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Arkansas Repertory Theatre is seeking a singer/dancer/actor for its upcoming production of “Godspell,” directed by Donna Drake, choreographed by 2 Ring Circus.  Rehearsals begin May 9, opening is June 2, and closing is June 25 with a possible one-week extension to July 2.  All roles paid.  Seeking:

BARKER:  African American Male. Late 20's - Mid 30's. The front of house operator and stage manager who ensures that people are in the seats. He has been with the circus through the ups and downs and has always stuck by. Now he is fearful of where to go now that they are closing. He is sad and mournful of the loss of this grueling yet uplifting job. A man who has carried the bulk of the weight of keeping the doors open and making sure that everything is set in place when JOHN JUDAS is not. He wears many hats, but never asks for any special treatment or thanks. Sings ALL GOOD GIFTS & ON THE WILLOWS. Understudies JESUS. Looking for a male actor who sings amazingly and dances well with skills in partnering. Any special skills are welcome including juggling, magic, instrument playing, etc.  Looking for an actor who would be willing to learn a few specific ground circus skills for the production. Education of those skills will be provided.

Auditions will be held by appointment only on the evening of Thursday, March 2 at The Rep’s Education Annex located at 518 Main St., Little Rock, AR.   To obtain an appointment time, please email Peter Mensky, Company Manager/Casting Associate, at

Below are the audition sides for the role of The Barker.  The sides include 2 short scenes and 2 song cuttings.  Please note that the actor who plays the role of the Barker also understudies the role of Jesus.

Godspell Sides

Barker Sides

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Note on the production:  GODSPELL, as reimagined by 2 Ring Circus and Donna Drake, is set inside the world of a newly bankrupted family circus at the height of the Civil Rights movement on the outskirts of Birmingham, Alabama in 1968. A hunted prophet and peacemaker is taken in by a traveling family of entertainers lost in a world of political and religious unrest. Over the course of their brief time with this miraculous man, they are each transformed by his teachings and find salvation even in the wake of his loss to journey out into the world and build a more Beautiful City. 

The traditional script and score of the hit Broadway musical GODSPELL remains completely intact but is now told through the eyes and talents of this band of aerialists, acrobats, singers, dancers, jugglers and clowns as they find a new hope and inspiration for a better world where the greatest commandment is to love your neighbor as yourself.

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