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Auditions for Godspell
January 23, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Theatre Denton is holding auditions for Godspell, conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Directed by Mandy Sanders with music direction by Becky McCollum and Jett Cheek. Auditions and performances will be held at Campus Theatre located at 214 W. Hickory in Denton.
Audition dates are Sunday, January 23 and Monday, January 24 from 7-10pm by appointment.
Performance dates are April 1-3 at 7:30pm, April 8 at 7:30pm, April 9 at 2pm and 7:30pm, and April 15-17 at 7:30pm.
Rehearsals will be held at the Black Box Theater at the Golden Triangle Mall until March 7.
About the Show:
GODSPELL depicts Jesus and his disciples in a contemporary setting telling different parables (based on those from the book of Matthew) by using a variety of games, pantomime, storytelling techniques, and hefty doses of physical comedy. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville to rock is employed. In Act I, these characters gradually become a strong community of core followers of Jesus.
Act II moves into the Passion elements of the journey of Jesus, as His messages of sacrifice, truth,
kindness and love come vibrantly to life. Led by the international hit “Day by Day” GODSPELL features a parade of beloved songs from its 50-year history including “All Good Gifts”, “By My Side”, “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord”, “Save the People”, “Light of the World”, “All for the Best”, and more.
Cast and crew members age 5 and older are REQUIRED to get a COVID vaccine, and a booster if eligible.
Dates: Sunday, January 23 and Monday, January 24 from 7-10pm by appointment
Auditionees will complete their application online and make an appointment for their audition, in that order.
Note: callback and dance/movement auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 25 from 7-10pm
Prepare: 16-32 bars of a song in the style of or from the show; an accompanist will be provided
*Please bring sheet music in the correct key, tracks will not be accepted for this audition*
Roles: 5 male and 5 female identifying roles available
The most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength.
He is the sort of person others instinctively follow.
John the Baptist/ Judas
Has the attributes of both biblical figures: he is both Jesus’ lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, he is also charismatic, but more
in an overt revolutionary way.
Cast Male Role 3
Very high energy. Impish and playful. Ability to play instruments a plus.
Cast Male Role 4
Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. Great sweetness and innocence
about him. Sings “All Good Gifts”
Cast Male Role 5
The comedian, the class clown. Must be great at voices and imitations.
Cast Female 1
A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Sings “Day by Day”
Cast Female 2
The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she
really understands what’s going on.
Female Cast 3
The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. Has
an “earth mother” kind of warmth to her.
Female Cast 4
Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also, the “sexy” one, but her sexiness
contains a large element of put-on.
Female Cast 5
Female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut up.
For more information, please call (940) 382-7014 or email Mandy Sanders at
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com