Junior Jesus Christ Superstar for fringe
Forth Children’s Theatre has announced that its Edinburgh Fringe 2016 production will be the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock-opera Jesus Christ Superstar.
Auditions for the show are to be held this weekend, Sunday 10th April, from 10am to 6pm at Trinity Academicals Rugby Club. They are open to youngsters who must be aged 10 or over and 18 or under at the start of show week.
The production is due to run Friday 5 to Saturday 13 August 2016. The company is looking for young people with a talent for singing, acting or dancing. There is a range of big principal roles as well as strong chorus parts to be filled.
The show is rarely performed by youth companies, it is sung-through without dialogue. It depicts the last week of Jesus’s life, from the preparation for his arrival in Jerusalem with his disciples up until his crucifixion.
Somewhat controversially, particularly when it was first performed in the early 1970s, it focusses on the relationship between Judas and Jesus, while finding a political context in which to place Jesus, his life and his death.
auditions April 10
The FCT’s production will be directed by Claire Stewart. Speaking of the auditions, she says: “The day will take the format of morning workshops followed by small group auditions in front of the Directing team. It will be lots of hard work alongside a huge amount of fun.
“All material will be learnt in the morning so there is no need to prepare anything in advance. For casting purposes, filming of auditions may take place on the day. I would be grateful for people to highlight this to me in advance if there are any issues with this.”
Once cast, rehearsals will take place on Friday nights (6-9pm) and Sunday afternoons (12-5pm) at Trinity Academicals Rugby Club. Attendance at each rehearsal is essential. There will also be some additional all day rehearsals at the start of the process in order to cover the music.
Anyone auditioning should turn up for a 10am start and be prepared to stay all day to 6pm. Audition attendance should be confirmed to email@example.com.
Listing and further information
Audition for Forth Children’s Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar
Trinity Academicals RFC, 30 Craighall Gardens, EH6 4RH
Sunday 10 April: 10am-6pm.
Further details on the FCT Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561924584129436/
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance at the audition.