Open auditions for LifeHouse Theater’s original musical “The Rise of King David,” will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the LifeHouse Theater, 1135 N. Church Street, Redlands.

Auditions will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. Those auditioning must be at least 10 years old. Roles are open for men and women. Men are especially encouraged to audition. Those auditioning should bring a theatrical résumé and a recent photo to leave with the audition panel.   Those without a photo may have a picture taken at the auditions for a $2 fee.

Auditioners should also bring their own sheet music in the preferred key, and be prepared to sing a short selection of about 16 measures.  A pianist will be provided but will not be able to transpose any sheet music. Auditions with CDs will not be accepted. Those without sheet music will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” with the accompanist.

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Available roles

Jesse: A ruthless drunk man, hurt by the reign of Saul                        

Saul: A man of contradictions, ruled by pride

David: A passionate young man who seems to prosper at everything he does, always up for a challenge, finds himself with major doubts about the future.

Samuel: A godly prophet, judge and priest

Abner: A trusted adviser to King Saul

Michal: Beautiful daughter of King Saul

Joab: Faithful servant, general of David

Jonathan: Saul’s son, educated, has a kind heart

Mephibosheth: Jonathan’s crippled son

King Achish: Pompous king of Philistia

Ahimelech: A righteous priest

Doeg: A rough man

Abiathar: A young priest (Ahimelech’s son)

Nabal: Drunk, stubborn fool

Abigail: A wise, beautiful woman

The Witch of Endor: Crazy woman practices magic

Saul’s warriors, attendants and servants, priests, women of Israel, David’s mighty men, philistines, Israelites and maids