. A tragic figure, conflicted man, and powerfully passionate. Desirous of being pure as Jesus is, and believes he is doing the right thing.
Mary Magdalene – Female, Mezzo. Follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him. A woman of great strength that tries in her way to care for Jesus, with tenderness and desire.
Pontius Pilate – Male Bari-Tenor. Governor of Judea who foresees the events of Jesus’ crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream. One of the most complex characters in the play, a man of his time and a leader capable of great brutality, yet also a man of a certain conscience.
Caiaphas – Male Bass. Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest of Jerusalem who, according to Biblical accounts, sent Jesus to Pilate for his execution.
Annas – Male, High Tenor. Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat.
Peter – Male, Baritone. One of Jesus’ 12 apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus’ arrest to save himself.
Simon Zealotes – Male Tenor. One of Jesus’ 12 apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans.
King Herod – Male Baritone. The King of Galilee; Jesus is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate
Large male and female singing ensemble consisting of Priests, Lepers, Cured Lepers,
Merchants, Apostles, Soldiers, Judas’s Tormentors, Reporters and Soul Girls.
Audition candidates should be ages 17+, strong singers, and arrive prepared to sing a song from the show in the show key, or a song in a similar musical theater style. The score will be available, and an audition accompanist will be provided. Dress appropriately to learn and rehearse a dance combination, audition candidates are not required to be strong dancers. Call backs will include sung dialogue. Audition candidates may bring their own sheet music, and should also bring a headshot or snapshot. A resume is helpful, but not required.
Performances of Jesus Christ Superstar will be held from March 13 through April 4, with show times at 7:30 or 8:00 pm from Wednesday through Saturday. Sunday matinee performances are held at 3:00 pm. Tickets are available for $37.00 to $39.00. For a complete performance schedule or to order tickets, please visit www.companytheatre.com.
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Sally at Sally@companytheatre.com. For more information about The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Centre for the Arts on Facebook.