Description:

CYT Tri-Valley presents Godspell May 16-19, 2019

A musical based upon the Gospel according to St. Matthew
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Conceived by John-Michael Tebelak

Please go to the following link to read an important note from the director, Lana Ivashin-King.
Note from the Director CLICK HERE

Dates / Times:

Tickets go on sale Monday April 22, 2019 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


TBD:Theater:  ** TBD **




Show Notes:

Auditions Friday, March 1  4:00pm
Callbacks Saturday, March 2  9:00am

Click this link for instructions on how to sign up for auditions: CLICK HERE

Audition Information Sheet
Regular Session Audition Form
Conflict Sheet
Costume Information Form

Auditions and Callback Location:
Our Savior Lutheran Ministries
1385 S. Livermore Ave, Livermore

Casting Note: The original production of GODSPELL was performed by a cast of five men and five women. Most productions are presented with a different gender balance and number of actors. Except for Jesus, John the Baptist and Judas, the character names used in our program will be the names of our CYT actors who are playing the roles, rather than the first names of the original cast members in the script. For purposes of casting, we will use the assigned names (most from the original Broadway cast). Directors will look for obvious personality characteristics to allow the individual cast members to be different enough from one another for the audience to distinguish them, and allow for assignment of lines in the script to make sense from a personality and character arc point-of-view. Unless noted, disciples can be male or female.

All of the Disciples must possess a high energy, sometimes over-the-top or quirky story telling ability. Physical comedy, vocal expression and comedic skits are all used by the disciples to act out lessons from the Bible. Though there are funny and silly moments, there are also dramatic moments that require each actor to express their deep love for Jesus/God (typically in song) and their grief when he dies. Must be mature enough to follow direction and contain his/her energy as we transition from “silly” stage work to “serious” stage work. 

In addition to each individual being able to stand out, it is important that all be able to function as an ensemble, without feeling like anyone (other than Jesus) stands out above the others. The directing team will be looking for comic ability, improvisation skills, and vocal strength.

Artistic Team:
Director: Lana Ivashin-King
Music Director: Joy Fisher
Choreographer: Kristin Schrader-Shawler
Student Assistant Director: Anya Worley

Production Coordinator
Jennifer Gilbertson
trivalley@cyt.org
 

Parent Meeting

Saturday, March 9th 10:00am

First parent meeting to be held Saturday, March 9 at 10:00 am. Second parent meeting to be held Saturday, April 27 at 10:00 am


Characters:

Jesus

  • Calvin Shawler

John the Baptist

  • Sean Flanagin

Judas

  • R.J. Field

Alexander (Jeffery)

  • Alexander Bennett

Graham (Lamar)

  • Graham Shawler

Jonathan (Herb)

  • Jonathan Walsh

Audree (Robin)

  • Audree Johnson

Ashley (Peggy)

  • Ashley Fisher

Annelise (Sonia)

  • Annelise Cady

Lily (Gilmer)

  • Lily Yendrey

Honour (JoAnne)

  • Honour King

Andrew (Disciple)

  • Andrew Thomas

Benjamin (Disciple)

  • Benjamin Bennett

Justine (Disciple)

  • Justine Stokes

Pharisees/Ensemble

  • Abbey Buckler
  • Jax Koski
  • Massimo Agrella

Ensemble

  • Chase Johnson
  • Eliot Mort
  • Isabelle Putney
  • Jessica Wang
  • Tessa Putney