The Ovation Repertory Theatre is proud to announce auditions for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar.

Directed by Hal Friedman and Choreographed by Marvin Ramey, this production will be a re-imagining akin to the style of the recent Broadway smash hits like Hamilton and American Idiot.

The Ovation is looking for strong singers, actors, and dancers of any race and sex. This multi-cultural and diverse version of the piece will be opening all roles to anyone who is right, we will not be casting based on the traditional make-up of the roles. We are especially interested in finding performers with beat boxing skills, experience in hip-hop dance techniques, and anyone with unique skills or styles. The auditions are open to all and we are looking for a wide range of performers.

 

Cast Breakdown:

Jesus: high rock tenor
Judas: R&B tenor
Mary Magdalene: R&B belting soprano
Pilate: rock baritone
Peter: rock baritone
Ciaphas: Bass
Annus: rock tenor
Simon: rock tenor
Herrod: baritone

10 varied members of the chorus to play: Apostles, Roman Soldiers, and many other important features roles.

ALL WHO ATTEND AUDITIONS SHOULD BE PREPARED WITH 16 BARS OF A ROCK OR POP SONG. MUSIC FROM THE SHOW WILL BE PROVIDED IF YOU CHOOSE TO SING FROM THE SHOW. ALL MUST COME PREPARED TO DANCE.

Additional Audition details can be found here: https://theovationtheatre.com/event/auditions-jesus-christ-superstar/2017-04-01/

Location of Audition:

The Ovation Theatre

1622 19th Street, Bakersfield CA