Friday, June 22, 2012

GODSPELL Auditions in Chicago


Directed by M. William Panek
with Musical Direction by Katie Colby
and Choreography by Daniel Spagnuolo
Saturday, July 7, 2012 
12pm-6pm
Theatre Momentum
1800 W. Cornelia
Chicago, IL 60657
Monday, July 9, 2012 
7pm-10pm
Location T.B.D.
We are looking for a diverse cast (age, ethnicity) of strong musicians and storytellers who can showcase their personality through unique musical talents.

**Note: This is not a traditional musical theater audition**

Please go to http://www.brownpaperbox.org/auditions.html for more information.
Prepare one 32-bar cutting showcasing the best you have to offer. If possible, please accompany yourself.  We will have a piano accompanist available. All genres of music welcome. Please do not sing from Godspell.

We also ask that you prepare a 30 second monologue, story, or joke. 
For an audition please email the following to godspell@brownpaperbox.org:
1.) Your availability for both audition days
2.) H/R
3.) If you need an accompanist or what instrument you will be playing
Rehearsals start August 13th and will be held Sun-Wed from 7:30pm - 10pm
Performances at Collaboraction Theatre from Sept 20 - October 7, 2012 

There is a stipend for your involvement.
Character Breakdown
JESUS -- Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow. Tenor High G#
JOHN THE BAPTIST/JUDAS -- He has attributes of both Biblical figures: he is both Jesus? lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, he is also charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. Usually played by someone handsome and masculine, with an undertone of sexuality. He is the most "serious" and intellectual of the group, though as with all the actors, he must still possess a good sense of physical comedy. Baritone E
JEFFREY -- Very high energy. Impish and playful. Tenor High D (falsetto)
LAMAR -- Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Tenor High A
HERB -- The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations. Can be a little older or more heavy-set. Baritone E
ROBIN -- A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Alto.
JOANNE -- The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what's going on. Soprano High A
PEGGY -- The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. Has an "earth mother" kind of warmth to her. Alto.
SONIA -- Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the "sexy" one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on. Low Alto (D below middle C)
GILMER -- The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. Mezzo.

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