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Jesus Christ Superstar Auditions -Chicago, IL - Casting ID # 1577866
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Chicago, IL Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 08-09-18
Audition Date 01-02-19 Submission deadline 01-01-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Jesus Christ Superstar is one of the original rock operas. It is not clean and precise like say “Hamilton”. It is raw, passionate and messy. It is true 70s rock and the instrumentals are as important as the vocals. The story is specific but also universal in the struggle of power and truth. This production will focus on the universal, taking the last days of Jesus and moving them out of place and time focusing more on relationships and the human struggle. Musically we are aiming for the feel of the 1970 concept album (minus the symphony orchestra)


Role # 1 Jesus
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A confident man and has an obvious deep friendship with Judas. At times it is apparent that is uncomfortable with the growing hype that follows him and feels the need to try and remind the group that they are losing the message. Gethsemane is an extremely pivotal moment when Jesus realizes what is being asked of him.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Judas
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Jesus’ strategic confidante, dedicated, passionate, conflicted, unshakably practical, torn between an aggressive sense of self-preservation and the ideals of Jesus’ religious movement.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Mary
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Struggles with aligning her worldly past with Jesus’ message, hopeful, steadfast, fragile, sweet with an edge.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Caiaphas
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

High Priest of the Pharisees, at the top of a crumbling system and violently resistant to conceding his place, cold, severe, strategic.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Simon
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Particularly enthusiastic supporter of the anarchist aspect of Jesus’ mission, reckless, extreme, ready for an uprising.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Herod
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

King of Galilee responsible for determining the fate of its Jewish captives, corrupt, condescending, decadent, charming with a sneer.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Pontius Pilate
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Roman Governor, calculated, thoughtful, adept at handling pressure, not quick to use the gravity of his power.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Annas
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The right hand man to Caiphas. Calculating and slithering.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Peter
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A loyal follower of Jesus. Innocent and soft-spoken.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Pilates Wife
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. Must be singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, must move very well.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Andrew
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Apostle Andrew abandoned John the Baptist to become the first follower of Jesus of Nazareth, but John didn't mind. He knew his mission was to point people to the Messiah.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 James
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

James the son of Zebedee, often called James the Greater to distinguish him from the other apostle named James, was a member of Jesus Christ's inner circle, which included his brother, the Apostle John, and Peter.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 John
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He was James's brother and partner in the family fishing business. And maybe because they're so brazen, in Mark, Jesus gives the two brothers the name Boanerges, which is a Greek form of the Aramaic "sons of thunder"


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Philip
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

He was from Bethsaida, another town on the coast of the Sea of Galilee.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Temple Ladies
Seeking 5 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. Must be singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, must move very well.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Soul Girls
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. Must be singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, must move very well.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Priests
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. Must be singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, must move very well.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Lepers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. Must be singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, must move very well.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Cured Lepers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. Must be singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, must move very well.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Merchants
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. Must be singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, must move very well.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Apostles
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. Must be singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, must move very well.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Judas’s Tormentors
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble. Must be singers who are at home in pop/rock stylings, must move very well.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Children's Ensemble
Seeking 10 talent(s) for this role

Strong singers and actors to be featured in a few numbers. Roles will be double cast. Children will not be called to rehearsal every day until tech week, and will be released from rehearsal by 8:30 Pm until the week before tech week.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 5 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -