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AUDITIONS

AUDITION LOCATION

WHAT’S THE BUZZ?
 

AUDITION DATES 

FRIDAY, MAY 3rd from 7:00-10:00 PM 
SATURDAY, MAY 4th from 7:00-10:00 PM 

Auditions are by appointment only.
To book your appointment, click the link below.

 

CALLBACKS

MONDAY, MAY 6th from 7:00-9:00 PM 

Callbacks are by invitation only. 
 

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KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
(132 Argyle St. North. Cambridge, ON.)
 

SHOW SYNOPSIS

Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ 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 Iscariot, Mary Magdalene as well as Christ’s disciples, followers and the Roman Empire. 
A timeless treasure, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 50 years with its unique rock score. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO AUDITION? 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is open to performers ages 14-30. 
 

Penny & Pound Theatre Productions is a safe and inclusive youth and young adult production company with a mission to offer the best in community arts and youth theatre education in the Region. We encourage full participation from performers identifying as members of the BIPOC community and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, as well as performers with disAbilities and those of all gender identities, social and economic backgrounds and beliefs. We are looking for enthusiastic performers with a keen knack for singing, acting, dancing or all three! No previous experience is necessary. All we ask is that auditionees enjoy creative challenges, are hardworking and have a love of the theatrical arts! 

WHAT TO PREPARE 

PLEASE PREPARE THE FOLLOWING: 
- A Broadway song in the style of Jesus Christ Superstar (rock, pop/contemporary) that showcases both your vocal and performance range


 

IMPORTANT DATES 

REHEARSALS | Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evenings from 7:00-10:00 PM 
PERFORMANCES | Labour Day Weekend 2024 in Cambridge, Ontario.
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

At Penny & Pound, it is our goal to make all performers feel as comfortable and confident as possible during the audition process. Below is a detailed account of what your audition will look like. 

  • Please arrive at the venue 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition slot. You will be greeted by a volunteer who will ask that you fill in an audition form and/or a photo release form. They will be welcome to answer any questions you might have about the company or show process. 

  • When your audition time comes, you will be asked to enter the audition room where you will be greeted by THE CREATIVE TEAM. This team will consist of THE DIRECTOR, STAGE MANAGER, MUSIC DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHY TEAM and PRODUCER. 

  • You will be asked to perform your song. If you are also auditioning for a dance role, you will be put in a small group and asked to perform a short choreography routine. 

  • After the audition, you will be welcome to ask THE CREATIVE TEAM any questions you might have about the company, vision or process.

  • In total, all auditions should take less than 25 minutes to complete. 

     


 

SHOW FEE

Those cast in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR are asked to pay a show fee of $200. Payments made me made in installments during the rehearsal period. 
As a not-for-profit, education-based company, Penny & Pound Theatre Productions rely on the support of grants and donors in order to operate. Program fees are used to cover the costs associated with producing a full-scale production, including (but not limited to): licensing rights, venue rental, sound and lighting rental, costuming, marketing and set construction. Program fees do not pay THE CREATIVE TEAM or STAFF. 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

* ALL ROLES IN JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ARE AVAILABLE 

JESUS CHRIST 
(Masculine; Tenor Belt: A2-G5) 

The leader of the twelve apostles; exudes peace, proclaims peace, lives peace. The spell he casts over his followers comes partly from pure simplicity and partly from their desire to adore him. Must be an excellent singer and actor. 


JUDAS ISCARIOT 
(Masculine; Tenor Belt: D3-D5) 
One of twelve apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and for the consequences of Jesus’ fame. A conflicted man, and powerfully passionate. 

MARY MAGDALENE 
(Feminine; Mezzo-Soprano: F3-Eflat5)

The female follower of Jesus who finds herself conflicted with emotions about his journey. 

PETER 
(Masculine; Baritenor: G2-G4) 

One of Jesus’ twelve apostles. Denies Christ three times upon the night of his arrest in order to save himself. 

SIMON ZEALOTES
(Masculine; Tenor: G3-B4; Dancer) 

One of Jesus’ twelve apostles. Urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the romans. High energy. 

CAIAPHAS 
(Masculine; Bass: C2-F4) 

The high priest of Jerusalem who, according to Biblical accounts, sent Jesus to Pilate for his execution. 

KING HEROD 
(Masculine; Tenor)
The King of Galilee; Jesus is brought to him for judgment after his first being taken to Pilate. Must be an excellent character actor/comedian. 

PONTIUS PILATE 
(Masculine; Baritone: A2-B4

Governor of Judea who foresees the events of Christ’s crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream, and finds himself presented with that very situation. This character is the most conflicted in the play, and must have a strong presence. 

ANNAS
(Masculine; Tenor: G2-D5)

Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded into seeing Christ as a threat.  

DISCIPLES 
(Any; SATB) 

Must be excellent singers. They make up the 12 apostles as well as lepers, townsfolk and merchants. 

DANCERS 
(Any; Non-Singing) 

Seeking a group of trained dancers to appear in various numbers, such as ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ ‘Heal Me, Christ,’ ‘Simon Zealotes’ and more. 







 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (2024) | AUDITION FORM

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