PM&L is an open community theatre group, and we are proud of our open audition policy. Actors, technicians, and support staff are needed for all shows. Auditions for the next production are usually scheduled for the week after the opening of the current production. Notices of auditions appear here on our website and in local newspapers. For more information, call 847-395-3444 or our box office at 847-395-3055.
Tuesday, September 24
(time to be announced)
877 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Director Adam Armstrong will be casting five males and five females. There will be no cold readings from the script. Please be prepared both to dance and to display your vocal and acting skills through song--approximately 32 bars of music. An accompanist will be available for Godspell songs, but if you choose another song, you will be performing it a capella.
Actors interested in the role of Jesus: Please be prepared, also, to perform a two- to three-minute monologue from a modern English translation of The Sermon on the Mount from chapters 5 to 7 of the Gospel of Matthew.
(tenor or high baritone; top note of G#)
Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High-energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow.
John the Baptist/Judas
(baritone; top solo note of E-flat; should have an E note for harmonies)
He has attributes of both Biblical figures: he is both Jesus' lieutenant and most ardent disciple and the doubter who begins to question and rebel. Like Jesus, he is also charismatic, but in more of an overt revolutionary way. Usually played by someone handsome and masculine, with an undertone of sexuality. He is the most "serious" and intellectual of the group, though, as with all the actors, he must still possess a good sense of physical comedy.
(tenor; falsetto of high D note above staff)
Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original production, he played several musical instruments, including concertina and recorder.
(tenor; high A note)
Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake, but there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings "All Good Gifts," he must be a very good singer.
(baritone; should have an E note for harmonies)
The comedian, the male class clown. The guy who can do a hundred voices and imitations. This is also the role that sings the least, so it is wise to cast it for a comedian rather than for a vocalist.
(alto or mezzo)
A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song "Day by Day".
(soprano; high A note in "Bless the Lord"; high C "violin" note in "We Beseech Thee")
The confident one, the show-off. The first one to volunteer, she sometimes jumps in before she really understands what's going on.
The shy one. Sometimes a little slow to get things, but when she does, she commits all the way. She has an "earth mother" kind of warmth to her.
(alto; low D note below the staff)
Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the "sexy" one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna (who, in fact, played this role).
The female class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. This is the female role that sings least, and therefore should be cast with a strong comedienne.