Jesus-Christ-SuperstarHopefuls at the rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar await their chance to strutt their stuff before the selection panel recently.

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar is about to kick up a notch or two this weekend with the naming of the cast for the new-wave production.

Almost 100 people auditioned for a place in the cast last week but with 19 women and 29 men to be selected, there’s almost certain to be some disappointed faces when the cast is named this weekend.

There’ll be a break over the Christmas-New Year time and then preparations will be in full swing with sets, props and costumes all starting ahead of the first rehearsals early in February 2014.

The show hits the stage at the Wonthaggi Union Community Arts Centre on Saturday night, May 24, running for 12 performances until June 8 when it closes with a matinee on Sunday.