Auditions- God’s Favorite

Announcing Auditions for Spotlight Core’s Fall Production: God’s Favorite by Neil Simon

Audition Information

• When: August 19 & 20 at 6 pm (attendance at both sessions is not required)

Where: CEPA (The Center for Education and Performing Arts), located on the Pell City High School Campus, 25 Williamson Drive, Pell City 35125 

What to Prepare: CLICK HERE to complete your online audition form. Audition forms are preferred to be completed online. If you have any questions, please email Shelby Maddox. Please include any potential scheduling conflicts prior to auditions. Please prepare a 60 second monologue or 60 second joke for the auditions. There will also be cold readings at the auditions.


Roles are available for male and female performers ages 16 and up. Character Descriptions are listed below. There are also opportunities for backstage help. If you are interested in being a part of the production, but maybe not as an actor, contact Shelby Maddox.


Rehearsals will begin August 30th. The schedule will be built around the cast’s availability. Please list any recurring conflicts you have each day of the week and write any specific dates you already know you will be unavailable due to work/vacation/etc.

Performance Dates will be October 8-10, 2021.

Description of God’s Favorite

Successful Long Island businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern-day ‘Job’ with a demanding wife, ungrateful children, and wise-cracking household employees. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, he is visited by Sidney Lipton, a.k.a. A Messenger from God (and compulsive film buff) with a mission: test Joe’s faith and report back to “the Boss.” The jokes and Tests of Faith fly fast and furious as Neil Simon spins a contemporary morality tale like no other in this hilarious comedy.


Joe Benjamin- Successful Long Island business man. Modern Day ‘Job’.

Rose- wife to Joe. Demanding and has her own quirks.

Sarah- one of Joe’s children. Has a twin, Ben.

Ben- twin to Sarah. The twins test their father’s patience.

David- Eldest son to Joe. Likes to drink and like his other siblings, can be ungrateful.

Mady- wise-cracking and works for Joe in the house.

Morris- also works for Joe at the house and is comical.

Sidney Lipton- A quirky messenger from God with a mission to test Joe’s faith.