Jesus Christ Superstar - Equity Video Submissions (Principal) (Deadline: 10.26.21)

 

Jesus Christ Superstar - Equity Video Submissions (Principal) (Deadline: 10.26.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

ACT of Connecticut
Ridgefield, CT

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
SPT
$451 weekly minimum (plus health and pension)

New Equity minimum weekly rate as of Dec 27th, 2021 - June 5, 2022 - $465 / week minimum (SPT 5)

PERSONNEL
Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by: Tim Rice
Artistic Director: Daniel C. Levine (viewing all auditions)
Executive Director: Katie Diamond
Producing Director: R. Erin Craig
Music Supervisor: Bryan Perri
Choreographer: Sara Brians
Music Director: Jeffrey Campos
Casting - Wojcik | Seay Casting : Scott Wojcik, Gayle Seay, Holly Buczek and/or Courtney Hammond (viewing auditions)

OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal: o/a Saturday February 26th, 2022
1st preview: March 24th, 2022
Opening: March 26th, 2022
Closing: April 17th, 2022

OTHER
RT transportation provided from theater in Ridgefield, CT to/from NYC (during tech rehearsals, housing will be provided in CT)

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

SEEKING
Equity actors for principal roles in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (see breakdown).

BREAKDOWN

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

NOTE ABOUT THE PRODUCTION:
This will not be a traditional production of SUPERSTAR (it will not be set in biblical times). For context, think Handmaid’s Tale; a time in the not-so-distant dystopian future, where a fundamentalist regime (that treats women as property of the state) is in the early stages of creating a totalitarian society and overthrowing the country as we know it. Jesus (and his followers) are part of a resistance movement opposing this regime. Mary, a prisoner of the regime, is freed and joins Jesus and his followers in the resistance. This cast should feel like “real people” (as opposed to polished musical theater performers). Acting is AS IMPORTANT as singing! The cast will be a group of people who are totally unique with lots of personality and who make interesting, brave, and bold choices. ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT UNLESS SPECIFICALLY NOTED IN THE DESCRIPTIONS.

PRINCIPALS:
This production will be physical and active, and all actors must be comfortable with climbing, with being on their knees (at times), and with quick costume changes. Please do not submit for consideration if you have any fear of heights or do not feel as though you will be able to handle the basic physical requirements that will be asked of you during this production.

JESUS - Rock tenor; 20s- 30s. Chest voice B2-Ab4, powerful falsetto/scream up to G5. Has a well-rounded voice that also has a super extended upper register- virtuosity coupled with sensitive musicianship a must. Has a mature and grounded sense about him. He is the leader of the resistance movement. Shows leadership, confusion, strength, vulnerability, and optimism, often at the same time.

JUDAS - Rock/tenor; 20s-30s. (E3-D4 (+); Has an agile and sensitive voice with access to extremely high registers across a full dynamic range. He is concerned that Jesus's teachings and the rising resistance movement will lead to deadly consequences.

MARY - Belt mezzo; 20s –30s. (G#3-C5) Alternative/true rock vocal stylists. This is not a traditional musical theatre ingenue singer. Effectively communicates her solo as more than just a simple love song. Comfortable moving. Mary is a freed prisoner of the fundamentalist regime who joins Jesus and the resistance. She finds herself falling in love with him. Shows grace, stability, weakness and compassion.

HEROD - High Baritone, 30s-50s (C#3-G4). The “King”. Jesus is brought to him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate. Can go from 0 to 100 just like that. Unpredictable, hysterical, and at times scary.

PILATE - 30s-40s, Baritone A2-B4. The “Governor”. A man of his time and a leader capable of great brutality, yet also a man of a certain conscience. Foresees the events of Jesus’s death from beginning to aftermath in a dream, and finds himself being presented with that very situation. Dynamic range. Constant internal struggle.

CAIAPHAS - 30s-40s. Male identifying. Low bass (C#2-F4) High ‘priest’ and leader of the regime. A strong bass with a baritone extension. Sends Jesus to Pilate for his execution.

ANNAS – Female identifying. 20s-40s. Excellent singer (C4-D5). Fellow female priest’ at the side of Caiaphas (who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat). Part of the regime, she is intent on stopping Jesus and the followers of the resistance.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
See submission instructions at https://wscasting.com/jesus-christ-superstar-at-act-epa-and-ecc-info/

Deadline: 10/26/2021

SUBMIT TO
EPAforACT@gmail.com

Union

AEA

SALARY

SPT $451 weekly minimum (plus health and pension) New Equity minimum weekly rate as of Dec 27th, 2021 - June 5, 2022 - $465 / week minimum (SPT 5)