Cast Calls/Auditions

2019 SUMMER SEASON NON - UNION OPEN AUDITIONS

Nunsense & Jesus Christ Superstar

Company: Centenary Stage Company
Category: Performer
Paid: Stipend and housing available.

Description: Centenary Stage Company 2019 Summer Musical Season.

Nunsense with music and lyrics by Dan Goggin. The Order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken take over a high school auditorium to hold a fundraising variety show to raise money to bury several sisters (who were accidently poisoned by their cook). They must intervene before the health inspector comes and finds the dead nuns in the freezer! Fraught with hilarity, both Catholic and otherwise, 5 nuns try to perform their planned variety show admist chaos and calamity.

Jesus Christ Super Star Andrew Lloyd Weber's rock opera recounts the last days of Jesus Christ from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Jesus' following increases, Judas begins to worry that Jesus is falling for his own hype, forgetting the principles of his teachings.

Audition Date: Saturday, March 30
Time: 12 pm - 8 pm
Where: The Lackland Performing Arts Center on the campus of Centenary University : 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Other: 
CSC is seeking dynamic actors, singers and movers - specifically singers with stong pop/rock abilities for Jesus Christ Superstar and singers with strong comedic timing for Nunsense. Performers should prepare 16 - 32 bars of a contemporary song from the musical theatre genre. An accompanist will be provided. There will be a movement portion of the audition, please be prepared to move. No appointments necessary. Performers will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

All roles are available. CSC is seeking a diverse company. Non traditional casting will be considered for all roles in both productions. Ethnic performers are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information regarding the auditions contact the CSC box office at (908) 979 - 0900.


Nunsense
Performance Dates: July 11 - July 21

Seeking:

Sister Mary Regina (Mother Superior): Mezzo/belter. The head of the convent, she is respected greatly by the sisters. Part requires some very physical humor.

Sister Mary Hubert: Mezzo/belter. Hubert is in charge of novices, but fancies herself a Mother Superior and is in constant competition with Mary Regina. She exudes maternal wisdom to novices, but also likes to let loose.

Sister Robert Anne: Mezzo/belter. Once a child delinquent herself, this rough tough nun is a jokester and constantly challenging authority.

Sister Mary Amnesia: Soprano AND belter. As the name suggests, she has lost her memory and does not know who she is except that she is a nun. She is spacey and incoherent, often slipping into displays inappropriate for a nun.

Sister Mary Leo: Mezzo/belter. Leo is the novice nun, still learning the way and coming to terms with her decision to give up "civilian" life. She is a ballerina and displays her talents through much of the show. She is also easily swayed to join in mischief. Point work a plus.


Jesus Christ Superstar
Performance Dates: August 1 - August 11

Seeking:

Jesus Christ: Tenor. Protagonist of the story, leader of the twelve Apostles, and son of God, Messiah and King of the Jews.

Judas Iscariot: Tenor. One of the twelve Apostles of Jesus; concerned for the poor and for the consequences of Jesus' fame. A tragic figure, a conflicted man, and a powerfully passionate guy.

Mary Magdalene: Alto. A female follower of Jesus who finds herself falling in love with him. This is a woman of great strength.

Pontius Pilate: Baritone. Governor of Judea who foresees the events of Jesus' crucifixion from beginning to aftermath in a dream and finds himself being presented with that very situation. One of the most complex characters in the play, a man of his time and a leader capable of great brutality, yet also a man of a certain conscience.

Caiaphas: Bass. Joseph Caiaphas was the high priest of Jerusalem who, according to Biblical accounts, sent Jesus to Pilate for his execution.

Annas: Tenor. Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas who is persuaded by Caiaphas into seeing Jesus as a threat.

Peter: Baritone (G2 - G4). One of Jesus' 12 apostles; denies Jesus three times upon the night of Jesus' arrest to save himself.

Simon Zealotes: Tenor. One of Jesus' 12 apostles; urges Jesus to lead his followers into battle against the Romans.

King Herod: Baritone. The King of Galilee; Jesus is brought before him for judgment after first being taken to Pilate.

Ensemble: A diverse group of singers who move/dance extremely well. There are many featured singing roles to be played by the ensemble.


For All Other Casting Consideration: 

Submit Resumes and Headshots to:
Carl Wallnau
Artistic Director
Centenary Stage Company
400 Jefferson St.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Phone: 908-979-0900