Godspell Audition Notice
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014: The Bijou Theatre in Downtown Bridgeport is holding open call auditions for their April production of Godspell; Director: Maggie Pangrazio; Producer: One & Only Entertainment; Book by John Michael Tebelak; Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; Conceived and Originally Directed by John Michael Tebelak; Based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew.
When: Open call auditions will take place on Sunday, March 2nd from 4pm to 7pm and Monday, March 3rd from 6pm to 9pm. Actors will audition in order of arrival.
Where: All auditions will take place at The Bijou Arts Center, 277 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. The Bijou Arts Center is located on the second floor upon entering the glass door next to The Bijou Theatre Box Office. Ascend the stairs directly opposite the glass door. Signs will be posted.
What to prepare: All actors should bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience. Please prepare a short selection (no longer than 1 minute) of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is ok. Bring sheet music in the correct key—a capella singing is discouraged.
Callbacks: Callbacks, if needed, will take place on Wednesday, March 5th, beginning at 7pm.
REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE INFO: General rehearsal schedule ofGodspell is: Mondays-Thursdays from 6-10pm and some Sundays between 3-7pm. Rehearsals begin on or around March 16th. The show runs at The Bijou Theatre in Downtown Bridgeport, April 11-19.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Conceived and originally directed by John Michael Tebelak, with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, Godspell is one of the biggest off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz,Godspell boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, “Day By Day.” As the cast performs “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,” the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville, GODSPELL is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.
Diverse, ensemble show. Flexible casting and all roles featured. Each actor will bring his or her own personality traits to the character, All roles open. Non-Equity, no pay. All types and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.