Theo Ubique is now accepting submissions from non-Equity actors for our 2020 production of GODSPELL.
This immensely successful rock opera needs little introduction, but when it was first produced on Broadway in 1971 it broke new ground in its stage treatment of the historical Jesus Christ. Based on the Gospel according to St Matthew it deals with the last days of Jesus, and includes dramatized versions of several well-known parables. And yet it is something more - a religious experience, a demonstration of joy, and a celebration of the family of man. The cast are conceived as clowns, improvising scenery and costumes, and using many well-known theatrical devices, pantomime vaudeville and varied musical styles to interpret one of humanity's greatest events.
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Michael Tebelak
Direction by Christopher Pazdernik
Music Direction by Jeremy Ramey
Choreography by Jenna Schoppe
ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE:
ROLES: Seeking 10 strong contemporary vocalists who feel "othered" by society in some way: by race, gender, body type, sexuality, age, etc.
Auditions will be held in Rogers Park
Rehearsals begin: April 13, 2020
Previews begin: June 5, 2020
Opening: June 15, 2020
Closing: July 26, 2020
Shows Run: Thurs at 7:30, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 7:30, Sun at 7
Material To Prepare:
Please prepare 32 bars (1-minute max) of a musical theater piece (and a second, if asked) in the style of the show that reflects your otherness. Please also prepare a Biblical parable as a monologue (1-minute max), retold through your own personality and comic sensibility. Improv, clowning, part-singing and/or riffing experience a plus!