Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Jesus
Jesus is a natural-born teacher. Cast a performer who is a good singer and is comfortable taking on a leadership position without being bossy or judgmental. Jesus experiences a full array of emotions during the show, so you want to find a solid actor who can convincingly perform this range.
Gender: male
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Judas/John the Babtist

One performer plays both of these roles, which is quite a challenge. This actor must be charismatic in the opening, headstrong and comical in the middle of the show, and eventually turn on Jesus at the end. All of this while being a great singer, too. You will definitely want to cast one of your strongest singers and actors in this role. Be creative. There is no reason Judas/John the Baptist can't be performed by a girl.

Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Day By Day
This song doesn't have a large vocal range, but it has great power and weight at the start and then livens up to a great celebratory number. Cast a singer who has the right vocal range, as well as the vocal control to lead the song from beginning to end.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: C4
Learn Your Lessons Well Solo 1

The key to patter songs is to find singers who are great enunciators and engaging storytellers. It is less about the melody and more about the lyrics. 

Gender: any
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3
Learn Your Lessons Well Solo 2

The key to patter songs is to find singers who are great enunciators and engaging storytellers. It is less about the melody and more about the lyrics. 

Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: G3
O, Bless The Lord, My Soul
Pull out your big guns for this song. Cast a great musician with both vocal control and power.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
All Good Gifts
This heartfelt ballad sounds best when sung by someone who not only has a beautiful voice, but also can express honest, simple emotions while they are singing.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: F#5
Vocal range bottom: B3
We Beseech Thee
This high-energy number can almost be spoken if you don't have a great singer. It's the perfect song for the fun-loving class clown who enjoys performing but might not hit every note. Add a slight southern accent to liven the number up even more.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: D4
Light Of The World
Here's another song that can be spoken in rhythm. Cast fearless performers who are not afraid to interact with the audience.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: G4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Beautiful City
Look for a singer who can bring everyone together and deliver the message of the show in this beautiful, sincere song.
Gender: any
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Narrators
There are a whole multitude of Narrators throughout the show. Cast students with loud, clear voices who are comfortable being in front of an audience and telling a story.
Gender: any
Ensemble
These cast members are the heart of Godspell JR. They will enact all of the parables and eventually become a community led by Jesus. Find actors and singers who are willing to try anything and enjoy playing.
Gender: any