Godspell  






Directed by
Jacob Sapp

Assistant Director
Brad D. Fowler

Music Director
Blake Dunn



PRODUCTION DATES:  


Fri, April 12th, 2019 - 7:00pm
Sat, April 13th, 2019 - 2:00 & 7:00pm
Sun, April 14th, 2019 - 2:00pm




PERFORMANCE LOCATION:  


Enrichment Center Stage



Prepare ye for the timeless tale of friendship, loyalty and love based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses 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.



Auditions for Godspell will be held at the Enrichment Center Stage, 205 Spalding Drive, December 8th & 9th. Each person must read dialogue provided at the audition and sing the song(s) from the show listed in the requirements below.
    Audition Dates, Times & Ages:
  • Saturday, December 8th from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, December 9th from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Audition Ages - 13 & Up (See Character Breakdown Below)




Character Description

Jesus Male Age 18 & Up.     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.

John The Baptist/Judas Male Age 16 & Up.     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.

Nick Male Age 13 & Up.     Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina, recorder and guitar.

Telly Male Age 13 & Up.     Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings "All Good Gifts" he must be a very good singer.

George Male Age 13 & Up.     The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations.

Anna Maria Female Age 13 & Up.     A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song "Day by Day."

Lindsay Female Age 13 & Up.     The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what's going on.

Uzo Female Age 13 & Up.     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.

Morgan Female Age 16 & Up.     Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the "sexy" one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna (who in fact once played this role.)

Celisse Female Age 13 & Up.     The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. In the 2012 Broadway revival, she played several instruments, including conga, ukulele and guitar.




 




Audition Song Requirements - Here is a breakdown of what you are required to sing for each role at the audition:

Jesus: Alas For You

John/Judas: All for the Best

George/Nick: We Beseech Thee

Telly: All Good Gifts

Ensemble: Any of the songs listed below



All Female Leads - Please be prepared to sing TWO of the following:
  • Turn Back, Oh Man
  • Learn Your Lessons Well
  • Bless The Lord
  • By My Side


 




Audition Songs - Click to play or right-click and select "Save Target As" to save:



Reference Tracks

Prepare Ye

 

Alas For You

Save The People

Day By Day

Learn Your Lessons Well

Bless The Lord

All Good Gifts

Turn Back, O Man

By My Side

We Beseech Thee

Beautiful City

On The Willows

All For The Best

 
  Without Vocals

Prepare Ye 1

Prepare Ye 2

Alas For You

Save The People

Day By Day

Learn Your Lessons Well

Bless The Lord

All Good Gifts

Turn Back, O Man

By My Side

We Beseech Thee

Beautiful City

On The Willows

All For The Best Part 1

All For The Best Part 2




Click here for song lyrics