Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Auditions

Directed by TBA

The first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and one of the most enduring shows of all time.  Joseph is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

PERFORMANCE DATES
December 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30 p. m.
December 10, 17 at 2:00 p.m.

AUDITIONS ( Audition Forms accepted starting Friday, September 1)
September 29 (Friday)  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Children’s Choir only)
September 30 (Saturday)  9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m to 4 p.m. (Everyone else)

CALLBACKS
October 1 (Sunday)  6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Auditions and Callbacks will be held at the Community of Christ Church, 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville.

SIGN-UP FOR AUDITION TIME SLOT (Audition Forms accepted starting September 1)
Fill out an Audition Form to secure an audition appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority. Once you fill out an Audition Form, our producer, Liz Tracey will contact you with your appointment time. If you submit a form, and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email etracey@coralville.org.

PREPARATION
Auditioners should prepare a song of approximately 32 bars that shows personality. Please bring sheet music in the proper key and an accompanist will be provided. Children auditioning for the choir may sing a capella. If a child does not have a prepared song, they may sing “Happy Birthday” or “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

CASTING REQUIREMENTS
Narrator
(female 18+) The Narrator is a storyteller who is sharing a wonderful tale with the children, their families and the wider audience. She needs to be a strong singer who can draw the audience into the saga of Joseph and his brothers, showing what shapes them into the men they were destined to become. (Vocal Range – Low F# to High G)

Joseph (male 18+) needs to be able to mature from 18 to 40ish over the course of the show.  Joseph begins as a cocky teenager who, through dealing with life’s adversities, becomes a humble man and a true leader.  He needs to be a strong singer and actor (vocal range low A to high G)

Jacob ( male 50+) is the the father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. He clearly favors Joseph as the first son of his favorite wife, unwittingly causing the friction that exists between Joseph and his brothers. Jacob needs to be a good actor, who can sing and move reasonably well. He will also be a part of the men’s chorus. (Vocal Range – Low A to C)

Joseph’s 11 brothers Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Napthali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon, Gad, Benjamin & Judah (16 – 30s) are jealous of Joseph and the fact that he is clearly their father’s favorite son. As brothers they band together and gang up on Joseph to get rid of him thinking it will make their lives better. Some brothers may double as other male roles, depending on need. All need to be strong singers, as well as good dancers and actors.

Reuben – sings “One More Angel in Heaven” – (Vocal Range – Low B to High F)

Simeon – sings “Those Canaan Days” – (Vocal Range – C to High Eb)

Judah – sings “Benjamin Calypso” – (Vocal Range – F to High F)

Pharaoh (male 30s/40s) is the leader of Egypt and a very self-important man. He sings an Elvis-style song, “Song of the King” and is very comfortable having adoring fans. He needs to be a strong singer and actor and a good dancer/mover. He may double as a brother. (Vocal RangeLow B to High G#)

Potiphar (male 40+) is a wealthy, self-indulgent man. He needs to be a strong actor as well as a good singer. He may double as a brother. (Vocal RangeD to B)

Butler & Baker (male Age 25+) The Butler and the Baker both work for the Pharaoh. They need be good singers and will also be part of the chorus.

Mrs. Potiphar (female 30+) is an indulgent woman who likes to get her own way, and thinks first and foremost about her own personal gratification. She needs to be a confident mover/dancer, who is comfortable moving in a seductive manner. She will also be a part of the women’s chorus.

10 Women of varying age, size, and ethnicity for the roles of wives, mothers, handmaidens, featured dancers, and chorus.

20–25 Chorus roles for boys and girls (2nd grade – 6th grade) The chorus will be on stage for the majority of the show.

REHEARSALS
Rehearsals start  Sunday, October 8  from  2 p.m. to 5 p m.  Rehearsals will be Monday through Thursday from 7 p m  to 10 p.m. and  Sundays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Actors will only be called when needed.  Children will have a minimal rehearsal commitment and rehearsals will not be held after 8:30 p.m. during the week until closer to performance dates for rehearsal run-throughs.