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Casting call: Sooke Harbour Players spring show

Sooke Harbour Players are holding a casting calll for Godspell. - File
Sooke Harbour Players are holding a casting calll for Godspell.
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It’s time for a casting call for our Sooke Harbour Players spring show!

As some of you may know, the production of Show Time has been postponed.

So, in lieu of, the Board of Directors has approved the production of Godspell!

Godspell is a musical by Stephen Schwartz and a book by John-Michael Tebelak.

It opened off Broadway on May 17, 1971, and has played in various touring companies and revivals many times since, including a 2011 revival which played on Broadway from October 13, 2011, to June 24, 2012 (we will be performing this latest Broadway version - check out songs on Youtube).

Several cast albums have been released over the years and one of its songs, Day by Day from the original cast album, reached #13 on the Billboard pop singles chart in the summer of 1972.

The structure of the musical is that of a series of parables, mostly based on the Gospel of Matthew (three of the featured parables are recorded only in the Gospel of Luke).

The parables are interspersed with a variety of modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ treated briefly near the end of the performance.

 

 

 

Auditions:

WHERE: In Sooke at the Sooke Harbour Players ‘Loft’ in Evergreen Plaza 6660 Sooke Rd. beside Bees Knees.

WHEN: Thursday, January 23 from  7 to 9 p.m. and  26 Sunday, January 26 from  1 to 3 p.m. (Probable third audition for call-backs and role placement.)

Rehearsals will start at the beginning of February (Most likely Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons).

There will be six shows on two weekends on April 4, 5, 6, and 11, 12, 13 at the Edward Milne Community School (350 seat) theatre in Sooke.

 

What we need for volunteer cast:

• 14 leads - male/female, age 10+, (at least eight strong lead singers).

• 10-15 chorus - male/female, age 5+

Please come prepared with a song (preferably from Godspell, but from another musical is okay) memorized and ready to sing.

Basic acting, dancing and choral singing skills preferred but not required.

We will have a script for reading.

What we need for volunteer production team members:

(Please come to one of the auditions so we can chat.)

• choreography

• costumes/make-up

• tech

• stage manager

 

What we need for volunteer musicians:

Please send an email with some info about yourself to: elwinander@hotmail.com and we’ll make arrangements for an interview.

• experienced choral Music Director

• piano/keyboard player

• electric guitarist

• electric bassist

• drummer/percussionist

I hope to see y’all out!

 

Contributed by Steve Anderson

Sooke Harbour Players President

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