Summer Musical Productions
Musical Theatre Workshop Information:
Directed by Brian Lynch
Performance Dates: July 26, 27, 28 and August 2, 3, 4 Ages: 8 and Up Cost: $150
About: North Central College proudly presents the time-honored musical, “Peter Pan.” With lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Mark Charlap and Jule Styne, this musical is based on the play by James M. Barrie. Escape to Neverland as the Lost Boys battle Captain Hook and his wily band of pirates. Show your support for Tinker Bell, letting her and all around you know that you do believe. See the magic come to life as the Darling family flies off to join the adventures of the boy who will not grow up, Peter Pan. Here is your chance to be a member of the cast for this family classic. We are looking for Lost Boys, pirates, Tiger Lilly’s “Tribe,” and the Darling family as Peter Pan flies onto the Pfeiffer Hall stage! And, of course, Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and the rest of the cast. All roles are open. Perfect entertainment for the entire family and a great way to spend a summer. Make the trip to Neverland with your friends and family.
“Jesus Christ Superstar”
Directed by Susan Craig-Olsen
Performance Dates: June 28, 29, 30 and July 5, 6, 7 Ages: 14 and up Cost: $150
About: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote “Jesus Christ Superstar” as a “concept” album. It later became a smash hit Broadway musical in 1971 and added a new dimension to musical theatre: the rock opera. It won five Tony Awards including best original score, which, for Lloyd Webber is an uncharacteristic blend of rock, heavy metal and theatrical pop that many grew up on in the 1970s. Rice’s interpretation of Jesus’ last days and Judas’ motives are somewhat unconventional, if not thought provoking. “Jesus Christ Superstar” offers a combination of powerful, unforgettable music and the wrenching emotion of the greatest story ever told.
Chorus 14 years and up: 93 (if someone under 14 wants to do the show, they must have another registered family member over 14)
The chorus will play MANY different characters throughout the show, including but not limited to:
Dark Spirits, towns people, Apostle's wives, Soldiers, Merchants, Lepers, Herod's Court, the Blind Man, the Cripple, the Blind Man's parents, etc. All chorus members will sing and move and/or dance.
The Principals will be cast age appropiriately as possible:
Jesus of Nazareth (33 years of age, tenor)
Mary Magdalene (18-35, alto)
Judas Iscariot (18-35, tenor)
King Herod (30-50, baritone)
Caiaphas (40-50, bass)
Peter (20-40, baritone)
Pontius Pilate (30-50 baritone)
Simon Zealotes (20-30, tenor)
Annas (30-50, baritone/tenor)
3 priests (various ages and ranges)
9 Apostles who double in the chorus
3 Judas' tormentors (featured dancers)
3-9 Soul Girls (featured singers)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR CAST
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Directed by Jeordano Martinez and Matt Boresi
Performance Dates: July 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 Ages: Auditionees should be post-high school graduation age. Auditions not required for all roles. Cost: $150
About: Whether you are a budding talent with a developing interest in classical singing or a seasoned performer well-versed in operetta, your summer will be enriched and enlivened through participation in our production of “Iolanthe,” a witty and fanciful tale of renegade fairy princesses and lovestruck judges by the creators of “The Pirates of Penzance” and “The Mikado!” The North Central College Light Opera experience provides both an educational workshop in opera performance and enjoyable, fast-paced process shared with fun and like-minded musicians.