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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - ACT of Connecticut Non Equity Auditions

Posted: October 20, 2021
Audition Location: Submission,

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Jesus Christ Superstar –

ACT (A Contemporary Theater) of Connecticut

Ridgefield, CT

 

New AEA minimum weekly rate as of Dec 27th, 2021 - June 5, 2022 

Per the SPT-5 agreement $465 / week minimum 

Non-AEA $425 / week 

RT transportation provided from theater in Ridgefield, CT to/from NYC (during tech rehearsals, housing will be provided in CT)

 

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics by: Tim Rice

Artistic Director: Daniel C. Levine

Executive Director: Katie Diamond

Producing Director: R. Erin Craig

Music Supervisor: Bryan Perri

Director:  Daniel C Levine

Choreographer:  Sara Brians

Music Director: Jeffrey Campos

Casting: Wojcik | Seay Casting 
 

1st Rehearsal:  o/a Saturday February 26th, 2022

1st preview: March 24th, 2022

Opening: March 26th, 2022

Closing: April 17th, 2022

 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 10/25 deadline

Send to:  casting@actofct.org


NOTE ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: 

This will not be a traditional production of SUPERSTAR (it will not be set in biblical times). For context, think Handmaid’s Tale; a time in the not-so-distant dystopian future, where a fundamentalist regime (that treats women as property of the state) is in the early stages of creating a totalitarian society and overthrowing the country as we know it. Jesus (and his followers) are part of a resistance movement opposing this regime. Mary, a prisoner of the regime, is freed and joins Jesus and his followers in the resistance. This cast should feel like “real people” (as opposed to polished musical theater performers). Acting is AS IMPORTANT as singing! Seeking a group of people who are totally unique with lots of personality and who make interesting, brave, and bold choices. ACTIVELY SEEKING ALL ETHNICITIES UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED IN THE DESCRIPTIONS.

 

 

PRINCIPALS:

 

JESUS - Rock tenor; 20s- 30s. Chest voice B2-Ab4, powerful falsetto/scream up to G5.  This role demands a well-rounded voice that also has a super extended upper register- virtuosity coupled with sensitive musicianship a must. Must have a mature and grounded sense about him.  He is the leader of the resistance movement. This role requires an actor who can show leadership, confusion, strength, vulnerability, and optimism, often at the same time.  This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production. 

 

JUDAS - Rock/tenor; 20s-30s. (E3-D4 (+); this role requires an agile and sensitive voice with access to extremely high registers across a full dynamic range. He is concerned that Jesus's teachings and the rising resistance movement will lead to deadly consequences.  This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production. 

 

MARY

Belt mezzo; 20s –30s. (G#3-C5) Alternative/true rock vocal stylists.  This is not a traditional musical theatre ingenue singer.  Actor must effectively communicate her solo as more than just a simple love song. Must be comfortable moving. Mary is a freed prisoner of the fundamentalist regime who joins Jesus and the resistance.  She finds herself falling in love with him. The role requires an actress that can show grace, stability, weakness and compassion. 

 

HEROD

High Baritone, 30s-50s (C#3-G4). The “King”.  Jesus is brough to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate. Seeking a unique and comedic actor who can go from 0 to 100 just like that. Unpredictable, hysterical, and at times scary. 

 

PILATE

30s-40s, Baritone A2-B4. The “Governor”. A man of his time and a leader capable of great brutality, yet also a man of a certain conscience. Foresees the events of Jesus’s death from beginning to aftermath in a dream, and finds himself being presented with that very situation. Seeking a fantastic actor with dynamic range. Constant internal struggle. 

 

CAIAPHAS - 30s-40s. Male identifying. Low bass (C#2-F4) High ‘priest’ and leader of the regime. A strong bass with a baritone extension. Sends Jesus to Pilate for his execution. This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production. 

 

ANNAS – FEMALE identifying. 20s-40s. Excellent singer (C4-D5). Fellow female ‘priest’ at the side of Caiaphas (who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat). Part of the regime, she is intent on stopping Jesus and the followers of the resistance. This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production.

 

ENSEMBLE:

 

PREIST - 20s-40s. Male identifying. Excellent singer (E3-D5). Fellow ‘priest’ (and leader of the regime) at the side of Caiaphas and Annas. This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production.

 

FEMALE AUTHORITY/APOSTLE (CAST – Seeking Replacements Only)

 

PETER – 20s- 30s. Male identifying, baritone (D3-G4) Featured Ensemble role. Devoted to Jesus and the movement, yet denies him when confronted by the regime.  This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production.

 

SIMON - 20s- 30s. Male identifying, tenor/high baritone (D3-Bb4(+). Featured Ensemble role. A true rebel. Not afraid to fight. This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production.

 

MALE APOSTLES - 20s-40s. Male Identifying.  All ethnicities. Seeking 4 male identifying dynamic, interesting, and unique individuals to play apostles (and other ensemble parts).  Must be excellent versatile, strong rock, pop or soul singers. All vocal ranges will be considered. The cast should feel like “real people” (as opposed to polished musical theater performers). In this production, the acting is AS IMPORTANT as singing! Seeking a group of game people who are totally unique with tons of personality and who are not afraid of making interesting, brave, and bold choices. This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production. From this group of 4 individuals, 2 will need to be strong dancers (though all must be excellent singers). Additionally, principal coverage will be assigned from this ensemble.

 

FEMALE APOSTLES - 20s-40s. Female identifying.  All ethnicities. Seeking 4 female identifying dynamic, interesting, and unique individuals to play apostles (and other ensemble parts).  Must be excellent versatile, strong rock, pop or soul singers. All vocal ranges will be considered. The cast should feel like “real people” (as opposed to polished musical theater performers). In this production, the acting is AS IMPORTANT as singing! Seeking a group of game people who are totally unique with tons of personality and who are not afraid of making interesting, brave, and bold choices. This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production. From this group of 5 individuals, 2 will need to be strong dancers (though all must be excellent singers). Additionally, principal coverage will be assigned from this ensemble.

 

 

MALE identifying ON STAGE SWING - 20s-30s. Seeking one male identifying individual who will perform in specific scenes of the show, but who’s main responsibility is to cover specific roles. This onstage swing track will be created such that they can easily be removed in order for them to step into their assigned covers. To be clear, the swing will appear in the show each performance, but the main focus is to cover other roles. Strong singers with wide vocal ranges will be considered. This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production.

 

FEMALE identifying ON STAGE SWING - 20s-30s. Seeking one female identifying individual who will perform in specific scenes of the show, but who’s main responsibility is to cover specific roles. This onstage swing track will be created such that they can easily be removed in order for them to step into their assigned covers. To be clear, the swing will appear in the show each performance, but the main focus is to cover other roles. Strong singers with wide vocal ranges will be considered. This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production.

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