GODSPELL - ACT of Connecticut Auditions

Posted: October 21, 2019

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GODSPELL - NYC EPA

ACT of Connecticut

AUDITION DATE

Mon, Nov 11, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

SPT $450 p/w + h/p *AEA Actors will receive 8 weeks of h/p contributions Non-Union: $400 per week RT transportation provided by theatre to/from CT/NYC

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a short song in the style of the show along with a second piece if asked to sing more. Bring a hard copy headshot/resume and your book of music.

LOCATION

Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
16th floor. Studio 16D. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.

PERSONNEL

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Schwartz
Executive Producer: Katie Diamond
Artistic Director: Daniel C. Levine
Director: Daniel C. Levine (Expected In Attendance)
Choreographer: Sara Brians
Music Supervisor: Bryan Perri
Music Director: Danny White
*A member of the music staff is also expected in attendance, still tbd*
Casting: Binder Casting/ Justin Bohon, CSA (expected in attendance)

OTHER DATES

1st rehearsals 1/13/20
1st preview 2/6/20
Opening 2/8/20
Closing 3/8/20

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN


NOTE: LOOKING FOR A FEARLESS GROUP OF ACTORS WHO ARE GAME TO IMPROVISE, IMPERSONATE CELEBS, AND WHO CAN BE VERY PHYSICAL AND ACTIVE (THINK “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” CAST.)
All actors are considered principal roles, however all actors “take on” other characters throughout the show (as is typical for Godspell)
[JESUS]
Male, early 20s. Strong singer: Bari-tenor. Charismatic and intelligent, young leading man. Has a gentility mixed with a natural strength. You shouldn’t be able to take your eyes off of him. Essentially, a star. He should be boyish and yet very masculine. Along with the rest of the cast, needs to be a very funny, creative actor. Should be a strong mover. PRINCIPAL

[JUDAS/JOHN THE BAPTIST]
Male, early 20s. Strong singer: Bari-tenor. Charismatic and young. Very masculine. Something mysterious about him—sexy, even—he’s the rebel of the bunch. Incredibly charming and seductive. He’s a little dangerous. Should be a strong mover. Improv, physical comedy and rhythmic percussion are pluses. PRINCIPAL

The following roles are not identified by character names (which will be the same as the actors cast) but by the song he or she sings:

["ALL GOOD GIFTS"]
Male, early 20s. Strong singer: Tenor. Has a warmth and innocence about him. Childlike. Wide open face. Innocent without being dumb. Just a little nai?ve, simple. Should have a pure and amazing voice. Must be willing and game for improv, character work, and celebrity impressions during rehearsal period. Much of the work done in rehearsal will dictate specific performances/assignments/tracks in the show.
["LIGHT OF THE WORLD"]
Male, early 20s. Strong singer: Baritone. Extremely funny, creative character actor. He’s the kind of guy who can keep a room entertained with stories and imitations for hours. Voice should rock a bit. Actors not typically musical theater actors encouraged. Must be willing and game for improv, character work, and celebrity impressions during rehearsal period. Much of the work done in rehearsal will dictate specific performances/assignments/tracks in the show.
["WE BESEECH THEE"]
Male, early 20s. Strong singer: Tenor. Mischievous and character. Highly intelligent and energetic. Playful. Busting with energy, maybe a little ADD. Should be able to have a bit of gospel in him. Must be willing and game for improv, character work, and celebrity impressions during rehearsal period. Much of the work done in rehearsal will dictate specific performances/assignments/tracks in the show.
["DAY BY DAY"]
Female, early 20s. Strong singer: Soprano/Belter. Somewhat simple in her 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. Must be willing and game for improv, character work, and celebrity impressions during rehearsal period. Much of the work done in rehearsal will dictate specific performances/assignments/tracks in the show.
["LEARN YOUR LESSONS"]
Female, early 20s. Strong singer: Soprano/ Belter. A bit shy at first but comes out of her shell. Should be goofy and silly without really trying. Slightly awkward, physically. Waiting to come into her own, and when she does, she is radiant and amazing. Must be willing and game for improv, character work, and celebrity impressions during rehearsal period. Much of the work done in rehearsal will dictate specific performances/assignments/tracks in the show.
["BLESS THE LORD"]
Female, early 20s. Extremely strong singer: Soprano/ Belter. Incredibly confident, and game for anything— always the first in line, just wants to experience life to its fullest. Extremely funny—not just jokey, but her entire being. Just looking at her makes you laugh. Must be willing and game for improv, character work, and celebrity impressions during rehearsal period. Much of the work done in rehearsal will dictate specific performances/assignments/tracks in the show.
["TURN BACK, O MAN"]
Female, early 20s. Strong singer: Alto/ Belter. Should be sexy, but not slutty—urban, cynical and sophisticated, not trashy. Certainly likes being the center of attention, and uses everything she’s got to stay there. Must be willing and game for improv, character work, and celebrity impressions during rehearsal period. Much of the work done in rehearsal will dictate specific performances/assignments/tracks in the show. Should be able to do a Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey) and Kim Kardashian impression.
["BY MY SIDE"]
Female, early 20s. Strong singer: Alto/Belter. Shyer than the others—has an earthy warmth to her. Should be vulnerable, easily hurt and unbelievably soulful. She uses humor as her defense against the world. Must be willing and game for improv, character work, and celebrity impressions during rehearsal period. Much of the work done in rehearsal will dictate specific performances/assignments/tracks in the show.
(One Male Off Stage Cover) to cover all male roles. Theatre intends to cast this role as non-AEA
(One Female Off Stage Cover) to cover all female roles. Theatre intends to cast this role as non-AEA


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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