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"Godspell" Musical Looking for Teenagers

South Bend, IN, United StatesID: 534456Exp: 12/7/2022
Pays:$385/ProjectCategory:Singing
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Looking for performers ages 17+ for the "Godspell" Musical. Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: This spring, prepare ye for the timeless musical retelling of the Gospel of Matthew. With the international hit, “Day by Day,” and a parade of beloved music, including “Prepare Ye’,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.” Godspell spreads the message of community and understanding, as the apostles create a beautiful city with hope and light. Rate: $200-$385. Additional info: Please prepare one (1) 32-bar cut of a contemporary musical theatre song. An accompanist will be provided. Actors are required to bring their own sheet music. Those with a headshot and resume should bring a copy. All artists will be asked about their vaccination status and will be required to provide their availability from January 8 to March 26. Callbacks: Monday, December 12. Rehearsals will start the week of January 8 with staggered read-throughs and vocal rehearsals. The cast will rehearse 4-6 times a week. A rehearsal schedule will be provided after the show is cast and conflicts are taken into consideration. Technical rehearsals will begin on Monday, March 6. Performances take place March 17 - 26. The strike will follow the final performance on Sunday, March 26. If you are interested, please apply by December 7 at 9:00 PM. Please submit one (1) video performing 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre song and a short narrative about yourself. The piece must be performed with accompaniment; no acapella, please. The piece does not need to be recorded with piano though; accompaniment can be any pre-recorded material available to you. In addition to 32 bars, please include a one (1) minute narrative telling directors more about yourself. Directors want to get to know you! Please include your headshot and resume with your video submission.

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10 roles

JesusMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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/JudasMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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.

NickMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina, recorder and guitar.

TellyMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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.

GeorgeMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations.

Anna MariaFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song "Day by Day."

LindsayFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what's going on.

UzoFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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.

MorganMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

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.)

CelisseFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. In the 2012 Broadway revival, she played several instruments, including conga, ukulele and guitar.