MCTP Theatre
at North End Montessori School
698 Beech Street, Manchester, NH  03104

AUDITION NOTICE


JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Directed by Elliot Owens and Alan D. Kaplan,
Musical Direction by Karina Allayne
Choreography by Loren Hallett.

MCTP Theatre at The North End Montessori School
698 Beech Street
Manchester, NH  03104

Sunday, January 21 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, January 22 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Callbacks Wednesday, January 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

WHO:              Ages 12-100
                      
BRING: Resume and headshot/snapshot (if you have one) and Sheet Music/Karaoke Track.  Additionally, please prepare 16 bars of a song (in the style of the show).  A piano accompanist will be provided for sheet music or speakers will be available to plug into for karaoke tracks.   For dance, please bring dance shoes and be prepared to learn a short dance number from the show.

SHOW DATES:  Jesus Christ Superstar will be presented at the MCTP Theatre at The North End Montessori School on May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:  Rehearsals begin January 28 at 1:00.  Rehearsal schedule will be Sunday afternoons and Monday and Wednesday evenings.

A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, Jesus Christ Superstar offers a free interpretation of the psychology of Jesus and the other characters. A large part of the plot focuses on the character of Judas, who is depicted as a tragic figure dissatisfied with the direction in which Jesus steers his disciples. Contemporary attitudes and sensibilities, as well as slang, pervade the lyrics, and ironic allusions to modern life are scattered throughout the depiction of political events. Stage and film productions accordingly contain many intentional anachronisms.

MAJOR CHARACTERS
Jesus ChristTenor (A2-G5)   Protagonist of the story, leader of the twelve Apostles, and son of God, Messiah and King of the Jews. This text—Rice and Lloyd Webber's show—is interested in Jesus as Messiah and man both, and not only his spiritual ministry, but also his personal experience and political role in the world. So we're looking for a kickass singer with something interesting going on in mind and soul.

Judas Iscariot Tenor (D3-D5)   One of the twelve apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and for the consequences of Jesus' fame. A tragic figure, a conflicted man, and a powerfully passionate guy. Most certainly not a bad guy—he's as desirous of being pure as Jesus is, and believes he is doing the right thing.

Mary Magdalene Alto (F3-E♭5)   A female follower of Jesus who finds herself finds herself facing conflicting feelings. Keep in mind, if you're preparing her music, that she might not be sentimental or soft. She tries in her way to care for Jesus, so there is tenderness, and desire, but this is a woman of great strength.

Pontius Pilate Baritone (A2-B4)  Governor of Judea who foresees the events of Jesus’ crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream and finds himself being presented with that very situation. One of the most complex characters in the play, a man of his time and a leader capable of great brutality, yet also a man of a certain conscience.

CaiaphasBass (C2-F4)   Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest of Jerusalem who, according to Biblical accounts, sent Jesus to Pilate for his execution.

AnnasTenor (G2-D5)   Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat

Peter Baritone (G2-G4)   One of Jesus' 12 apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus' arrest to save himself

Simon Zealotes Tenor (G3-B4)   One of Jesus' 12 apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans

King HerodBaritone   The King of Galilee; Jesus is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate