Fall 2023 Audition Info: War of the Worlds & Godspell

Fall 2023 Auditions for War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast Godspell

May 2-May 4, 2023. All auditions and callbacks are taking place in the Smith Recital Hall


Please sign up for one five-minute audition slot on the ‘sign-ups’ tab on the callboard and fill out the audition form linked below by noon on Tuesday, May 2. There will be a limited number of Acting Only audition slots available where you will not be required to sing (and an accompanist will not be available during the acting only slots), these slots are labeled ‘Acting Only’ on the sign up sheet.

Callbacks for Godspell will take place 6:45-7:30pm on Wednesday, 5/3.

Callbacks for The War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast will take place 4:30-6:00pm on Thursday, 5/4.

Audition Form Link

Audition Requirements, Please prepare:

-a one-minute contemporary monologue

-approximately 32 bars or one minute of a song, in the style of the show (*bring the music with you for the accompanist)

Production Information:

War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast by Joe Landry is looking to cast 10-12 actors (though exact doubling and number is flexible due to the nature of this script). I will be casting singers and non-singers, as a few cast members are required to sing live during the ‘commercial breaks’. Rehearsals will begin the week of August 28th. The show performs October 12-14, so tech will be October 5-8 (schedule TBA). You can read (almost) the full script online here: https://www.playscripts.com/sample/2780 but you have to make an account. 

Godspell is a musical composed by Stephen Schwartz with book by John-Michael Tebelak. The show is structured as a series of parables, primarily based on the Gospel of Matthew, interspersed with music mostly set to lyrics from traditional hymns, with the passion of Christ appearing briefly near the end.  A small group uses a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as the story of Jesus’.  Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life.