We are thrilled to announce the first production of our 25th Season: GODSPELL (2012 Revival Version)! While the original production has been produced four times by Wavestage over the past 25 years, we are ecstatic to bring it back to life with a fresh sound as heard in the 2012 Broadway Revival - and with some fresh faces!
A Note from the Artistic Director: Wavestage is honoured to have been given the license to perform the revival version of Godspell. Godspell is best experienced by the audience when they feel involved, even understood. The George Ignatieff Theatre is the perfect intimate space for us to bring this show back to Toronto - where it all started!
TORONTO AUDITION DATES:
November 27 & 28
Video auditions will also be accepted until November 28. Please scroll down for audition requirements.
Director: Sarah Langford
Choreographer: Caileigh Kyle
Music Director: Brad Barnham
Who Should Audition?
Godspell is an ensemble show in the truest sense of the word. We seek versatile singers with strong voices, actors, and musicians for a variety of roles. The characters are always on stage, perform in every song with many featured soloist, and are all absolutely integral to the story. Commitment to the rehearsal schedule is imperative for this ensemble.
The performers of Godspell should also:
have a strong ability to sing in harmony
be skilled in comedic timing
be committed to what will be a life changing artistic experience!
ETHNICITY: All Ethnicities
STATUS: Non Equity, Non Pay
WHAT TO PREPARE
Initial auditions are by appointment only. Please be prepared to sing 2 songs (32 bar excerpts) and have your own tracks on hand. YouTube tracks are accepted. If you have an existing dance reel, please send with application. Please note that we may not be able to hear both of your audition pieces. Contemporary musical theatre or pop songs are encouraged - show off your style & soul!
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring a recent headshot and your resume, as well as your own accompaniment tracks for your audition piece(s). An aux cord will be provided as well as a lightning adapter, but please bring your own adapter if your device does not have an aux input or lightning cable input. Please have your tracks ready do go upon entering the audition room.
*A Note on Callbacks*
Callbacks for this production will be submitted via self tape. We will require a short comedic monologue of your choosing. We may also request you to perform a specific song from the musical, of which tracks will be provided. There will not be a dance callback required for this show.
Show Dates & Details
Three Tuesdays: March 19, April 2, April 23rd 7:30-10pm
All Wednesday's beginning April 17th from 6-10:30PM and Sundays 5-10:30PM (No rehearsal on Easter Sunday April 21).
Show week mandatory dates
Sunday June 9 12-9PM at Theatre
Wednesday June 12 6-10:30PM Dress run at Rehearsal Venue
Sunday June 16 12-9PM at Theatre
Monday June 17 12-9PM at Theatre
Wednesday June 19 2-11PM at Theatre
Thursday June 20 opening night call time 5PM
Friday June 21 pm show call time 5:30PM
Saturday June 22 Show call time 5:30PM
Sunday June 23 final show call time 11AM.
There is a potential for a cottage country tour of this production following the Toronto show weekend (June 28-30). Info TBA.
About the Show & Its Toronto Roots!
An explosive hit on Broadway and around the world, Godspell tells the familiar stories of Jesus and his apostles in clever, unexpected, and often hilarious ways. Originally written in 1970, this timeless show has been updated and exuberantly brought into the 21st century by original composer Stephen Schwartz, the brilliant mind behind the international blockbuster Wicked. A modern and sometimes comedic retelling of the Biblical parables and the last seven days of Christ’s life. One of the most successful musicals in history, it is a joyous, contemporary retelling of the Gospel according to St. Matthew in music, mime, and comedy which is sometimes comedic and at times sentimental. The list of recognizable songs is long, and includes “Save the People”, “Turn Back, O Man”, and “Day by Day”. The original Toronto production of Godspell opened at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in 1972, with an expectation of running for just a few dozen performances. It was a massive hit as well, closing more than a year later after 488 performances. That production is legendary for the budding young talent in the show—including Victor Garber (Alias, Titanic) as Jesus as well as future comedy stars Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin, Gilda Radner, Dave Thomas, and Martin Short.
Wavestage encourages submissions from all qualified performers, and prides itself on having an environment of equity, inclusion, and diversity. Artists from under-represented communities are encouraged to apply for auditions without regard to age, disability, ethno-cultural identity, gender or any other basis prohibited by law. All artists are invited to remove measurements and physical features from the resume.
Applying artists should be aware that Wavestage also does not tolerate any form of harassment of its employees, clients, volunteers, or any persons visiting or spending time on its premises.
Taking part in a Wavestage production is not a light commitment. Please take the time to fully assess whether or not you are able to make that commitment before you audition. It is imperative to the success of this production that everyone involved is able to give it their full attention and time. That said, if you do audition and are cast, the artistic team promises that your time will not be wasted. We will do the utmost to make sure we maximize rehearsals and that the rehearsal process and the performances will be artistically challenging and enjoyable.
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