Chicago auditions for “Joseph and the technicolor dreamcoat”


Posted by the Executive/Artistic Director

Where: Chicago (Palatine)
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Type: Theater

Award-Winning Theatre Nebula
Announces Auditions for our Fall 2013 Production
of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice’s Iconic Musical


Directed by Kevin Wiczer
Music Direction by Jeff Poindexter
Choreographed by Kara Williams
Designed by J. Spencer Greene



The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

AUDITION INFORMATION: All Auditions will be at Cutting Hall, 150 E. Wood Street, Palatine, Illinois, 60067.

Preliminary Auditions Appointments:
Sunday, May 12th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, by appointment only in 5 minute slots
Monday, May 13th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM, by appointment only in 5 minute slots

Callback Auditions (By Invitation Only):
Lead Vocals Callbacks – Thursday, May 16th from 7:00 PM to 10 PM.
Choreography Callbacks – Saturday, May 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

What to Prepare and Further Information:

-A current Headshot/Resume
-32 bars of music from a musical theatre song that shows off your range. No dance will be done at preliminary auditions.
-To be considered, ALL must be available for both of the Callback Days in case you are invited back.
-Both men and women are needed, age 18 and older.
-A Children’s Chorus will also be utilized. If you have a child that is interested, send an e-mail to with “Children’s Chorus” in the subject line. In the body of the e-mail, put your child’s name, contact parent’s name, e-mail, and phone number. Our Children’s Chorus Director will contact you when we are ready to see prospective children for the show.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your audition time slot. If coming from Chicago, or out of town, Cutting Hall is only 4 blocks east of the Palatine Train Station, on the very same street!

Performance dates are September 7th, 8th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 27th , 28th and 29th at the historic Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 E. Wood Street in Palatine, Illinois, 60067. Friday and Saturday shows are at 8:00 PM; Sunday shows are at 3:00 PM. One single performance or preview may be added. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin Sunday, July 28th and go through September 6th and will be held in Palatine.

To sign up for an appointment, call (847) 220-4NEB (4632) or e-mail If calling, please speak slowly and clearly. In your message or e-mail, please provide your name, a phone number where you may be reached, and your desired date and time for an audition appointment. We will return your call—or reply by e-mail—to confirm your slot. All efforts will be made to give you a slot as close to your desired time as possible. Please bring a headshot and resume to the audition, and be prepared to list your conflicts for the rehearsal and production period. The roles in this production are non-paid.

13 MEN & 12 WOMEN

Jacob / Potiphar / Dancer
Reuben (Canaan Days) / Dancer
Simeon (One More Angel In Heaven) / Dancer
Levi / The Butler
Judah (Benjamin Calypso) / Dancer
Dan / The Pharaoh / Dancer
Naphtali / Slave / Dancer
Gad / The Baker
Asher / Soldier / Dancer
Issachar / Soldier / Dancer
Zebulun / Soldier / Dancer
Benjamin / Soldier / Dancer
Reuben’s Wife / Camel / Dancer
Simeon’s Wife / Mrs. Potiphar / Dancer
Levi’s Wife / Camel / Dancer
Judah’s Wife / Pharaoh’s Back Up Singer / Dancer
Dan’s Wife / Pharaoh’s Back Up Singer / Dancer
Naphtali’s Wife / Potiphar Singer / Dancer
Gad’s Wife / Potiphar Singer / Dancer
Asher’s Wife / Dancer / Ishmaelite
Issachar’s Wife / Dancer / Ishmaelite
Zebulun’s Wife / Dancer / Ishmaelite
Benjamin’s Wife / Dancer / Ishmaelite

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Chicago (Palatine)
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