Jesus Christ Superstar Auditions

Director: Samantha Heskett
Musical Directors: Daniel Heskett and Will Conway
Choreographer: Remy Noonan

Altona City Theatre proudly announces auditions for their July production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Rock Opera "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Audition Dates:
Monday 30th March from 7:30pm
Tuesday 31st March from 7:30pm

Dance Audition: Monday 6th April from 6:30pm-8pm
(You will be informed at your vocal audition if you are required to attend a dance audition on this day)

Callbacks: Monday 6th April following the dance audition (if required)

Auditions will be held at:
Altona Theatre: 115 Civic Parade, Altona

Meet & greet and first rehearsal will be on Sunday 19th April.
Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Wednesday nights (7:30pm – 10:30pm) and on Sunday afternoons (1pm – 5pm). Please note these times are indicative and will be finalised by the first rehearsal; not all cast members will be required at all rehearsals.
A compulsory rehearsal camp will be held on 12th-14th June

Rehearsals will be held at the Altona Theatre (115 Civic Parade, next to the Altona Civic Centre)
Production week will be 5th – 9th July 2020.
Performances will be on the weekends from 10th – 25th July 2020 at the Altona Theatre

To book an audition click here and fill out the online form
Please note that some delays in confirming your booking may be experienced due to the anticipated volume of bookings

Audition Requirements

This production has a minimum age of 18 years for all cast members at the time of audition.

Vocal:

You will be required to prepare one song in the style of the show (musical theatre or pop/rock). Please consider the style of the show and the character(s) you are auditioning for when choosing a song – it should be fun and show your vocal range!

Please bring sheet music and our multi-talented piano player will play it for you. The sheet music must be in the desired key (we will not transpose), and please write in any slight edits you may need.

Please note that a’capella singing and backing tracks will not be accepted. Part of the audition may require a vocal range test.

Acting:

At the audition you may be given some script excerpts to read. Of course, acting is not just something you do with words, your acting during the singing will also be considered!

Dancing:

If notified during your vocal audition, you will be required to attend a dance call on Monday 6th April. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear (no open toe shoes are allowed).

Lastly:

Don’t be nervous – we will try and make the process as enjoyable as possible.

Relax. Enjoy. Don’t worry if you mess up – we want to see what you CAN do, and we will conveniently ignore any mistakes you make.
PS Learn your song off by heart! Extra points are always awarded for people who are prepared! :)

Character Descriptions

All ages listed are to be considered “stage age” and not indicative of performers actual age

Judas (Male) – 20-30
Jesus’ strategic confidante; dedicated, passionate, conflicted, unshakably practical; torn between an aggressive sense of self-preservation and the ideals of Jesus’ religious movement; Rock Tenor – low D to high E

Jesus (Male) – 20-30
As much a pop culture idol as a religious leader; driven, charismatic, attractive, sincere; has a greater understanding of the dangers and matters at hand than any of his followers; Rock Tenor – low Bb to high E

Mary Magdalene (Female) – 18-30
Struggles with aligning her worldly past with Jesus’ message; hopeful, steadfast, fragile, sweet with an edge; Folk Mezzo – low G# to B

Pontius Pilate (Male) – 30-40
Roman Governor; calculated, thoughtful, adept at handling pressure, not quick to use the gravity of his power; Rock Baritenor – low A to Bb

Caiphas (Male) – 30-50
High Priest of the Pharisees; at the top of a crumbling system and violently resistant to conceding his place; cold, severe, strategic; Bass – low C to middle F

Annas (Male) – 20-40
One of the main antagonists of the show. Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat. Annas can seem more conniving than Caiaphas. This role requires an actor that can show Disgust, Displeasure, and Loathing resistant to conceding his place; cold, severe, strategic; Countertenor (G2–D5)

Simon (Male) – 20-40
Particularly enthusiastic supporter of the anarchist aspect of Jesus’ mission; reckless, extreme, ready for an uprising; Rock Tenor

Peter (Male) – 20-40
One of Jesus’s twelve apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus’s arrest to save himself. Peter has an obsession with impatience. This role requires an actor that can show Tenacity, Worry, Impatience, and Regret. Baritone

Herod (Male) – 30-50
King of Galilee responsible for determining the fate of its Jewish captives; corrupt, condescending, decadent, charming with a sneer; Baritenor – low B to high B

Disciples, Priests, Ensemble 20-40
Must be singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings; must move very well; strong sight reading and musicianship skills a plus. There will also be a core dance group included in the ensemble.

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