Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director Kathy Connolly | Musical Director Eric Sayre | Choreographer Samantha Amaral | Assistant Director Victoria Keiser
What’s the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 50 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.
Mon, Dec 11, 5-10 pm
Callbacks: Sat, Dec 16, 12-5 pm
Dance auditions will be at the Callbacks.
March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 2024
Start on or around Jan 9 | Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sat evenings
Please prepare 32 bars of a rock song in the style of the show.An accompanist will be provided or please bring tracks for your selection.
PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com FOR AN AUDITION TIME and with any questions.
Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748
ALL ROLES AVAILABLE
Jesus Christ – Rock tenor; 20s- 40s. (B2-Ab4) Powerful falsetto/scream up to G5. The leader of the twelve Apostles.
Judas Iscariot – Rock tenor; 20s-40s. (E3-D4 (+) Full dynamic vocal range. They are concerned that fame is getting in the way of the message of social justice.
Mary Magdalene – Mezzo-Soprano; 20s –30s. (G#3-C5) Former prostitute, now follower of Jesus, grappling with her feelings and her faith.
Pontius Pilate – High Baritone; 30s – 40s. (A2-Bb4) A strong baritone with extended high register.
King Herod – High Baritone; 20s-40s. The King of Galilee.
Caiaphas – Low Bass; 30s – 40s. (C#2-F4) A strong bass with a baritone range. Strong Mover.
Annas – High Baritone; 30s – 40s. (E3-D5) Funky high rock/soul tenor, with a great flair for swing & groove. Strong Mover.
Simon Zealotes – Tenor; 30s – 40s. One of Jesus’ apostles.
Peter – Baritone; 18-40. One of Jesus’ apostles.
Soul Singers – Alto/Soprano
Apostles – All vocal ranges.
Ensemble – All Vocal Ranges 15+; Looking for singers/dancers who have an authentic feel for the music of the late 60s – early 70s rock music. The ensemble will play such roles as Prostitutes, Buyers and Sellers in the Temple, Lepers, Priests, Mob, Soul Sisters and Herod’s Harem.