Auditions in Winston-Salem, NC for “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat”

12/19/2016

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Type: Theater

Roles are available for 7-10 women (ages 16+), 12-16 men (ages 16+) and 15 children (ages 7-15).

The story:
The first Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical based on the story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. Joseph is sold as a slave by his brothers because of his ability to explain people’s dreams. When the pharaoh calls on him to breakdown a dream, Joseph predicts a famine and becomes the pharaoh’s secondhand man. When the famine hits, Joseph’s brothers come to him for relief and have to pass a test to prove they’ve changed before he’ll forgive them.

Notes from the director and character descriptions:
Children will be taught a selection of music which they’ll sing in small groups. They’ll also be taught a short dance combination, also in small groups. Older kids are welcome to audition individually with the adults if they prefer.

For adults: please prepare 32 bars to be performed with piano accompaniment (please bring sheet music in the correct key). Musical theatre canon is preferable and “character” pieces are strongly encouraged. A short dance combination will be taught, in small groups.

The Cast:
Narrator: the Narrator tells the story through word and song.
Jacob: the father of twelve sons.
Joseph: eleventh son of Jacob; obviously the favorite.
Ishmaelites: men of the desert, they buy Joseph as a slave, take him to Egypt, and sell him to Potiphar.
Potiphar: a rich, spoiled, but powerful Egyptian
Mrs. Potiphar: scheming and seductive
Baker: one of Pharaoh’s servants, now in prison
Butler: another of Pharaoh servants, also in prison
Pharaoh: the most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth
Joseph’s Eleven Brothers:
Reuben: eldest son of Jacob; sings lead on “One More Angel in Heaven”
Simeon: second son of Jacob; sings lead on “Those Canaan Days”
Levi: third son of Jacob
Judah: fourth son of Jacob; sings lead on “Benjamin Calypso”
Dan: fifth son of Jacob
Naphtali: sixth son of Jacob
Gad: seventh son of Jacob
Asher: eighth son of Jacob
Issachar: ninth son of Jacob
Zebulun: tenth son of Jacob
Benjamin: twelfth son of Jacob; Joseph accuses him of stealing the golden cup
The Wives: the wives of the eleven brothers; these actors play multiple roles
Adult chorus: any additional servants or other supporting characters
Children’s chorus: 15 children who aid in the telling of the story through song and movement

Performances: March 31-April 2 & April 6-9, 2017 at the Arts Council Theatre

Please note: there is a 10 am school performance of this play on Friday, April 7. All actors must be available from 9 am – 12:30 pm that morning.

Tuesday, January 31st, at the Arts Council Theatre, 610 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem. No appointment is necessary and everyone is welcome to audition. Actors should come to the lobby for check-in. Dancers needed! Men and women with dance background and/or training are strongly encouraged to audition.

Tuesday, January 31st
Auditions for actors ages 7-15 begin at 6:30 pm
Auditions for actors 16+ begin at 7:30 pm
No fees for participation.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Winston-Salem, NC
Please submit to: connie@twincitystage.org

This casting notice was posted by: Twin City Stage



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