January 21, 2003
INFORMATION: Bruce Battle or John McElwain, (661) 362-3432 or 3494
Answer the Call: Open Auditions for Jesus Christ Superstar
If youve ever felt a calling to be part of something greater, then the open auditions for College of the Canyons Theatre Departments production of Andrew Lloyd Webers groundbreaking rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" may be for you.
Set in the late '60s, "Jesus Christ Superstar" follows the final days of Christs life leading up to his eventual crucifixion. "Superstar" shattered musical theater barriers by combining operatic voices with rock 'n' roll songs.
Auditions are open to members of the community, as well as College of the Canyons students, and will take place 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, and 7 to 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in the student center cafeteria. No appointment is necessary.
Directing will be faculty member Mark Salyer, who plans to update the setting of "Superstar" with a more contemporary vision.
The story will remain the same, but the landscape will be more urban, more current, said Salyer.
"Jesus Christ Superstar" will run 8 p.m. daily from May 8 to 11. Cast members will be required to enroll in the Theater 190 class. Rehearsals running 7 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays constitute the class meetings. One to four units can be earned from the class.
Those auditioning will be asked to perform a song-and-dance routine selected by Salyer on the day of the audition.
Minority performers are strongly encouraged to audition, as "Superstar" is composed of a diverse, multicultural cast.
For more information, call the College of the Canyons box office at (661) 362-3070.