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Seeking Kids for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"

Lancaster, NH, United States
ID: 569947Exp: 7/27/2024
Description:

Seeking kids ages 5-18 years old for the "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Show. Please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s musical sensation Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat began in 1968 as a fifteen-minute "pop cantata" for Colet Court, St. Paul’s all-boys London prep school, when the head of the music department asked Mr. Webber if he would write something for the annual Easter concert. After consulting with his friend Tim Rice, they decided to create a piece about Joseph and his coat of many colors from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. The concert was such a success that new performances were arranged for Westminster Central Hall and later St. Paul’s Cathedral, where it was expanded to 35 minutes with new songs. The London Sunday Times gave the show a positive review and suddenly the stage was set for Joseph to take on a surprising journey of its own. In 1971, the show expanded again with the release of a concert album before finally making its way to Broadway in 1982. Joseph’s humble beginnings led to one of the most celebrated musicals ever staged. It continues to be staged in venues both small and large and has been performed thousands of times throughout the world. This timeless story of jealousy, forgiveness, and hope lives on in this beloved show. Additional info: Listen to the pre-selected cut from the song, ‘Go, Go, Go Joseph.’ Please note the track begins at the measure 90 and ends at the conclusion of measure 102. For those who cannot read music, the words are: Go, go, go Joseph you know what they say, hang on now Joseph you’ll make it someday. 'Sha la la Joseph, you’re doing fine, you and your dreamcoat' ahead of your time. (This same phase then repeats.) Be prepared to sing the song and answer some questions about yourself and the roles you may be most interested in playing. During auditions, the choreographer will also teach a short dance routine to everyone auditioning. See the attachment for details. If interested, please apply.

14 roles

JOSEPHMale14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Tenor – Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob. Confident and charming. Vocally strong. Ideally, this role would be played by a high school student.

NARRATORBoth genders14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Soprano – The audience’s guides through the story. The narrator tells Joseph’s story with words and songs. Can command the stage while directing focus to story elements. Strong singer with great energy.

PHARAOHMale14-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Baritone – Egypt’s ruler, considered a god on earth. Searching for the meaning behind his dreams. Portrayed as a world-famous rock star. Full of energy and confidence. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble in the first act.

POTIPHARBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Baritone – Rich, self-indulgent, and sophisticated Egyptian capitalist. Makes Joseph the leader of his household. Strong character actor with a powerful speaking voice. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble.

MRS. POTIPHARFemale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Alto – Indulgent and confident in her pursuit of what she wants, which at this time happens to be Joseph. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble.

JACOBMale11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Baritone – Aged father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. Strong character actor who can sing and move well.

BUTLERBoth genders11-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Tenor or Mezzo – Pharaoh’s right hand. While in jail, Joseph interprets Butler's dreams to a positive outcome. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble.

BAKERBoth genders10-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Tenor or Mezzo – Head of Pharaoh’s kitchen. While in jail, Joseph interprets the Baker’s dreams to a less-than-positive outcome. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble.

JOSEPH’S BROTHERSMale10-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Various Ranges – Jealous of Joseph being their father’s favorite son. Skilled dancers and singers. Will also double as general ensemble in some scenes. Several brothers are featured in songs such as ‘One More Angel in Heaven,’ ‘Those Canaan Days,’ and ‘Benjamin Calypso.’

WIVESFemale10-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Various Ranges – The 11 wives of Joseph’s 11 brothers. Skilled dancers and singers. Will also double as general ensemble in some scenes.

EgyptiansBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Various Ranges – Actors, singers, and dances.

IshmaelitesBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Various Ranges – Actors, singers, and dances.

CanaanitesBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Various Ranges – Actors, singers, and dances.

CHILDREN’S CHOIRBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

A featured group of children who the narrator tells the story to as she shares the story with the audience. Children sing beautiful echoing lines throughout the show. Limited dance required for these parts.