Jesus Christ Superstar
March 22 and 23, 2015 at 7 pm
Callbacks March 24

Seeking strong singers, ages 16 +, for the following cast:

Jesus Christ - Male, High Tenor. Protagonist of the story, leader of the twelve Apostles, and son of God, Messiah and King of the Jews. Portrays his spiritual ministry, as well as his personal experience and political role in the world.

Judas Iscariot - Male, High Tenor. One of the twelve apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and for the consequences of Jesus' fame. A tragic figure, conflicted man, and powerfully passionate. Desirous of being pure as Jesus is, and believes he is doing the right thing.

Mary Magdalene - Female, Mezzo. Follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him. A woman of great strength that tries in her way to care for Jesus, with tenderness and desire.

Pontius Pilate - Male Bari-Tenor. Governor of Judea who foresees the events of Jesus' crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream. One of the most complex characters in the play, a man of his time and a leader capable of great brutality, yet also a man of a certain conscience.

Caiaphas - Male Bass. Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest of Jerusalem who, according to Biblical accounts, sent Jesus to Pilate for his execution.

Annas - Male, High Tenor. Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat.

Peter - Male, Baritone. One of Jesus' 12 apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus' arrest to save himself.

Simon Zealotes - Male Tenor. One of Jesus' 12 apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans.

King Herod - Male Baritone. The King of Galilee; Jesus is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate

Male and female singing ensemble consisting of Priests, Lepers, Cured Lepers, Merchants, Soldiers, Judas's Tormentors, Reporters/Camera Operators and Soul Girls.

Please come prepared to sing 16 bars of a song that best exhibits your vocal abilities. Bring sheet music in the proper key. Do not prepare a song from this show. An accompanist will be provided.

Director: Billy Ensley
Music Director: Ellen Robison
Choreographer: Lisa Blanton

Performance dates: May 15 - May 31, 2015

Auditions for Theatre Charlotte's Student Theatre Guild production of "Hairspray" will be held Saturday, May 16 at 1 pm and Sunday, May 17 at 7 pm at Theatre Charlotte on Queens Road. The summer intensive rehearsals will be July 6-17 (weekdays) from 1-8 pm. Performances will be July 17-19. Any interested high school of college student is eligible to audition. The fee if selected to participate is $300.00 per student.

Please bring sheet music in the proper key and be prepared to sing 16 bars of a song that best exhibits your vocal abilities. An accompanist will be provided. All who audition will be expected to be dressed for movement for the dance portion of the audition. NO MONOLOGUE is necessary but you may be asked to read from the script or improvise a scene. Resumes and headshots appreciated but not required.

Please do not audition if you are unable to attend ALL rehearsals and performances.

General Information

Anyone interested in performing on stage at Theatre Charlotte is welcome to audition. For musicals, generally you will be required to prepare a song and bring the sheet music to the audition and come dressed to move. For non-musicals you will most likely be asked to read scenes from the script. Perusal copies of scripts are often available for those interested in auditioning. Rehearsals are usually held Sunday through Thursday evenings.