Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Annivesary Tour – Jesus and Judas Open Call (Los Angeles)

Wojcik/ Seay Casting
New York, NY 10018
US

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Jesus Christ Superstar- 50th Anniversary Tour

AEA SETA TOUR – Category 1 /$1042.00 wk min

Jesus/ Judas roles – Negotiable

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
Rehearsal Date(s):Expected Sept, 2020
Opening Date(s): October 8,2020
Closing Date(s):  expected Summer 2021

Tour Location is USA/Canada – All talent must have a valid passport good through 12/31/21

Audition Date:  Monday January 20th, 2020. 4-pm to 5:30 pm.

Sign ups begin 3:30 and will end at 5.

Location: The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank CA 91502

Callbacks could be Multiple days within the first week of March. (Expected March 2 and /or 3) Must be available to attend callbacks, in person, to be considered. Callbacks are in NYC. There will also be rounds of self tapes for the team.

Seeking:  Actors for 20-21 Tour as well as future replacements for the current tour. 

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 Zeppelin, 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. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED

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.  

DURATION

September 13, 2020 – June 30, 2021

Union

AEA

SALARY

$1042.00 wk min

Audition Information

WHEN

January 20, 2020 at 6:01PM – 4pm – 6pm

Where

The Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third St., Burbank CA 91502

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please come prepared to sing a short rock song showing range. Bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. You may sing from the show. Have more than one selection prepared in case asked.

 

For the role of JESUS, if possible, please learn the song Gethsemene from the show and accompany yourself on guitar. It is not a requirement to learn the song, but a big plus. JESUS MUST PLAY GUITAR.

 

Link to sheet music can be found here:

 

https://wscasting.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/JESUS.pdf

  If you are interested in being seen for other roles, do not attend this call but please send a photo and resume along with any video of you singing appropriate material to this show to: JCSTourcasting@gmail.com