Audition Information for Jesus Christ Superstar
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Lyrics by Tim Rice
Presented by T.A.O.D.S.
Artistic Team: Helen Clarkson and Emma Cook
The greatest story ever told is the most famous rock opera of all time.
Jesus Christ Superstar is loosely based on the Gospel's account of the last 7 Days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, beginning with his arrival into Jerusalem and ending with the Crucifixion.
Here, the myth and the man are explored to reveal an all‐too‐human soul, troubled and doubting, as well as the fickle nature of those closest to him, the whims of those who judge him, the heartache of a woman who loves him and the motives of the man who ultimately betrays him.
First staged on Broadway in 1971, Jesus Christ Superstar is an immortal of musical theatre. Audiences around the globe have thrilled to its unforgettable soundtrack with songs such as ‘Heaven On Their Minds’, ‘I Don't Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and the iconic anthemic signature tune.
With a modern, twenty‐first‐century re‐staging, Harlequin Musical Theatre’s Jesus Christ Superstar will give you an experience to remember.
Mandatory Dates (Must be Available)
Wednesday 11th October 2017
Saturday 4th November 2017
Auditions from 10am at Todmorden Hippodrome
Tuesday 9th January 2018
Full Call - first Rehearsal
Thursday 19th April 2018
Act 1 Tech Rehearsal
Friday 20th April 2018
Act 2 Tech Rehearsal
Sunday 22nd April 2018
Singing with band (am) Dress Tech full run (pm)
Monday 23rd April 2018
Dress Rehearsal - Full Run
Tuesday 24th - Saturday 28th April 2018
If you know you cannot make any of the above dates then
please list below as this may affect casting
Rehearsals will be scheduled for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Please note: We will only audition paid up members or lapsed and potential new members who have completed their membership application form before the auditions.
To complete the form you will need your bank details including the address. If you are one of the latter and you subsequently decide not to join us for this production then we will NOT process your application unless you request us to do so.
The following are the conditions for accepting a part in this production. You will
- be a paid up member of TAODS,
- attend all Tech and Dress rehearsals,
- pay £25 deposit for a script which will be refunded if script is returned clean, with all your markings erased before the end of the final performance. Preferred payment is by cheque made out to T.A.O.D.S. and dated 20:April:2016,
- provide your own undergarments, hosiery and basic colour footwear,
- make any necessary, minor alterations to costumes as provided,
- provide basic items of everyday clothing if requested.
Things you need to know… All roles available in Jesus Christ Superstar are limited to Age 16 and above. The ensemble for Jesus Christ Superstar is a mix of ages and while there will be a requirement for a small group of dancers the emphasis for the production numbers will be on singers. Diversity is encouraged and all ethnic groups are welcome to audition.
Rehearsals… will commence for Jesus Christ Superstar on Tuesday 9th Januaryand you must be prepared to commit to rehearsals as required. If for any reason you may not be able to attend any of the rehearsals, please detail this on your audition form which needs to be handed in prior to auditioning and this will be considered in the audition process.
Rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar will generally be…
- Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30pm‐10pm and will take place at the Hippodrome
- There will also be Sundays which are during the afternoon and start a little nearer the show
Thursday 19th April Act 1 Technical 7.30 – 10.00
Friday 20th April Act 2 Technical 7.30 - finish
Sunday 22nd April Singing with the band 10 – 12
Dress/Tech 3 – finish
Monday 23rd April Dress – time as called
We want you to be able to relax and enjoy the audition experience, so please be prepared and put everything you’ve got into your audition. This is one show that passion really counts and it will show us that you’ve put some thought and commitment into it.
To audition for Jesus Christ Superstar you must complete the expression of interest form (Left).
We are seeking male and female singers for all positions.
Jesus Christ : Tenor
Protagonist of the story, leader of the twelve Apostles, and son of God, Messiah and King of the Jews. This 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
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
A female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him. Keep in mind, if you're preparing her music, that she might not be sentimental or soft. She's had a hard life, and 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
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.
Caiaphas : Bass
Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest of Jerusalem who, according to Biblical accounts, sent Jesus to Pilate for his execution.
Annas : Tenor
Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat
Peter : Baritone
One of Jesus' 12 apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus' arrest to save himself
Simon Zealotes : Tenor
One of Jesus' 12 apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans
King Herod : Baritone
The King of Galilee; A Self Proclaimed King, Jesus is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate
Security & Guards
Overture / Hosanna / Simons Song Festival Style Dancing & Movement
Temple Dancers Tasteful Burlesque Style Dancing