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The Augusta Players Announces CHILDREN’S CHOIR AUDITIONS For the EPIC production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Opening the 80th Anniversary for TheAP!

Featuring a 40+ piece onstage orchestra, Cast of 20,

Adult Choir of 20, Children’s Choir of 20.

 

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Tim Rice

 

Production Team

Music Director / Co-Director: Scott Seidl

Choreographer / Co-Director: Ashley Chasteen

Associate Director: Shantelle Wheeler

Assistant Director: Casey Cryan

Video Designer: Mike Grigsby

Scenic Designers: Kevin Reynolds, Scott Seidl, Mike Grigsby, Bethany Harwell

Costume Designer: Aaron Kubacak

Asst. Costume Designer: Johanna Groves

Lighting Designer: Ben Rawson

Assistant Music Director / Contractor: Paul Barton-Jones

Children’s Choir Director: Lori Van Lenten

Production Stage Manager: Ashley Gambill

Stage Manager: Amy Patton

Assistant Stage Manager: Lilia Jones

 

Audition Date

May 30th, 2024 – Children’s Choir

 

Performance Dates: October 4, 5, 6 – 2024

(See additional dates below)

 

THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF INFORMAITON HERE

P L E A S E   R E A D   A L L   O F   IT

 

Looking for:

Performers Ages 9 to 12 for Children’s Choir. Young people with a passion for story-telling. Patient. Take direction well.

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR – AUDITIONS WILL TAKE PLACE MAY 30th, FROM 4PM to 8PM

This will be an open call. Singers will be seen in the order that they arrive and sign-in.

Auditions will take place at VOCE 118 N Belair Rd suite 3, Evans, GA 30809.

The song HOASANNA from the show will be used.

 

Please read this whole audition notice before calling The Augusta Players.

 

If you cannot attend the in-person auditions:

Video submissions accepted until 4PM on MAY 30th

Please email video submissions or YouTube links to: s.seidl@augustaplayers.org

Videos should include:

 

SINGING:

Please prepare the audition section of the song HOSANNA. You can download that sheet music here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Fp9LMdE4EhOuUUiVOXkb-_C_KMd3H4Nq?usp=share_link

 

You can find accompaniment tracks for the entire show here: https://soundcloud.com/matt_adcock/sets/jesus-christ-superstar-full

 

Please bring personal calendars and be prepared to list all conflicts over the summer and (Mondays-Sundays) beginning with August 11, 2024 – October 6, 2024. Please do not assume that we know when any general holidays are (ie., school breaks, etc) and plan to list those as conflicts if you will be out of town or otherwise engaged. Conflicts must be noted at the audition and will influence casting. Only conflicts noted at the audition will be taken into consideration. NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED FROM September 19 – October 6.

Conflicts added after the show is cast will not be accepted.

 

MORE:

To learn more about the show explore these links:

https://www.concordtheatricals.com/p/44748/jesus-christ-superstar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesus_Christ_Superstar

 

ABOUT TheAP80 PRODUCTION OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

This production will open the 80th Anniversary Season: “Finding Home” for The Augusta Players.

Rehearsals will vary depending on the role in which someone is cast.

 

The rehearsal schedule will be built around the conflicts of the cast to the best of our ability. Dancers will rehearse over the summer. Cast rehearsals will begin mid-August. Choir and Children’s Choir rehearsals will begin late August.

 

The full company will be needed with no absences on these dates:

September 19, 20, 22 – 25: Rehearsals

September 26: Special Run-through

September 29 – October 2:  Technical / Dress Rehearsals

October 3: Special Dress Rehearsal

October 4, 5, 6: Performances.

 

The production will feature:

  • The full symphonic version of the musical score.
  • An onstage orchestra of 40 + musicians.
  • A cast of 20
  • An additional adult choir of 20 singers.
  • A children’s choir of 20 singers.
  • + 6 dancer-only roles.
  • Video content projecting onto the walls and ceiling of the theater and onstage.
  • Scenic design that is packed with surprises.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Borrowing from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the musical tells the story of Judas through the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life. As the show opens, apostle Judas Iscariot is growing concerned that Jesus’ followers will be perceived as a threat to the occupying Roman Empire. Indeed, priests Caiaphas, Annas and more gather and agree that Jesus and his movement must be crushed. An exalted Jesus arrives in Jerusalem only to find the temple filled with unsavory merchants and money lenders. Overrun by a flood of people needing his help, he tells them to heal themselves, and his confidante Mary Magdalene has to calm him down.

 

Judas, fearing the movement is getting out of Jesus’ control, goes to the Romans and tells them Jesus will be in the Garden of Gethsemane the following night. He receives 30 pieces of silver as payment. At the Garden, Judas arrives with Roman soldiers and identifies Jesus. Jesus is then arrested and sent to Caiaphas, then Pontius Pilate and finally King Herod, who condemns him to death.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

 

CHILDREN’S CHOIR

20 young voices. Limited rehearsals. Singers with a passion for the story. Good intonation.

Auditionees are encouraged to sing #7 “Hosanna” from letter A to letter B.

 

ALL ADULT ROLES HAVE BEEN FILLED

ORCHESTRA of 40+ These chairs have all been filled.

 

If you still have questions, please contact The Augusta Players at

706-826-4707, M-F, 10AM-4PM

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