Casting Call 

AUDITIONS:
Saturday, January 25, 9:30am – 12:30pm
Sunday, January 26, 1:00-4:00pm
(Please note you only need to attend one audition session)
Call Backs: If necessary – Sunday January 26, 5:30pm
Rehearsals begin: January 31

(Fridays 6:30-8:30pm   Saturdays 9am-noon   Sundays 1:00-4:00pm)
Show dates:  April 10-12 and 16-18 (Easter weekend and the following weekend).

 

SYNOPSIS
Cotton Patch Gospel is based on the book The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John by Clarence Jordan. The Gospel is presented in a setting of rural Georgia with country music songs, the final and perhaps best work of Harry Chapin. Herod is the mayor of Atlanta and, inevitably, Christ is lynched by local thugs only to rise again. Drama critics loved this show.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

MUSICIANS­ - Score is written for Bass, Banjo, Fiddle, 2 Guitars and Mandolin.  May be adapted if necessary

 

DISCIPLES – this group of 12 men includes Matthew who narrates the story, other speaking roles include Peter and Judas. The bluegrass ensemble are also disciples.

 

JOE DAVIDSON – Jesus’ father – featured soloist

 

MARY DAVIDSON- Jesus’ mother - featured soloist

 

JOHN THE BAPTIZER / HEROD – speaking role & featured soloist

 

JESUS (pre-teen) – small speaking role

 

JESUS (adult) – speaking role & featured soloist

 

ENSEMBLE – includes 5-6 small speaking roles and 5-6 small vocal solos. The entire cast also sings together. This group will consist of 12-20 people at least 5 years of age, children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult in the cast.  Everyone is encouraged to audition regardless of gender, ethnicity or physical challenges.

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