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Auditions for the production of Jesus Christ Superstar

Post Date:06/01/2017 11:02 AM

Buena Park, Calif. - Calling all local performers! The City of Buena Park's Fine Arts Division is holding auditions for this season's Civic Theatre production of "Jesus Christ Superstar".

uditions will be held on Saturday, June 3 at Archway Theatre and Saturday, June 10 at the Buena Park Community Center for lead, supporting and ensemble roles. Bring your headshot, resume and mp3 accompaniment to sing 32 bars of music.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Archway Theatre
10509 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

Saturday, June 10, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Callbacks: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Buena Park Community Center
6688 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90621

Rehearsals will begin Saturday, June 17 and take place in North Hollywood and Buena Park evenings and weekends. Performance dates are Fridays and Saturdays in August at 7 p.m.

"Jesus Christ Superstar", the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, comes to Buena Park! This 1970's rock opera featuring iconic music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice is loosely based on the Gospel's accounts of the last week of Jesus' life. The high-energy production mixes together a variety of musical styles, from rock and folk to funk and gospel. It is a must-see this summer!


Jesus Christ (Lead): Male, 25-35 tenor (A2-G5) Leader of the twelve disciples, a man called the "Son of God" and "King of the Jews"; battling humanity vs. divinity; charismatic, incendiary rock icon; long hair ideal; rock tenor; the guy everybody wants to get behind; rebellious, decisive and passionate.

Judas Iscariot (Lead): Male, 25-35 tenor (D3-D5) One of the twelve apostles of Jesus; certainly not an evil man; concerned for the poor and the consequences of Jesus' fame; not very sensitive; supremely entitled; the kind of guy you might like if you're in his entourage.

Mary Magdalene (Lead): Female, 25-35 mezzo-soprano (F3-E#5) Female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him; a breath of fresh air; Jesus' new opener; sometimes comes across as green, but full of insight; faces adversity with grace and bravery.

Pontius Pilate (Lead): Male, 30-60 baritenor (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; level-headed to a fault and deeply compassionate; a teddy bear with a lot of responsibility and gravitas; reaches his breaking point with Jesus.

Caiaphas (Lead): Male, 30-60 bass (C#2-F4) One of the main antagonists of the show; he is the high priest who sees Jesus as a threat to the nation; high priest who would sooner see his people bury their heads in the sand than speak up against oppression; finds himself trapped between a rock and a hard place with the Jesus situation; not a villain but very shrewd.

Annas (Supporting): Male, 18-35 countertenor (G2-D5) 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; scheming colleague of Caiaphas; he'd stir the pot and endanger peoples lives just to see what happens.

Peter (Supporting): Male, 18-35 (A2-G4) One of Jesus' twelve apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus' arrest to save himself; more grounded than Judas or Simon; he'd be Jesus' go-to guy if Judas and Mary didn't have all his attention.

Simon Zealotes (Supporting): Male, 18-35 tenor (G3-B4) One of Jesus' twelve apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans; single-minded devotee of Jesus; all about Jesus' message, but he lacks Jesus' temperament and Judas' foresight; dynamite but a lot to handle.

King Herod (Supporting): Male, 30-55 tenor (C#3-G4) King of Galilee; Jesus is brought to him for judgement after first being taken to Pilate.

Ensemble (Supporting): Males & Females, 13-40; Up to 15 members, covers key roles as priests, disciples, soul girls, angels, crowd, lepers, vendors, mob and Roman Guards.

For more information, please call (714) 562-3868.




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