Director Reid Tomasson announced auditions for Stage 212′s Summer 2021 outdoor production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” — the popular musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber — will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 30, and noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at the theater, 700 First St. in La Salle.
Tomasson will be casting nine people, male and female, in a variety of principal and supporting roles ranging in age from 16-65, and covering a variety of vocal ranges. He will also be casting an ensemble of various ages and vocal ranges with opportunities for featured singers and dancers. Full, detailed descriptions of all roles are available at the Stage 212 website at www.stage212.org. Those auditioning must be at least a high school freshman in the fall of 2021.
Auditions will be conducted on a sign-up basis only. There will be hour-long time slots available for up to five people each hour. If all time slots fill up ahead of the audition dates, more times will be made available. Those wishing to audition must go to the website at stage212.org and click on the link to sign up for a time. After signing up, auditioners must click on another link to fill out an audition form.
Auditioners should come prepared to sing a song from the show and bring an electronic accompaniment. The song should be at least 30 seconds long, but no longer than 1 minute. The first half hour of the audition will cover singing. The second half hour will be devoted to dancing. A dance audition is not required, but choosing not to may affect casting. Masking and social distancing protocols will be observed during the audition process. Familiarity with the script is not required to audition.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” will be presented outdoors July 28 – Aug. 2. Stage 212 auditions are open to all regardless of prior theatrical experience.