The Passion Play

Passion Play 2023


Passion Play 2023 is scheduled for March 17, 2023.

To sign up for an audition time, please click here.

To download the full Passion Play Schedule, please see below.

What's the Passion Play? An event that has run for 32 years and running, the Passion Play is an experience that sets HNOJ apart. 9th and 10th graders participating in The Passion Play at HNOJ tell the greatest story the world has ever known. Powerful. Riveting. Unforgettable. Dedicated directors, adults, and high school teen directors guide our Confirmation teens through an experience that takes them back 2,000 years in history through the life and passion of our Lord. The Passion Play does count as one retreat during the two year Confirmation process.

What if I've never been in a play before? Totally ok! In the last 32 years, the majority of students participating in the play have had no acting experience. If you'd only like one line, that's ok. if you'd prefer not to have any lines, that's also ok. The is a role for any and every teen, regardless of how much acting experience you have.

Who? The Confirmation Teens, 2 Dedicated Directors, Energetic Teen Directors, and Phenomenal Group of Adult Volunteers. The Passion Play is an experienced designed for our 9th-grade teens. The Passion Play cast is lead by a dedicated, passionate, and talented group of volunteers who help to make this the life-changing experience that it is.

Where? All auditions, rehearsals, and the performance take place at Holy Name of Jesus.

Cost and Registration? $70. This cost covers all costumes, lighting, and props that are needed to make The Passion Play the great story that it is. Registration and fee must be completed before the first rehearsal on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Registration will be available at the Kick-Off Event in December.

How can I sign up for Passion Play? In order to participate in Passion Play, all members must go through an audition (more of a conversation really!) to see which part you would best portray. To sign up for an audition, please click here.

Tickets Passion Play tickets will be available starting with the last weekend of February. An announcement will be made as ticket distribution approaches. Tickets to the Passion Play are free and open to the entire parish.

Audition & Call Back Schedule 2022- 2023

Auditions - All auditions last 30 minutes and all auditions are guaranteed a role. Sign up for a slot using the Sign-Up Genius.
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:30pm - 9:00pm


Callbacks - All cast members are asked to attend one session of callbacks. Most will be dismissed early.
  • Saturday, December 3, 2022, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Passion Play Kick Off All members are asked to be at the Kick-Off. You will find out your role this evening and read through the script together for the first time.
  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 7:30pm – 9:00pm
Rehearsals - We only have 10 rehearsals for Passion Play, so it is imperitive that all cast members be at rehearsals. If you must miss, please email Elliut.                                                                                                                                                                              
  • Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Sunday, February 26, 2023, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 8, 2023, 7:30pm - 9:00pm


Dress Rehearsal Week  - We'll be putting the final touches on the Passion Play this week. 

  • Sunday, March 12, 2023, 6:30pm - 9:00pm (Set up for the Passion Play on Friday)
  • Monday, March 13, 2023, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Passion Play

  • Friday, March 17, 2023, 8:00pm


For any questions about Passion Play, please contact Elliut Fonseca.