Auditions Announced for 2018 “Savior of the World” in Salt Lake City

  • 16 August 2018

Producers of Savior of the World are seeking cast members for the 2018 production in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Participants need not be professionals but should have a desire to share a witness of Jesus Christ.

Article Highlights

  • Auditions begin August 24, 2018.
  • Rehearsals begin September 22, 2018.
  • Performances run November 16 through December 29, 2018.

The Music and Cultural Arts Division of the Church is inviting adults and families (with children ages 7 and older) to participate in the 2018 production of Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection in the Conference Center Theater in Salt Lake City.

Savior of the World is a two-hour musical production based on the events surrounding the birth and Resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was first performed in 2000 for the inauguration of the Church’s Conference Center Theater.

Latter-day Saint actors, members of other Christian faiths, and individuals from all races and ethnic groups are encouraged to audition. Cast members are chosen, in part, for their theatrical ability, but directors are also seeking those with a desire to share their witness of Jesus Christ. The more than 100 speaking and singing parts are recast every year, bringing new participants to the production.

Auditions

Schedule auditions online at http://bit.ly/2018SOTW, or call the casting hotline at 801-240-9300. Walk-ins are also welcome (see dates, locations, and addresses below).

Those interested in an ensemble role should prepare to sing a hymn or Primary song as an individual or as a family. To audition for a lead role, please bring a résumé and prepare to sing 16 bars of a song that demonstrates your vocal range and ability. A Broadway ballad is appropriate or a song from Savior of the World using the music found online.

Auditions will be held at the following dates, times, and locations:

Friday, August 24
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Bountiful Regional Center
835 North 400 East, North Salt Lake, Utah

Saturday, August 25
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bountiful Regional Center
835 North 400 East, North Salt Lake, Utah

Tuesday, August 28
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Meetinghouse
828 West 1600 North, Orem, Utah

Tuesday, September 4
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
BYU Richards Building, room #1137
Provo, Utah

Wednesday, September 5
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
BYU Richards Building, room #1137
Provo, Utah

Callbacks and rehearsals

Callbacks will be held September 1, 7, and 8 at the Bountiful Regional Center.

Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, September 22, at the Bountiful Regional Center.

Performances

Performances will run Tuesdays through Saturdays, November 16, 2018, through December 29, 2018. There will be no performances on Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as December 11–15 due to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert.

A scene from Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection.

A scene from Savior of the World: His Birth and Resurrection.