Singers who Move for "Godspell" Musical
Location: Strongsville, OH
Gender: Male and Female
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Auditions for "Godspell" Musical.
Please arrive at 7 pm and be prepared to move.
Callbacks: will be December 17th from 1-5pm by invitation only.
Rehearsals: Sundays-Thursdays beginning March 4th.
Production dates: April 20-May 5 2018.
What to prepare: a 32 bar cut of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.
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.
Actors will be considered for both the two named roles as well as all solos according to voice type and acting ability, but regardless of race, body type, gender identity, and gender expression. Furthermore, although the narrative and action of the piece largely align with the stories of the New Testament, directorial emphasis in this production will be placed prominently on general spirituality, personal accountability, and of course, humankind's ever-present need for compassionate love. Accordingly, actors of differing creeds (as well as those without) are not merely invited, but encouraged to audition. While some productions focus heavily on the Christian narrative, and while Schwartz himself has posited the strength of the conventionally gendered casting of the unnamed disciples, this production team looks forward to drawing on as many options as possible, conventional and otherwise. The only "guidelines" are those found below on general characteristics, and even those should be taken more as jumping-off points than anything else, particularly in regards to the unnamed soloists.