Strauss Theatre Center proudly announces Auditions for Godspell 2012 to kick off our 88th Season.

Open Audition Dates and Time
Sunday, June 23rd 6pm – 8pm
Monday, June 24th 6pm – 8pm
Auditions are held at Strauss Theatre 1300 Lamy Lane in Monroe.  

Godspell 2012 cast will consist of a small ensemble of 10 -12 cast members.  Auditions open to ages 16 – 50.

Please bring a prepared song of 16-32 bars from an existing musical. Select a song that is singable in your range. Please bring 2 copies of song sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

We also ask that you prepare a short (1 minute) memorized monologue of your choice. Something you can recite without reading.
You may be asked to read from the script.

Please wear comfortable clothes or bring a change of clothes for auditions.  You will be asked to move/dance on stage in a group setting.

Performance dates for Godspell are September 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14.
Directed by Terri Cunningham and Bob Chambless.
Choreographer – Megan Wilkens

Jesus (Charismatic, inspiring) (20-40) (Tenor)
Judas/ John the Baptist (Charismatic and revolutionary) (20-40) (Baritone)
Nick (High Energy, Impish and playful) (20-35) (Tenor)
Telly (Not the brightest, but there is an innocence about him.) (20-35) (Tenor)
George (The comedian-class clown) (20-35) (Tenor)
Anna Marie (A bit of a tomboy and sweet) (20-35) (alto)
Lindsay (Confident/ bit of a show off) (20-35) (Soprano)
Uzo (The Shy One) (20-35) (Alto)
Morgan Sassy and slightly cynical) (20-35) (Alto)
Celisse (Goofy and a bit of a class clown) (20-35) (mezzo/soprano)

Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak.
Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspell features a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
Boasting a score with chart-topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak) and a feature film, Godspell is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.

Godspell 2012 is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.