Liberty High School
Based on the Gospel according to Matthew (among the others), Godspell is the first musical theatre offering from composer Stephen Schwartz. The show features a comedic troupe of eccentric players who team up with Jesus to teach his lessons in a new age through parables, games, and tomfoolery. Godspell also features the international hit, “Day by Day”, as well as an eclectic blend of songs ranging from pop to vaudeville, as Jesus’ life is played out onstage. Even after the haunting crucifixion, Jesus’ message of kindness, tolerance and love lives vibrantly on.
11/26: DANCE AUDITIONS: No need to signup, we'll use your singing audition sign up for information. Show up at 3:00 in comfortable clothes. No barefeet or socks, please wear shoes.
11/27: SINGING AUDITIONS:
Sign up for an audition block along with 14 others. You will audition in the order you sign up.
Prepare two contrasting songs available from Mr. Skelcey's "Handouts" section of his LHS webpage. You will have two minutes for the audition. You will sing along with the background tracks as provided.
11/28: Improv Acting Auditions
Show up at 3:00 for warmups, and keep an open mind. Have fun and show us your sense of play!
Anna Maria: A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song "Day by Day."
Celisse: The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. In the 2012 Broadway revival, she played several instruments, including conga, ukulele and guitar.
George: The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations.
Jesus: Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow.
John the Baptist/Judas: He has attributes of both Biblical figures: He is both Jesus' lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, he is also charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. Usually played by someone handsome and masculine, with an undertone of sexuality. He is the most "serious" and intellectual of the group, though as with all the actors, he mus still possess a good sense of physical comedy.
Lindsay: The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what's going on.
Nick: Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina, recorder and guitar.
Telly: Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings "All Good Gifts" he must be a very good singer.
Uzo: The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. Has an "earth mother" kind of warmth to her.
Morgan: Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the "sexy" one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna (who in fact once played this role.)
Thank you to everyone who came out and auditioned. It is always a tremendously difficult decision to assign roles when so many talented performers turn out.
The cast list is posted. Your name will be highlighted if you've been assigned a role. If you were not cast in this production, please don't let it deter you from auditioning again in the future!
|Chase Smith||Anna Maria|
|Brendan Lowry||John the Baptist/Judas|