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"Jesus Christ Superstar" Auditions-Birmingham, UK - Casting ID # 1606879
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Birmingham, UK Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 12-10-19
Audition Date 04-09-20 Submission deadline 04-06-20
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of biblical Jesus in the final days leading up to his crucifixion. A rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the musical has no spoken dialogue and is sometimes considered a modern rock-opera. Loosely based on the Gospels, Superstar focuses on the personal conflicts between Jesus, his disciples, the people of Israel, and the leadership of Rome. Special attention is played to the relationship between Judas Iscariot and Jesus, as well as Jesus' relationship with Mary Magdalene. The musical is unique among biblical retellings in that it focuses on both Judas' struggle making the decision to betray Jesus and Jesus' human psychology, fear, and anger in understanding and accepting his role as both leader and martyr. The show is a product of its era, permeated with 1970's rock, gospel, folk and funk themes, modern language and colloquialisms, and high-energy dance numbers.

Role # 1 Jesus
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A confident man and has an obvious deep friendship with Judas. At times it is apparent that is uncomfortable with the growing hype that follows him and feels the need to try and remind the group that they are losing the message. Gethsemane is an extremely pivotal moment when Jesus realizes what is being asked of him.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Judas Iscariot
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Arguably the protagonist of the show. Cares deeply for Jesus but his loyalty is tested when he feels that the hype surrounding Jesus has become larger than the man himself. Believes he is doing the right thing when turning him in then realizes he has been used in this great plan all along.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Peter
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One of the disciples and feels close to Jesus as Jesus had healed him some years before. Although, as foretold, he denies Jesus 3 times, there is no doubting his sadness at the arrest of Jesus when shown in the song could we start again please.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 4 Simon Zealote
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Simon is totally wrapped up in the hype surrounding Jesus and believes that Jesus has the power to become bigger then the Romans and should use this to their advantage.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 5 Pontius Pilate
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The Roman appointed Prefect to Judea. A powerful, authoritative figure who takes his duties seriously. He is deeply troubled by the dream forecasting the trial of Jesus. Pilate is reluctant to condemn Jesus until reminded by the now unruly crowd that Jesus hype is a challenge to the Roman rule that he is there to enforce.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 King Herod
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King of Galilee and is actually excited about meeting Jesus, wanting him to perform one of the miracles that he has heard so much about. However becomes increasingly more frustrated with Jesus remaining so silent and sends him back to Pilate.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Caiaphas
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Appointed as Jewish High Priest by the Romans, he grows increasingly disturbed by the following that Jesus attracts and sees this as a threat to the harmony of his beloved nation.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Annas
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Caiaphas's right hand man. He is manipulative, devious and will do anything to get his way.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 9 Andrew
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The Apostle Andrew abandoned John the Baptist to become the first follower of Jesus of Nazareth, but John didn't mind. He knew his mission was to point people to the Messiah.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 10 James
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James the son of Zebedee, often called James the Greater to distinguish him from the other apostle named James, was a member of Jesus Christ's inner circle, which included his brother, the Apostle John, and Peter.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 John
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He was James's brother and partner in the family fishing business. And maybe because they're so brazen, in Mark, Jesus gives the two brothers the name Boanerges, which is a Greek form of the Aramaic "sons of thunder".


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 12 Philip
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He was from Bethsaida, another town on the coast of the Sea of Galilee.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 13 Bartholomew
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This member of the Twelve doesn't get a lot of press. There simply aren't any stories about him apart from the list of the Twelve. Since the ninth century CE, some people have wondered if he's the Nathanael mentioned in John 1:45�51 and 21:2. Why? Because Nathanael is a normal first name and Bartholomew was more likely a surname (the Greek is based on the Aramaic Bar-Talmai, which means "son of Talmai").


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 14 Matthew
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He's called a toll collector in Matthew's gospel.


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Role # 15 Thomas
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He's also called Didymus Thomas (which is like saying "twin" twice in both Greek and Aramaic).


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 16 James
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This man, who was the son of Alphaeus, was called in later tradition "James the Less" � not to be confused with James the Great or James brother of Jesus (James was obviously a popular name at the time!).


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 17 Thaddeus
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There's a bit of controversy when it comes to this 11th disciple. In Mark and Matthew, he's called Thaddeus. Luke, on the other hand, calls this man Jude, son of James.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 18 Priest 1
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 19 Priest 2
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 20 Priest 3
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Male
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Role # 21 Roman Guard 1
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Role # 22 Roman Guard 2
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 23 Child 1
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 24 Child 2
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Mary Magdalen
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A strong confident woman, she tries to be the calming influence in the group. Her love for Jesus is making her question herself and her new found vulnerability shows in "I don't know how to love him".


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Soul Girl 1
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 27 Soul Girl 2
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 28 Soul Girl 3
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 29 Soul Girl 4
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 30 Soul Girl 5
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 31 Ensemble 1
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 32 Ensemble 2
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 33 Ensemble 3
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 34 Ensemble 4
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 35 Ensemble 5
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 36 Ensemble 6
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 37 Ensemble 7
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 38 Ensemble 8
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 39 Ensemble 9
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 40 Ensemble 10
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 41 Child 3
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 42 Child 4
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
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Role # 43 Child 5
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Character in the play entitled Jesus Christ Superstar.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 16 to 26
Ethnicity: Any -