Auditions held for first Scarboro’ staging of Jesus Christ Superstar

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Auditions will be held in the new year for what is believed to be the first staging in Scarborough of Jesus Christ Superstar.

The Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will be on at the YMCA,St Thomas Street, from Tuesday April 10 to Saturday April 16.

Director Duncan Lewis said: “I’m very excited not least because I understand that it is the first time the production has been staged in Scarborough.

“I am keen to involve a wide cross section of people and organisations from the town that perhaps have not had any previous involvement at the YMCA.”

Auditions will all be held at the YMCA as follows:

Sunday Janaury 12 from 10am to 4.30pm – principals

Everyone is required to prepare: one of two songs acapella: men - Gethsemene or Heavens on their Mind; women - Everything’s All Right or I Don’t Know How to Love Him

Perform a contrasting short dramatic piece and Perform a short movement/dance piece

Monday January 13 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm – ensemble/Chorus

Everyone is required to: sing acapella: perform a short movement/dance piece; perform within a small group

Tuesday January 14, 6.30pm to 9.30pm - ensemble/chorus, principal – recalls

Duncan, who worked with Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theaatre in the 1980s, hopes to put together a 30-plus strong cast. There are opportunities for all ages from 16 to 17 years and upwards to take part.

Executive director of the YMCA Steve Marsh said he was delighted the theatre was staging Jesus Christ Superstar and looked forward to working with Duncan to make the show a success.

“We are keen to get the word out as soon as possible – this is going to be a fantastic show,” said Steve.

All auditions are scheduled. Everyone should call/visit the YMCA to book their time slot. Phone Scarborough (01723) 374227.