Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Auditions
December 15, 2017- January 7, 2018
LYRICS BY TIM RICE, MUSIC BY ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Directed by Michael J. Lasley
Choreographed by Anne Nicole Beck
Music Direction by Brent E. Marty
Go, Go, Go Joseph! The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Israel’s favorite son returns to the Civic stage. Told entirely through song, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT follows the journey of Joseph as he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers but uses his intelligence and wit along with his ability to interpret dreams to advance and become the right hand man of Pharaoh himself.
The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and island music (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do”, “Close Every Door” and “Go, Go Joseph”.
Prep Session – June 12th @ 7:30 pm
Adult Auditions (15 and up) – June 18th & 19th @ 7:00 pm
Children’s Choir Auditions (7-14) – June 28th & 29th @ 4:00pm
Please come prepared with your best 16 bars of an appropriate song. Please bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided. All adults will be required to go through a movement audition. You will be given an opportunity to change clothes – please bring appropriate footwear. Actors auditioning for the Children’s Choirs will not need to stay for a dance audition.
First Rehearsal – October 16, 2017
Performances – December 15, 2017 – January 7, 2018
Narrator – Not of the time or place of the action. The Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers. She is the glue that holds the story together. Mezzo-Belter (G3-G5)
Jacob – The father of twelve sons, his favorite being Joseph. Often doubles as Potiphar. Baritone (A2-C3)
Joseph – Jacob’s favored son, Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble with his brothers when he predicts his future will include ruling over the other eleven. Bari/Tenor (A2-B4)
Potiphar – A powerful and rich Egyptian, Potiphar purchases Joseph and puts him to work in his household, where he soon realizes that Joseph is honest, hard-working, and a great addition to his pool of help. Baritone (D3-A3)
Mrs. Potiphar – Beautiful and scheming, Mrs. Potiphar tries to seduce Joseph, but is unsuccessful. Preferably a dancer.
Pharaoh – The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. An homage to Elvis. Baritone (Bb2-G#4)
Joseph’s Eleven Brothers – Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin – The following will be chosen from these performers:
“One More Angel”Soloist: Baritone (D3-F4)
“Those Canaan Days”Soloist: Baritone (C3-F#4)
“Benjamin Calypso”Soloist: Bari/Tenor (F3-C5 falsetto)
Butler/ Baker: Bari/Tenor (F3-F4)
The Wives – The wives of Jacob & Sons. Actors and dancers playing the wives also double as Egyptians and servants of Potiphar.
Children’s chorus (7 – 14 years old) – 60 children divided into 3 rotating choirs