May 11, 2015
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Cottage Theatre announces auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar
Cottage Grove, OR — Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar, by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, on Saturday, June 13 at 1:00 pm and Sunday, June 14 at 6:30 pm. Auditions will be held at the theatre, located at 700 Village Drive in Cottage Grove. A large cast is needed for this rock musical about the Passion of Christ. Jesus Christ Superstar will run for four weekends at Cottage Theatre beginning October 2, 2015.
This energetic rock musical has at its center a religious leader who is a social and political rebel. Jesus Christ’s meteor-like rise in renown provides, as the title suggests, a parallel to contemporary celebrity worship. As Christ’s teachings are embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge, and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
A large cast of up to 40 actors (ages 14-70) is needed for this production directed by Tony Rust. Jesus Christ Superstar will run for 15 performances from October 2 - 25, 2015.
These auditions are open to any interested actors and no appointment is necessary. Actors should prepare a short song excerpt (about 18 bars) to demonstrate their vocal range and bring sheet music for the accompanist. The auditions will include a required dance audition for all actors as this is a highly physical production (though not everyone in the cast will dance.) Additional audition details are available at www.cottagetheatre.org or by calling Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001.