RENT has been postponed until the 2016-2017 season as we were unable to secure a performance venue that could support the show. The search for space has led YMTC to become the leader of a coalition of arts organizations working towards a performance arts space in downtown Berkeley where we could have a permanent performing home. We look forward to sharing more information with you as we make progress with Berkeley's CIty Council.
We are delighted to bring GODSPELL to the stage in the fall. An ensemble show with a smaller cast, GODSPELL offers us the opportunity to do a longer, professional length run at Willard Metal Shop Theater, with 4 performances per weekend for 3 weeks! Students will gain more stage time, a deeper connection to their characters, and more audiences to see their work! We hope to see you at auditions on June 1!
Godspell is composed of various musical parables from The Gospel According to St. Matthew. A Modern Day Jesus Christ recruits a group of followers and teaches them various lessons through song and dance. The group of young people form a tight band of friends who follow Jesus with great heart and devotion until Jesus is betrayed by one of them and eventually killed. Godspell is full of passion and humor and heartbreak with a thrilling score by creator of Wicked, Stephen Schwartz features rock ‘n roll, pop, R&B, ragtime, rap and more.
AUDITIONS: Monday, June 1 | 4 - 9:30 pm
CALL BACKS: Thursday, June 4 | 4-10pm
TUITION: $975 (Tuition Assistance Available)
Auditions are open to students 7th grade - university. Auditions will be held by appointment only at YMTC Aquatic Park Campus
Check out this GODSPELL montage from the Broadway production!
HOW TO PREPARE:
-Bring 32 bars of a song in your key of choice. An accompanist will be provided.
-Dress to move or bring movement clothes with you as there will be a dance portion.
-Please be sure to bring a completed audition form to your audition, along with a headshot and resume if you have them.
-Read about the show and character breakdown here. Please note that this is only for reference and YMTC reserves the right to making casting changes that we feel serves our commitment to the best possible training experience for our students.
-Practice your Audition beforehand with the Artistic Director and Music Director with our Audition Workshop on May 19th!
GODSPELL has a 5-week rehearsal period. Rehearsals begin Monday, September 7 and will be held after school from 4 pm - 8 pm, Mondays-Fridays except for tech week (October 31-November 6) when actors will be called 4 - 10 pm. NO conflicts will be accepted for the tech period. Not all actors will be called for every rehearsal. All rehearsals will be at the YMTC Campus until tech week
Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 2:00 pm and 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm, November 6th - 22nd. ** Please note that GODSPELL is a 3 week run with 4 shows per weekend in order to give our students experience with a longer, professional length run.
We will also be casting 4-5 swings who will understudy multiple roles and have their own performance for an invited audience. This is an excellent opportunity for training and being involved in the show!
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