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The roles of John/Judas, Uzo, George and Lindsay have been cast.
Casting open to all ages and ethnicities
Jesus: Must be the most charismatic individual in the cast. High energy, charming, funny, gentle but with strength. He is the sort of person others instinctively follow. (Sings: "Save the People", "All For the Best", "Alas for You", "Beautiful City")
Nick: Very high energy. Impish and playful. In the original, he played several musical instruments, including concertina, recorder and guitar. (Sings: "We Beseech Thee")
Telly: Not the brightest in the bunch, he is a little slow on the uptake. But there is a great sweetness and innocence about him. Because he sings "All Good Gifts" he must be a very good singer.
Anna Maria: A bit of a tomboy, but basically open and sweet. Perhaps the youngest of the group. She is the first of the group to commit to following Jesus in the song "Day by Day."
Morgan: Sassy and slightly cynical, the most urban of the group. Also the "sexy" one, but her sexiness contains a large element of put-on, in the manner of Mae West or Madonna (who in fact once played this role.) (Sings: "Turn Back, O Man")
Celisse: The female equivalent of the class clown. Goofy and a cut-up. In the 2012 Broadway revival, she played several instruments, including conga, ukulele and guitar. (Sings: "Learn Your Lessons Well")
This is an ensemble cast where all characters must sing, dance/move well, and act - playing a musical instrument is a plus, but not a must.