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Musical Arts OnStage Auditions

Fall 2014 productions of Godspell and The Star

General Auditions: 7 p.m. on Wednesday 8/27 in Taube
Scripts/scores are on reserve in the Gellert Library for perusal by all.
Music for both shows is tuneful and singable. Godspell is a folk/rock score, The Star is operetta.
Musical Arts majors: please prepare 2 contrasting songs/arias, at least one in English.
Non-majors: may prepare 1 song or aria in English.
Please bring sheet music in your key. A faculty accompanist will be provided.
Please schedule your vocal appointment by emailing:
Production Manager Matthew Royce Cohen at


Godspell: Friday 8/29 beginning at 7 p.m.
Star: Thursday 9/4 beginning at 7 p.m.
(You may be called back for one or both shows.)


Performances: October 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 p.m., October 12, 19 at 2 p.m., Taube Center
Preview Selections for Alumni, Homecoming Weekend: October 4 at 5 p.m., Taube Center
Rehearsals Monday through Friday 7-10 pm, beginning September 8
Music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by John-Michael Tebelak (1971)
Director: Greg Fritsch Music Director: Debra Lambert Choreographer: Dottie Lester-White

GODSPELL was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, PIPPIN, CHILDREN OF EDEN); and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day By Day” GODSPELL features a parade of beloved songs including “Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord,””All Good Gifts,” “Turn Back, O Man” and “Beautiful City.” GODSPELL is based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, boasting a score with chart topping songs and a book by visionary playwright (John-Michael Tebelak).

The Star

NDNU Performances: December 4, 5, 6 at 7:30 p.m., December 7 at 2 p.m., Taube Center
With Pocket Opera: January 17 at 2 p.m., Florence Gould Theater, San Francisco
January 18 at 2 p.m., Hillside Club, Berkeley
Staging rehearsals: Monday through Friday 7-10 p.m., will begin October 20.
A music rehearsal schedule will be developed after casting.
Music by Emmanuel Chabrier, original French libretto by Eugéne Leterrier and Albert Vanloo (1877)
Presented in collaboration with San Francisco’s Pocket Opera
Performed in the English setting by Donald Pippin
Director: Debra Lambert Music Director: Daniel Lockert Choreographer: Dottie Lester-White

The story of the great and powerful King Ouf the First and his improbable astrological connection to a wily cosmetics peddler. A melodic score, a lighthearted story, and a solemn tribute to the distinctly French beverage, “chartreuse.”


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