News release from the University of Saint Francis:
USF Presenting “Jesus Christ Superstar”
Timeless musical is part of the University of Saint Francis’ 125th anniversary celebration.
(August 21, 2015) â€” The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will present the rock opera, “Jesus Christ Superstar”, during the fall semester as part of the university’s 125th anniversary celebration. An open audition for the musical will be held on Sunday, September 13 at 2 p.m. at the USF North Campus in room 137, with call backs taking place on Tuesday, September 15 at 7 p.m.
The USF School of Creative Arts is inviting all interested individuals to audition as this is a large production. Those auditioning are asked to prepare and memorize one verse of a song which best demonstrates their vocal ability. Standard Broadway show tunes are preferred and sheet music will be required as an accompanist is provided, but producers are also looking for performers who can handle the “rock and roll feel” of this high-energy musical.
With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the musical features the central character of Jesus as a social and political rebel. Critics have said the show “illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.” Brad Beauchamp will direct.
Performances will be presented Friday through Sunday, November 6-8 and 13-15, at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.
Show times are:
- Friday, November 6 – 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 7 – 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 8 – 2 p.m.
- Friday, November 13 – 8 p.m.
- Saturday, November 14 – 8 p.m.
- Sunday, November 15 – 2 p.m.
Doors will open 30 minutes before the show for general seating. Tickets are available through ArtsTix Community Box Office at 260-422-4226 or online anytime at tickets.artstix.org. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors 65 years or older and children under 18. Group rates of $12 per person are available to groups of 20 or more.
About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.