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AUDITION NOTICE: 'Godspell' at Footlights Theatrical Company

We invite you to audition for our production of Godspell, a captivating musical theatre experience featuring beloved songs by Stephen Schwartz. This uplifting show tells the story of Jesus Christ through a variety of parables, using a mix of games, storytelling, and vibrant musical numbers.

Audition Dates & Locations:

  • Group & Acting Call: Sunday, April 21 at Spring Hill Hall, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • Vocal Calls: April 22-23 at Footlights Studio (Evenings)

  • Callbacks: Wednesday, April 24 at Backbone/Seven Hills Hub, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Audition Requirements:

  • Vocal: Prepare a musical theatre song (approximately 1 minute) and a song of your choice to showcase your style and personality (approximately 1 minute). Familiarise yourself with songs from the show if called back.

  • Dance: Learn choreography on the day and perform in small groups. More challenging choreography is optional.

  • Acting: Participate in group acting exercises, improv, and cold reads. Show your ability to bring characters to life.


In our production of Godspell, each actor will use their own name, embodying specific character archetypes while letting their unique personalities shine through.

  • JESUS: Male presenting, must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle yet strong. Others instinctively follow him. Please be familiar with “Save the People” and “Finale.”

  • JOHN THE BAPTIST/JUDAS: Charismatic in an overt revolutionary way. Usually played by someone handsome and masculine with an undertone of sexuality. Must be serious and intellectual yet possess a good sense of physical comedy. Please be familiar with “On the Willows.”

  • “We Beseech Thee”: Characterised by very high energy, impishness, and playfulness.

  • “All Good Gifts”: Sweet and innocent, though not the brightest. Must be a very strong singer.

  • “Light of the World”: The comedian and class clown who can do various voices and imitations.

  • “Day by Day”: A bit of a tomboy, open, and sweet. Potentially the youngest of the group.

  • “Bless the Lord”: Confident and show-off, often volunteering without fully understanding the situation.

  • “By My Side”: Shy and sometimes slow to grasp things, but committed once she does. Radiates an “earth mother” warmth.

  • “Turn Back, O Man”: Sassy and slightly cynical, exuding a put-on sexiness reminiscent of Mae West or Madonna.

  • “Learn Your Lesson Well”: Female equivalent of the class clown, characterised by goofiness and humour.

Casting Notes: We are committed to diversity and inclusion. LGBTQ+ actors, BIPOC actors, and actors with disabilities are strongly encouraged to audition. Actors of any faith or background are welcome.

About The Show: Godspell, the first major musical by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), features beloved songs such as “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “Learn Your Lessons Well,” and “All Good Gifts.” A small group of people help Jesus tell parables using storytelling techniques and a blend of musical styles ranging from pop to vaudeville.

Production Team:

  • Director: Isaac Brown

  • Music Director: Benjamin Richards

  • Choreographer: Isabelle Quayle

Production Schedule: Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, and Sundays from 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM at the Footlights rehearsal space in Cannon Hill until Show Week. Cast members must be available for all rehearsals as dictated in the Rehearsal Schedule.

Key Dates:

  • Sunday-Tuesday, April 21-23: First Round Auditions

  • Wednesday, April 24: Callbacks

  • Sunday, April 28: First Rehearsal

  • Sunday, June 30: Production Week

AUDITION PACK: Download Here



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