AUDITIONS: Godspell/Barefoot in the Park

Mississippi Repertory Theatre

Godspell Audition Announcement

Corinth’s Mississippi Repertory Theatre announces auditions for Godspell, by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, which is presented through special arrangement from MTI. The production will be directed by Jason Patrick Hudson, the company’s artistic director.

AUDITION DETAILS:

Auditions will be held ­Wednesday February 21st from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Hines Hall Auditorium on the NEMCC Campus at Booneville. Auditions will also be held on February 22nd from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Corinth Coliseum Theatre located at 404 Taylor Street in Corinth, MS.  Character Descriptions are included below.

Auditions are open to anyone interested. We require a one-minute monologue for each audition as well as two contrasting acapella   musical pieces of 16 bars or 30 seconds each (approximately one verse).  Acting resumes and pictures are appreciated, but not necessary. Please bring all available information as far as scheduling conflicts from February-July with you.

 

REHEARSAL/PRODUCTION DETAILS:

Rehearsals will typically be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays and will begin in late-February.  Production dates are April 6th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 13th, and 14th.

 

ROLES TO BE CAST:

Jesus- Male/Lead/Tenor: Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person people instinctively follow.

John The Baptist/Judas- Male/Lead/Baritone: 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 the undertone of sexuality. He is the most “serious” and intellectual of the group, though as will all the actors, he must still possess a good sense of physical comedy.

Nick- Male/Supporting/ Tenor: Very high energy. Impish and playful. IN the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina, recorder, and guitar.

Telly- Male/Supporting/: 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.

George-Male/Supporting/ Tenor: The comedian, the class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations.

Anna Maria- Female/Supporting/Alto: 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.”

Lindsey- Female/Supporting/Soprano: The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, sometimes she jumps in before she really understands what’s going on.

Uzo- Female/Supporting/Alto: 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- Female/Supporting/Alto: 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)

Celisse- Female/Supporting/Mezzo-Soprano: 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.

 

QUESTIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION:

For further information, please contact Mississippi Repertory Theatre at 662-664-5671.

 


Mississippi Repertory Theatre

Barefoot in the Park Audition Announcement

Corinth’s Mississippi Repertory Theatre announces auditions for Barefoot in the Park, by Neil Simon, which will be presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. The production will be directed by Kayleigh Graham, one of the company’s associate artistic directors.

AUDITION DETAILS:

Auditions will be held ­Wednesday February 21st from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Hines Hall Auditorium on the NEMCC Campus at Booneville, MS. Auditions will also be held on February 22nd from 5:00 pm-7:00 pm at the Corinth Coliseum Theatre located at 404 Taylor Street in Corinth, MS.  Character Descriptions are included below.

Auditions are open to anyone interested. We require a one-minute monologue for each audition. Acting resumes and pictures are appreciated, but not necessary. Please bring all available information as far as scheduling conflicts from February-July with you.

 

REHEARSAL/PRODUCTION DETAILS:

Rehearsals will typically by held on Monday-Thursday nights and will begin in late April 2022. Production dates will be June 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, and 18th.

 

ROLES TO BE CAST:

Ages listed are the CHARACTER’s approximate age. Actors can be younger or older but must be able to play the approximate age listed, especially in relation to the other actor’s cast.

CORIE BRATTER (25ish): A newlywed, married only six days at the beginning of the play. She is young, pretty, and full of enthusiasm for the future. Impulsive and fun-loving, she considers herself a doer, not a watcher.

PAUL BRATTER (25ish): Corie’s husband, a young attorney in his first job. Both his dress and his outlook are very conservative. Extremely proper and dignified, he always knows the right thing to say. He is levelheaded and practical, and he keeps his emotions in check, perhaps too much so.

MRS. ETHEL BANKS (50ish): Corie’s mother. Although she is still pretty, she has fallen out of step with the fashions. A widow, she lives alone in West Orange, New Jersey. Consciously or unconsciously, she has adopted a narrow image of herself as someone with a sensitive stomach, a bad back, and no need for romance. It takes a wild evening out with Victor for Ethel to rediscover her carefree and spontaneous self.

  1. VICTOR VELASCO (50ish): The Bratter’s upstairs neighbor, and a colorful character. Although capable of looking positively sharp in a double-breasted pinstriped suit, he also wears Japanese kimonos and berets. He is vain, flamboyant, and without shame when it comes to letting someone else pick up a tab. Married three times, he is a terrific flirt. He is also a gourmet cook; Paul refers to him as the “Hungarian Duncan Hines.” There are signs that Victor is beginning to slow down.

HARRY PEPPER (ideally 40ish but could be any age): A telephone repairman who appears in 1 or 2 scenes and provides comic relief, especially when he walks in on Paul and Corie’s first fight.

 

QUESTIONS/FURTHER INFORMATION:

For further information, please contact Mississippi Repertory Theatre at 662-664-5671.

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