Roles and Audition Materials - I Witness News

Download Audition Materials here using Google Drive.  The README file in each folder contains detailed information about the files for each role.  Please read the README file first!

Roles and role requirements:
News Team: 
  • Cece: Lead Female, Older student. Heavy memorization, sung solo, movement. Excellent diction and acting skills. 
  • Jack: Male, Older student. Excellent acting skills; moderate memorization. 
  • Joe/Jo: Male or Female. Good acting skills, moderate memorization. Camera person. 
  • Teri/Terry: Male or Female. Good acting skills, moderate memorization. Audio person. 
  • News Announcer: Male or Female. Excellent clear diction, excellent sense of timing as lines timed to music. 

Biblical Characters: 
  • King Herod: Male lead. Excellent comedic and dramatic acting skills, heavy memorization. Dance experience a plus. Comic villain- lots of laughs 
  • Levi: Male or Female. Good acting skills, moderate memorization. Solo singing a plus. Herod’s loyal servant. 
  • Simeon: Male or Female. Good acting skills, moderate memorization. Role requires excellent singing – needs to carry an entire ballad. Character will be costumed as old man but open to male or female. Can be a “pants role” for an older girl. 
  • Angel of Bethlehem: Male or Female. Excellent Diction of scriptural lines; light memorization. 
  • Wise Men: (3) Male or Female. Good acting skills, moderate memorization. Strong singing voice (each has a solo verse of We Three Kings.) 
  • Shepherds: Male or Female. Good acting skills, light memorization. Great first character role for younger students. 
  • Mary and Joseph: Female (Mary) Male (Joseph) Non-speaking role. Good acting skills. No memorization. Great first character role for younger students. 
Mall Characters: 
  • Girl shoppers (2) Female: Great first character role for younger students. Light memorization. 
  • Boy shopper (1) Male: Great first character role for younger students. Light memorization. 
  • Mall Announcer: Male or Female. Excellent clear, loud diction. Will possibly understudy News Announcer role. 

Vocal Soloists: Many opportunities. 
Dancers: 
· Jazz (In a Palace – Male and Female “waiters and waitresses” 
· Lyrical/Ballet (Angels We Have Heard) Female 
· Tap (Herod’s Song) Female 

Stage Crew: (6th graders only) 

· Stage Manager
· Props Manager
· Lighting Manager
· Curtain Manager