FMCT invites you to audition for its upcoming musical production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
This production is open to high school and college-aged artists.
Please sign up for BOTH the dance call and a vocal audition. You do not need to do both parts of your audition on the same day, but you do need to complete both auditions to be cast.
Audition Dates: April 15 = 3:30-6:00PM (5-minute vocal slots); 6:00-7:00PM (dance call) April 16 = 4:00-5:00PM (dance call); 5:00-6:30PM (5-minute vocal slots)
Callbacks: April 22, 4:00-7:00PM
Audition Material: Prepare 60-90 seconds of any song of your choice that demonstrates your vocal range. Songs reminiscent of the show and/or the rock opera genre are especially encouraged. An accompanist will be provided. Wear clothes you are comfortable moving in for the dance call. No prior experience is required or expected.
Jesus Christ Superstar
Read about the show here.
Program Dates: July 1-August 2, 2019
Rehearsals: Monday-Thursday, 9:00a-4:30pm. Tech rehearsals (beginning July 22) will require evening availability in addition to regular rehearsal hours.
Performances: July 26, 27, 30, 31, August 1 & 2 at 7:30 PM; July 28 at 2:00 PM
Creative Team: Director - Adam Pankow, Music Director - Karen Hamilton, Choreographer - Patrick Kasper, Orchestra Director - Jason Carlson
Participation Fee: $100. Scholarships and payment plans available.
Character Breakdown: Available characters exist for all ages and genders. Gender-blind casting will be considered for principal, featured, and ensemble roles.
Jesus Christ: As much a pop culture idol as a religious leader; driven, charismatic, attractive, sincere; has a greater understanding of the dangers and matters at hand than any of his followers.
Judas Iscariot: Jesus’ strategic confidante; dedicated, passionate, conflicted, unshakably practical; torn between an aggressive sense of self-preservation and the ideals of Jesus’ religious movement.
Mary Magdalene: struggles with aligning her worldly past with Jesus’ message; hopeful, steadfast, fragile, sweet with an edge.
Pontius Pilate: Roman Governor; calculated, thoughtful, adept at handling pressure, not quick to use the gravity of his power.
Caiaphas: High Priest of the Pharisees; at the top of a crumbling system and violently resistant to conceding his place; cold, severe, strategic.
Annas: Caiaphas’s main lacky.
Peter: One of the 12 apostles; denies Jesus three times after Jesus’s arrest in order to save his reputation.
Simon Zealotes: One of the 12 apostles; a particularly enthusiastic supporter of the anarchist aspect of Jesus’ mission; reckless, extreme, ready for an uprising.
Herod: King of Galilee responsible for determining the fate of its Jewish captives; corrupt, condescending, decadent, charming with a sneer.
Large singing and dancing ensemble consisting of Lepers, Cured Lepers, Merchants, Apostles, Soldiers, Judas's Tormentors, Reporters, Temple Ladies, and Soul Girls.
Any questions, please contact FMCT Artistic Director, Adam Pankow, at [email protected]