WORLDWIDE SEARCH FOR THE ROLE OF JESUS IN NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR


Posted on April 18th, 2019

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WORLDWIDE SEARCH FOR THE ROLE JESUS
IN THE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR OF
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

COMPLETE TOUR ROUTE ANNOUNCED

 

Producers announced today an open casting call in key cities around the country as part of a worldwide search for the title character Jesus in the upcoming 50th Anniversary tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. The North American presentation of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s production launches in the fall of 2019 following their critically acclaimed, sold out engagements in UK and won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. Wojcik/Seay Casting will be hosting open casting in various cities around the U.S. starting in Orlando, FL (Saturday, April 20) followed by New Orleans, LA (Sunday, April 27), Atlanta, GA (Monday, April 29), Dallas, TX (Monday, May 6) and Los Angeles, CA (Friday, May 10).

“Following in the footsteps of great rock musicians like Ian Gillan, Ted Neeley and Steve Balsamo, we are looking for the next singer to take on and transform the role of Jesus,” says producer Stephen Gabriel.

Below is a description of the character JESUS.

JESUS: Vocal: Rock tenor; Chest voice B2-Bb4, powerful falsetto or scream up to G5. Between 20 and 30 years old. Must play guitar. A Jim Morrison meets Steven Tyler “rock star” with a well-rounded, rich middle register that also has a super extended upper register with virtuosity coupled with sensitive musicianship. Addressing a group of 12 or an arena of 12,000.  This role does not require dancing, but the performer must be comfortable moving.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical will begin their North American Tour in Austin’s Bass Concert Hall on October 8th through the 13th before visiting over 30 cities including Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago. 

For more information about the opening casting calls, please visit wscasting.com/jesuscasting

Below is a list of announced tour stops for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

Austin, TX

Bass Concert Hall

October 8 – October 13, 2019

Albuquerque, NM

Popejoy Hall

October 17 – October 20, 2019

San Jose, CA

San Jose Center for the Performing Arts

October 22 – October 27, 2019

Los Angeles, CA

Pantages Theatre

October 29 – November 3, 2019

Las Vegas, NV

The Smith Center

November 5 – November 10, 2019

San Diego, CA

Civic Theatre

November 12 – November 17, 2019

Spokane, WA

INB Performing Arts Center

November 20 – November 24, 2019

Denver, CO

Denver Center

 November 26 – December 1, 2019

Tucson, AZ

Centennial Hall

December 3 – December 8, 2019

Omaha, NE

Orpheum Theater

December 10 – December 15, 2019

Baltimore, MD

Hippodrome Theatre

December 17 – December 22, 2019

Pittsburgh, PA

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts

December 31 – January 5, 2020

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Center

January 7 – January 12, 2020

Des Moines, IA

Civic Center

January 14 – January 19, 2020

Minneapolis, MN

Orpheum

January 21 – January 26, 2020

Detroit, MI

Opera House

February 4 – February 9, 2020

Buffalo, NY

Shea’s Theatre

February 11 – February 16, 2020

Rochester, NY

Auditorium Theatre

February 18 – February 23, 2020

Hartford, CT

Bushnell Center

February 25 – March 1, 2020

Nashville, TN

Tennessee Performing Arts Center

March 3 – March 8, 2020

Cleveland, OH

Connor Palace

March 10 – March 29, 2020

Providence, RI

Providence Performing Arts Center

March 31 – April 5, 2020

Philadelphia, PA

Kimmel Center

April 7 – April 12, 2020

Washington, DC

The Kennedy Center

April 14 – April 26, 2020

Dallas, TX

Music Hall at Fair Park

April 28 – May 10, 2020

Tampa, FL

Straz Center

May 26 – May 31, 2020

Durham, NC

Durham Performing Arts Center

June 2 – June 7, 2020

Cincinnati, OH

Aronoff Center

June 9 – June 21, 2020

Miami, FL

Adrienne Arsht Center

June 23 – June 28, 2020

Charlotte, NC

Belk Theater At Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

July 28 – August 2, 2020

Greenville, NC

Peace Center

August 4 – August 9, 2020

Chicago, IL

Cadillac Palace Theater

August 11 – August 23, 2020

Fort Worth, TX

Bass Performance Hall

August 25 – August 30, 2020

 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’. 

The North American tour will be helmed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie. Rounding out the creative team is set and costume design by 2016 Tony Award® nominee, Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, and music supervision by Tom Deering.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a proven musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. As demonstrated by NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, this epic work attracted over 9.6 million viewers, earned the highest ratings in its time period, and received the highest critical ranking of any live musical event on network TV. Now, almost 10 years after the last major tour in the US, this award-winning Regent’s Park production will play over 50 markets throughout North America.

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017. The production will open for a limited engagement on West End, this summer at the Barbican. 

The North American tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is produced by Stephen Gabriel and Work Light Productions with casting by Wojcik/ Seay Casting. The original production was produced by Regent’s Park Theater.

For more information about the opening casting calls, please visit wscasting.com/jesuscasting

For additional information about this production, please visit ustour.JesusChristSuperstar.com

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