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Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar – Non-Equity National Tour

Troika Entertainment will hold open calls for the 2008-2009 non-Equity national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Ted Neeley in the title role. Directed by Dallett Norris; choreographed by Arlene Philips; musical director: Phil Edwards; casting by Dave Clemmons Casting. Rehearsals begin October 27, 2008; tour opens December 2008 and is booked through July 2009. Jesus Christ Superstar is a dramatized version of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Jesus of Nazareth [understudy only] – Male, 25-35. Rock Tenor (low Bb to high E, with pop falsetto to high G). The quietly powerful leader of the poor and downtrodden, he is intense, compassionate, driven, and sincere. Must have a strong, charismatic presence.

Judas Iscariot– Male 20-40. Rock Tenor (low D to high C). Intense and conflicted, he loves Jesus deeply but ultimately betrays him. He is idealistic, highly intelligent, and increasingly disillusioned.

Mary Magdalene – Female, 20-late 30s. Pop-Rock Mezzo (low G# to High A). Streetwise and tough, she is fascinated by Christ and ferociously protective of him. Must be very attractive and in great physical shape.

Caiaphas – Male, 30-60. Bass (D below low D to middle F). Head Jewish High Priest. He is strong, cerebral, monolithic. Menacing physical presence.

Annas – Male 25-40. Tenor (low F to high C#). High Priest, second only to Caiaphas. Shrewd, coldly calculating, and manipulative.

Pontius Pilate – Male 30-60. Baritone or Tenor (low A to high Bb). Roman governor with strong, stoic presence. Very oriented towards law and order and is conflicted and reluctant to play a role in the persecution of Christ.

King Herod – Male 35-60. Baritone/Tenor (low B to middle G). Puppet ruler – petulant, spoiled, larger than life. Can turn on a dime from amusing eccentric to truly dangerous madman.

Peter – Male, 20-40. Baritone/Tenor (low Bb to high G). Gentle apostle who betrays Jesus but eventually finds his strength and becomes a stabilizing force among the Apostles.

Simon Zealotes – Male 18-30. Rock Tenor (low Bb to high G). Youthful, exuberant, idealistic, and increasingly militant.

Male Ensemble – excellent pop/rock singers who move very well to play Apostles, Priests and to understudy the principal roles.

Female Ensemble – excellent pop/rock singers who dance or move very well to portray Soul Sisters and others. All women must be very attractive and in great physical shape.

Open Call for Male Singers
Monday September 8, 2008

Open Call for Female Singers
Tuesday September 9, 2008

Location: Ripley Grier Studios (520 8th Ave)

Please prepare 16-bars of pop or rock song (with sheet music in the appropriate key) that shows off range, and bring your book. If you are auditioning for a specific role, please have that material prepared as well (available on our website at www.clemmonscasting.com). All auditioning MUST bring sheet music for a piano accompanist AND a current headshot/resume, stapled together.

All positions paid. Minimum salary $350/week plus travel, housing, per diem and health insurance. Specifically seeking all ethnicities for all roles.

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