All auditions at JCCT are open to the public and no show is pre-cast, no matter your age or experience we welcome you!
Open Call for Godspell
Johnson City Community Theatre announces open call for Godspell the Musical!
PERFORMANCES JULY 26 – AUGUST 4, 2018
Auditions will be on Monday, May 21 at 6:30 pm, with callbacks on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 pm, and Wednesday, May 23 at 8:00 pm. If you have issues with attending the Monday night audition please contact the theater.
• We will START at 6:30, please arrive early to fill out an audition sheet.
• Prepare 16 bars of a song of any style – NO country
• Pianist will be provided, you MUST provide sheet music that is CLEARLY MARKED
• The pianist will NOT transpose on the spot, you should have legible sheet music in the correct key when you arrive
• No a capella auditions will be allowed
• You may use karaoke tracks for your audition, but your device must have bluetooth capability to reach the speakers. Please have your track queued up and ready to go.
• Prepare 2 monologues of contrasting emotions. They must not go over 3 minutes total (shoot for 1 min for each).
• You WILL be cut off so time your pieces carefully.
Tuesday, May 22 – Callbacks, 6:30 p.m.
• You will be told at the end of auditions Monday night if you are called back for Tuesday
• We will START at 6:30 with a quick warm-up and break into groups
• Wear comfortable clothes you can move in
• Please bring appropriate dance shoes from any style just not tap or pointe
Wednesday, May 23 – Callbacks (if needed), 8:00 p.m.
• You will be contacted Tuesday night before 11 pm, or Wednesday morning by noon if you are called back
• Wear comfortable clothes and bring dance shoes
• Not being called back does NOT mean you don’t have a part
Cast List will be posted Friday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m.
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak) and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences. Because of its small technical demands and minimal cast size, it has become a staple of theatre companies, large and small.
Please note the following is the list that describes the original 10 members of the cast of Godspell. The only named characters in the show are Jesus, and John the Baptist/Judas. John the Baptist/Judas are portrayed by one person. Every role is a feature role.
Jesus – Tenor or high baritone, G# top note
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 – Baritone Eb top solo note
He has attributes of both Biblical figures: 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. Usually played by someone handsome and masculine, with an undertone of sexuality. 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.
Jeffrey – Tenor-falsetto high D above staff
Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina and recorder.
Lamar – Tenor-high A
Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings “All Good Gifts,” he must be a very good singer.
Herb – Baritone, should have an E for harmonies
The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations. This is also the role that sings the least, so it is wise to cast it for a comedian rather than a vocalist.
Robin – Alto/Mezzo
A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song “Day by Day.”
Joanne – Soprano, High A – preferably High C
The confident one, the show-off. The first to volunteer, sometimes jumps in before she really understands what’s going on.
Peggy – Alto
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.
Sonia – Alto-low D below staff
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).
Gilmer – Mezzo
The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. this is the female role that sings least, and therefore should be cast with a strong comedienne.
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