Audition Central: Godspell JR.

Script: Judas/John the Babtist


You vipers brood! Who warned you to escape from the coming retribution? Then prove your repentance by the fruit it bears; and do not presume to say to yourselves,  We have Abraham for our father. I tell you that God can make children for Abraham out of these stones here. Already the ax is laid to the roots of the trees; and every tree that fails to produce good fruit is cut down and thrown on the fire. I baptize you with water, for repentance sake...

(JESUS picks up the baptismal bucket and looks at it curiously as JOHN continues.)

But he who comes after me is mightier than I. I am not fit to take off his shoes.

(JESUS lifts up one of his shoeless feet and looks at it.)

He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

(JOHN turns and sees JESUS standing there, holding out the baptismal bucket. JOHN is surprised to see JESUS.)

Do you come to me?


Yeah, I wanna get washed up.


(kneels reverently before JESUS)
I need to be baptized by you.


(gently brings JOHN back to his feet)
No, no. Let it be so for the present. We do well now to conform with all that God requires.