Jesus Christ Superstar (SETA) – NYC EPA (04.16.19) / Updated 04.05.19

Hosanna Tour LLC
Summit, NJ

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
Short Engagement Touring
Category 1 ($1012.00 wk current min)

PERSONNEL
Music & Lyrics: Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
Produced By: Stephen Gabriel, Work Light Productions
General Manager: Kevin Greene
Director: Timothy Sheader
Associate Director: Gina Rattan
Musical Director: Tom Deering
Associate Music Supervisor: Shawn Gough
Choreographer: Drew McOnie

Associate Choreographer: Ashley Andrews
Casting Director: Wojcik | Seay Casting

In attendance at EPA: Wojcik/ Seay
Casting: Scott Wojcik, Gayle Seay, Holly Buczek.

OTHER DATES
Rehearsal Date(s): 8/26/19
Opening Date(s): 10/1/19
Closing Date(s): Fall 2020 TBD

OTHER
Tour Location is USA/Canada – All talent must have a valid passport good through 12/31/20

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING
Equity actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming SETA Tour. See breakdown.

Equity Stage Manager positions are also available. See separate notice on casting call for submission info.

BREAKDOWN / Updated 04.05.19

Story line: One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock opera that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ’s followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk, and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high- energy dance and powerful storytelling.

The Production brings the focus back to the show’s origins as a rock concept album, emphasizing a rock concert aesthetic rather than musical theater. Specifically looking for outstanding singers who have an authentic feel, understanding & passion for the sound & music of late 60s/early 70s rock music. In particular The Beatles, Gloria Jones, Led Zepplin, Stevie Wonder, Carol King, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell & Pink Floyd. Performers with strong individual identity, ability to communicate beyond the fourth wall in a very large house and be free and creative during the rehearsal process. Instruments (especially guitar) a huge plus for all roles. ALL ETHNICITIES WELCOME

PRINCIPALS

[JESUS]
Rock tenor; 20s- 30s. Chest voice B2-Ab4, powerful falsetto/scream up to G5. This role demands a well-rounded baritone voice that also has a super extended upper register- virtuosity coupled with sensitive musicianship a must. Think James Taylor meets Steve Tyler.
A true “rock star”, comfortable addressing a group of 12 or an arena of 12,000. This role does not dance but must be comfortable moving. MUST SING WITH PRECISION. MUST PLAY GUITAR

[JUDAS]
Rock/soul tenor; 20s-30s. (E3-D4 (+). This role requires an agile and sensitive voice with access to extremely high registers across a full dynamic range. Stylistically drawing a great deal from soul music, useful reference points would be Stevie Wonder/Murray Head.
He is the antagonist of the show, concerned that fame is getting in the way of the message of social justice. Someone who can tell a story through a melody, with exquisite diction and intonation. This role does not dance but must be comfortable moving. MUST SING WITH PRECISION.

[MARY]
Belt mezzo; 20s –30s. (G#3-C5) VERY INTERESTED IN NON TRADITIONAL TALENT. ALTERNATIVE STYLE, TRUE ROCK VOCAL STYLISTS. THIS IS NOT A TRADITIONAL MT SOFT INGENUE SINGER. Former prostitute, now follower of Jesus, grappling with her feelings and her faith. Seeking singers who can communicate her solo as more than just a simple love song. This role does not dance but must be comfortable moving. Drawing its influence from early 70s pop, this role requires musical simplicity & excellent phrasing. Think Joni Mitchell/Carol King. MUST SING WITH PRECISION (No riffing required)

[PILATE]
Baritone or Baritenor; 30s – 40s. (A2-Bb4) A strong baritone with extended high register. Think Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant. A diverse musical journey through both acts requires a singer of great stillness, yet with the ability to tear the roof off in the final bars. MUST SING WITH PRECISION. MUST PLAY GUITAR.

[ANNAS]
Male; 30s – 40s. (E3-D5) Funky high rock/soul tenor, with a great flair for swing & groove. Shrill, tightly wound, sadistic high priest. Strong Mover. MUST SING WITH PRECISION.

[CAIAPHAS]
Male, low bass (C#2-F4). 30s – 40s. A strong bass with a baritone range. Must have great feel for groove & an astonishing musical presence. Should look and act very cool. Strong Mover. MUST SING WITH PRECISION

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

The Growing Studio
344 W. 38th St, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10018

WHEN
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare a song in the style of or from the show.
Please bring an updated photo and resume and please note any guitar / instrument skills.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult