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Master Arts Theatre is pleased to announce AUDITIONS for the original musical, SEEKING THE CHILD, based on the short story The Other Wise Man by Henry Van Dyke
Artaban is a magi, a wise man who is planning to travel to meet the new born Savior of Israel. He sells all he has to purchase gifts for the King, but along the way gets delayed by various distractions demanding his attention. Will he be able to find the child king and honor him with his gifts?
With an original folk music score and encounters with Bible characters, SEEKING THE CHILD presents the nativity and gospel story in a new way that will seem both familiar and fresh to audiences of all ages.
Saturday, September 23rd at 10:00 am
Monday, September 25th at 6:30
November 30 - December 16, 2023
Thursday, Friday & Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm
Saturday matinees at 2:00 pm
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and simple music auditions to determine ability.
Perusal scripts and demo recordings of the music are available by contacting the box office at (616) 455-1001.
You can pre-register for your audition spot at .
SEEKING THE CHILD Character List (in order of appearance)
ELIZABETH or ELIJAH
8 – 12. Daughter of Jairus or son of the Widow of Nain
JAIRUS or WIDOW OF NAIN
Narrator of the story, middle aged
One of the magi, 20 - 40’s male.
Older male, father to Artaban
Magi, either gender
Magi, either gender
Middle aged Magi, gruff, either gender
Older female, mother to Artaban
Mothers from Bethlehem
Roman captain, shows more compassion than the other soldiers
John the Baptist
ENSEMBLE / CITIZENS OF JERUSALEM
Teens to 30’s female, daughter of Rhodaspes
VOICE OF JESUS
SEEKING THE CHILD is produced by permission from Bridgekeepers Studio.
Master Arts Theatre welcomes all actors to audition, and we do not discriminate based on race, gender, age, or class. Unless specific requirements are listed for a part, all actors will be considered fairly. Casting is made at the director's discretion. Parts are not pre-cast unless specifically noted in the audition information.