Auditions will be held June 1 and 2 at the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba St.

Auditionees are asked to sign up for a one-hour time slot between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on one of the audition dates. Must be at least 12 years old by Aug. 1, 2021. 

Call backs, if needed, will be June 3 at 6 p.m.

If cast a $50 fee is required for participation.

Important Audition Information

 

Seeking 25 great singers who move well and can follow choreography. Looking for great storytellers who have the ability to improv. High-energy, diverse, and creative artists are the key to this show! Audition will include a vocal selection, dance sequence and a script reading.

 

VOCAL SELECTION: Prepare 32 bars of an up-tempo musical theatre song that shows your range and performance skills. Songs from the show are encouraged. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. No acapella singing or singing to a track please.

DANCE SEQUENCE: LMCT choreographers will teach the dance portion at the audition. Please wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes. 

SCRIPT READING: Prepare and memorize one parable. You may select one by clicking the button below. We want to see your ability to be a creative storyteller. Use your imagination to present the parable with character voices, pop culture references (past and present), rap, movement puppetry, mime, music, etc... endless possiblities! You may change words or add phrases if the meaning stays intact and the message is the same. Feel free to bring props or instruments if you play. 


Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one. 

 

It is also important that you know your schedule for June and July and note dates you will be late or absent on the conflict calendar in the Audition Packet. Rehearsals will be Mondays through Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Conflicts will be taken into consideration in casting decisions. There can be no conflicts or late arrivals from July 5 through 14. 

Synopsis

Godspell Jr. is a timeless depiction of friendship, loyalty, love, and the importance of building community. Set in current times in an urban setting, Jesus and John The Baptist bring together 23 strangers through song, dance and parables, creating a bond that invites introspection, and a profound look at life and one's surroundings. This powerful production culminates in a dramatic call to action to change the world for the better.

MTI - the licensing house - has lifted the traditional age restrictions for their junior shows to include all ages until the end of 2021. This presents the opportunity to do a more cost-effective show while following current Centers for Disease Control guidelines for safety and health. LMCT is fortunate to present this production outside on The Mount Outdoor Theatre at The Forge, Lemont Quarries. Please carefully review our Covid rehearsal and performance guidelines before registering for auditions.

Character Descriptions

 

JESUS (Adult male, D4-G5)

A natural-born teacher who is a compassionate leader without judgement. Excellent storyteller. Has a range of emotions throughout the show. Must be comfortable with being physically lifted and carried by members of the ensemble at the end.

JOHN THE BAPTIST (Adult male, C4-G5)
A charismatic singer and performer in the opening, headstrong and comical in the middle of the show, and eventually the traitor in the end. Strong, creative actor with wide range of emotions.

 

ENSEMBLE CHARACTERS (Ages 12 through adult. Everyone sings in every song with opportunities for solos and duets.)

 

Ranges for songs with featured vocals are as follows:

 

Day By Day (C4-A4)

Learn Your Lessons Well (G3-C5)

O Bless The Lord My Soul (B3-E5)

All Good Gifts (B3-F#5)

We Beseech Thee (D4-D5)

Light Of The World (Bb3-G4)

Beautiful City (Bb3-C5)

 

Meet the Team

Sandy Doebert

Producer

Kate Loeffler

Asst. Producer

 

Heather Hutchison

Director

Diane Link

Asst. Director


Carrie Marcotte

Vocal Director

Brenda Perez
Choreographer


Andrew Stratton

Technical Director

Brett Baleskie

Visual Designer

 

John (Smooch) Medina

Video Production Designer

Angela Kvitek

Lighting Designer

Max Thalhammer

Sound Designer

Joelle Beranek

Costume Designer

Hair and Makeup Designer

Lynn Hodak

Matt Gottardo

Back Stage Manager

Kris Visher

Prop Manager

Kurt Meyer

Audition and Rehearsal Pianist

Performance Details

Box office opens June 18

Four performances will be held at The Mount Outdoor Theatre at The Forge, Lemont Quarries. 

Thursday, July 15, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 18, 7 p.m.

Thursday, July 22, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 25, 7 p.m.

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