Auditions Coming September 23 and 24 for “Godspell“
Main Street Youth Theatre is thrilled to announce auditions for our exciting fall production of Godspell directed by Phil Harris, music directed by Beth Corry, and choreographed by Nancy Hunter.
Godspellwas the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day by Day,” Godspellfeatures a parade of beloved songs, including “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” “All for the Best,” “All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “By My Side.”
A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’ life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.
Auditions will be held September 23 and 24 from 6:30 PM-9:00 PM at The Hilton Head Ballroom Dance Studio, 1300 Fording Island Rd., Bluffton, SC 29910. Most rehearsals will be at this location also. Performances will be at The Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island, November 12-24.
Godspell is known as an “ensemble show.” There is one male lead role, everyone else in the cast will play multiple roles. Parts are available for 20 people ages 16-36.
How to Prepare for Auditions
Prepare a short comic monolog (3 -5 minutes maximum). (A great source of comic monologues can be found if you simply Google “comic monologues). Funny voices and impressions are things we’re looking for as well. Make us laugh! Prepare a song not from the show, no more than 16 bars. Bring your own tracks, sheet music (we provide the accompanist), or be prepared to sing a-Capella. It is important that you “sell” your song in your audition.
Dress comfortably and be prepared to move. You will be taught some dance moves.
Formal headshots are not required. If you can bring a photo of yourself dressed as you are for the audition tonight that will be best. Otherwise, we’ll take a photo at the audition. Although a theatrical resume is not required if you have one, please bring it.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact our director, Phil Harris, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you include your phone number in your email, he will call you back.