iMPERFECT Messiah

Book & Lyrics by Beth Mondragon Williams

Music by Sean Hutton with

Altiyan Childs, Kasing Sining, Miguel Hutton, BM Williams


Seymour Performers Workshop is proud to be supporting the development of an original musical production iMPERFECT Messiah.

Based on the story of David and Goliath, this epic tale is reimagined with a contemporary/pop musical theatre score.

We’re seeking expressions of interest from performers interested in participating in an experimental workshop process to further develop this piece.

The process will include an audition-workshop session on Sunday 3rd of July, followed by a short, intensive rehearsal period of approximately seven rehearsals culminating in a staged reading performance on Saturday 27th of August.

If you’re an actor and vocalist who would like to be involved in the creative process of developing a musical from the ground up we’re keen to hear from you!


The story

Teenager and humble shepherd David becomes the accidental hero after slaying the giant Goliath with a slingshot. This catapults him to a rapid climb to success and position, eventually marrying the king’s daughter, thus making him prince and son-in-law to King Sh’wul. The King, bitterly jealous of David’s achievements attempts to murder David with his spear. David escapes to the wilderness, his hopes for predestined glory as leader dashed.  In exile, David masters the ways of a desperate mercenary, the cunning of a Mafioso-like boss, and accumulates wealth and power as a self-made man. He is ready to be king.

To read more about the story and follow the journey of iMPERFECT Messiah please visit the website www.imperfectmessiah.com


Audition-workshop details

To get started we’re holding an audition-workshop session on Sunday 3rd of July. Facilitated by iMPERFECT Messiah writer and lyricist Beth Mondragon Williams, the format will be a group workshop session where we’ll explore ‘The Song as Dramatic Text’ .

During this session Beth will encourage participants to:

  • Focus on song lyrics rather than the music performance of the song
  • Discover the use of nuance to enhance stage acting skills
  • Strengthen the language of the body as a tool for storytelling
  • Heighten the drama within to express the drama without

Please prepare a pop or contemporary musical theatre song and bring along a backing track and printed copy of the lyrics. Some examples of the style of music for audition songs are:

  • Don’t Cry for Me Argentina (Evita)
  • Believe (Adam Lambert version)
  • I don’t Know How to Love Him (JC Superstar)
  • Heaven on Their Minds (JC Superstar)
  • Someone Like You (Adele)
  • I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserable)

Date: Sunday 3 July

Time: 1.45pm Registration for 2pm – 4pm audition workshop

Venue: Les Bell Pavilion, Kings Park Seymour (see map here)

Age Range: 15+