The 2017-18 Talon Theatre season, "Choose Love!" explores the idea that community begins with recognizing our community humanity and the rights of all to live in peace by breaking down barriers and striving for understanding. In order to do this, we must "Choose Love!" Both shows selected for this Talon Theatre season are musicals that offer a glimpse into how true community begins with personal relationships.
Fall Production: "Godspell"
As scripture tells us, Jesus developed a community of followers who after Pentecost went forth to spread the Word which began the early Christian Church. As Jesus developed a community of followers who after Pentecost went forth to spread the Word which began the early Christian Church. As the central character in "Godspell" and the model for relationship in our lives, Jesus teaches His followers the lesson for creating community through parables. These parables become the central form of storytelling in "Godspell," punctuated by some of the most dynamic musical numbers written for the stage by Stephen Schwartz.
Talon Theatre students will create an environment of love, peace and community where they will build “A Beautiful City” within a homeless encampment.
Show dates: Nov. 2-5 in the Eagle Dome
When: AUGUST 28 2:30 – 6 p.m.
- PREPARE 16 – 32 Bars of a show tune. You may sing a song from the show.
- Dress appropriately for audition. Be prepared to move.
- Bring all paper work:
- Contract (please see Performing Arts Department for copies)
- Conflict Calendar (please see Performing Arts Department for copies)
- Resume and Headshot (no selfies or ID photos accepted.)
Please note: "Godspell" is an ensemble show. Everyone is on stage for the entire show and will sing for all group numbers.
Other than Jesus, John the Baptist and Judas there are not set character names. In the production, we will create the characters and bios. Song assignments will be based on vocal auditions and personality traits of individual actors. If there is a song you would like to be considered for, please prepare it for callbacks. If you play guitar and would like to accompany yourself at the audition that is acceptable.
"Prepare Ye" (John)
"Save the People" (Jesus)
"Day by Day" (Female)
"Learn Your Lessons Well" (Male)
"Bless the Lord" (Female)
"All for the Best" (Jesus, Judas)
"All Good Gifts" (Male)
"You are the Light of the World" (Male/Female)
"Turn Back O Man" (Female)
"Alas for You" (Jesus)
"By My Side" (Female)
"We Beseech Thee" (Male)
"Beautiful City" (Jesus)
"On the Willows" (Judas)
If you are a student in IB Theatre HL 1, HL 2 or SL or are in the Theatre Production Class you have the opportunity to apply to be a lead designer for "Godspell."
Please see Performing Arts Department for application. (Applications are due Aug. 28)
Students who are not in IB Theatre or theater productions may be a member of a design team but will not be considered as lead designer. The script will be available in June. Read and listen to the music for Godspell 2012. Be sure to explain and support your artistic choices.
Spring Production: "West Side Story"
In spring, Talon Theatre will tackle the premier musical about overcoming fear and prejudice and how two people, Tony and Maria, "Choose Love" over hate despite enormous cultural differences in the Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein masterpiece "West Side Story. This classic, based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, boasts one of the most beautiful scores in musical theater including songs such as “Tonight,” “Maria” and “Somewhere.”
Show Dates: April 19-22 in the Eagle Dome