WELCOME TO THE AUDITION PAGE FOR
NEW LIFE FINE ARTS’ PRODUCTION OF
Performance dates are September 15, 16, 22, and 23 @ 7:30 p.m. and September 16, 17, 23, and 24 @ 2:30 p.m. at the
Groton Dunstable Performing Arts Center.
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD at the NEW LIFE MINISTRY CENTER, 221 Baker Avenue, Concord, MA
Thursday April 13th, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
and Saturday, April 15th, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The musical “Ruth” is a heart-warming love story from the Bible. We can all relate to some aspect of it. It has tragedy, humor, romance, endearing characters, and a plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Most importantly, it is a story that speaks about the universal need for redemption and the provision of a Redeemer who is both willing and able to restore what has been broken and lost.
This original full-length musical by David MacAdam (with additional music by John Curtis) maps out the journey of a spiritual seeker named Ruth. She is a destitute widow from an enemy territory who finds hope when she hears the good news of how the God of the Jewish people is a covenant-keeping God, “A Keeper of His Promises”, and has mercifully provided for her a personal, loving Redeemer in the town of Bethlehem.
Through faith in God’s Word, Ruth is providentially brought to the feet of one who is proved to be her kinsman-redeemer. Through his grace, she lays hold of the ultimate promise of seeing the testimony of “God is my king” fully established through the Lord Jesus Christ, who would be one of her descendants.
This original musical adaptation of the Book of Ruth has brought hope to a variety of audiences who have seen it produced in New England as well as in Israel and Australia. New Life Fine Arts is pleased to be able to present it on stage once again.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE AUDITION
(Please note that auditions will be videotaped for the production team’s reference.)
- 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).
- 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.
*Cast scheduling information is found on the Audition Form