WELCOME TO THE AUDITION PAGE FOR
NEW LIFE FINE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF
“CELESTIAL CITY”,

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD at the NEW LIFE MINISTRY CENTER, 221 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA

SATURDAY, JULY 9 at 9 AM – 12:30 PM MONDAY, JULY 11 At 6:30 PM –  9:30 PM 

This “auto-bi-allegory” is based on the life of 17th-century author, preacher, and tinker John Bunyan and interwoven with his spiritual quest story, “The Pilgrim’s Progress” along with portions of his other writings all penned during his 12-year imprisonment in Bedford England.

This musical adaptation is written and directed by David MacAdam and features a company of actors/singers/dancers ready to take you on the journey of a lifetime. It’s all here- the Hill Difficulty, Palace Beautiful, Vanity Fair, mountaintop exhilarations, valleys of humiliation, dungeons of despair, and the unpredictable twists and turns on what proves to be the dangerous road of life.

PLEASE READ THE AUDITION INFO before REGISTERING to AUDITION.

Performances will be held at the Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center, 344 Main St, Groton, MA on December 9, 10, 16, and 17 at @7:30pm and on December 10, 11, 17 & 18 at 2:30 pm.

Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, September 15, and will take place every Thursday from 7-9:30 pm, Saturdays from 9 am-1 pm, and scheduled Mondays from 7 pm – 9:30 pm at the New Life Ministry Center in Concord. The entire cast may not need to be at every rehearsal. A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be provided before the first rehearsal.

Tech Rehearsals, Dress Rehearsals, and Performances at the Groton-Dunstable Performing Arts Center will take place in December

 

PRODUCTION WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday, 12/5, 5:30-11:00pm – Wet Tech 1

Tuesday, 12/6, 5:30-11:00pm – Wet Tech 2

Wednesday, 12/7, 5:30-11:00pm – Dress Rehearsal 1

Thursday, 12/8, 5:30-11:00pm – Dress Rehearsal 2

Friday, 12/9, 5:30-11:00pm – Show 1 (7:30pm)

Saturday, 12/10, 12:30-11:00pm – Show 2 (2:30pm) & Show 3 (7:30pm)

Sunday, 12/11, 12:30-6:00pm – Show 4 (2:30pm)

Wednesday, 12/14, 5:30-11:00pm – Dress Rehearsal 3

Friday, 12/16, 5:30-11:00pm – Show 5 (7:30pm)

Saturday, 12/17, 12:30-11:00pm – Show 6 (2:30pm) & Show 7 (7:30pm)

Sunday, 12/18, 12:30-11:00pm – Show 8 (2:30pm) & Load Out

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE AUDITION

(Please note that auditions will be videotaped for the production team’s reference.)

  1. Practice and be prepared to sing either My Country Tis of Thee or In Christ Alone. (click here for sheet music). You can either sing melody of the alternate written harmonies (alto, tenor, or bass).
  2. Pick a scene appropriate to your gender, age, etc. from the Audition Packet and Role Chart and become familiar with that part and be prepared to read it (Memorization is a plus, but not mandatory). You may be asked to read an alternate part.

If circumstances prevent you from being able to audition in person, you may upload an audition video containing a  song (In Christ Alone or My Country Tis of Thee), and acting in one of the scenes. Every video audition should consist of the participant’s full body. If the participant is only auditioning as one character, they will need another person to read the lines of the other characters. That person can be on-screen or off-screen.

The cast album is available for sale in the New Life Fine Arts store

CDs can be purchased at the New Life Ministry Center.