Keystone Theatrics at The Playhouse At Allenberry Announces Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!
Directed by Dustin C. LeBlanc
Vocal Direction by Mary George
Music Direction by Brandon Bitner
Choreography by Donna Lynch
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. 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 calypso “Benjamin Calypso,” along with the unforgettable classics, “Any Dream Will Do,” and “Close Every Door.”
This contemporary retelling of Joseph will put a focus on storytelling and present the show in a modern way you haven’t seen before!
Audition Dates (please attend 1 and arrive at the posted start time):
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.
Monday, February 24, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.
Callbacks (if needed)
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.
Please be prepared to:
– Sing 16-20 bars of a musical theatre song of your choice.
You must sing with our provided accompaniment, a CD with NO vocals, or with a device you provide. No a cappella auditions will be allowed.
– You may be asked to sing scales by our accompanist.
– Complete a dance audition, taught by the show choreographer (dress appropriately)
– Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period)
*Additional audition times may be scheduled ONLY if you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions. Please contact Keystone Theatrics Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule an audition at least two weeks in advance if this is the case.*
Rehearsals will begin around March 2, 2020. Tech week will be from Saturday, April 18 through Thursday, April 23. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances.
April 24, 25, 30, May 1, 2, 8, 9, 2020 at 7:30 PM
April 26, May 2, 3, 9, 10, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal period and performance schedule before auditioning. You must be willing to make the show a priority.
Performers high school aged and up are welcome to audition. The show will be cast a little differently than it traditionally is. Experienced or first time performers who enjoy singing and dancing are invited to audition. Due to the nature of the show, strong singers and dancers are preferred, as the show is sung-through with nearly constant dance numbers. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
The role of the Narrator has been pre-cast for this production. There will be no children’s choir utilized for this production.
(All playing ages are just a suggestion and will be adjusted to fit the needs of our casting)
Obviously his father’s favorite, 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. However, it saves his life when in Egypt he correctly interprets Pharaoh’s dreams. In the end he has risen to a great position of power, but he still forgives his brothers and brings his family to Egypt to partake of the bounty he has accumulated there. Guitar player preferred, but not required.
Playing Age: 20 to 30
Vocal Range: Tenor
The father of the twelve sons, Jacob definitely favors Joseph. At times he may appear unfair and shallow, but he is, more importantly, the prophet who recognizes the future and the calling of Joseph, thus saving the House of Israel.
Playing Age: 50+
Vocal Range: Baritone
The Players will consist of 11 to 12 actors, male and female, who tell the story that unfolds before the audience. They should be strong dancers and singers. They will be featured in every scene as brothers, dancers, Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, Baker, Butler and have constant opportunities for solos and features. Each will be featured as a song soloist. Pharoah may be cast separately or be a feature for one of the Players as well.
Gender: 6/7 Female, 5/6 Male
Playing Ages: 16 to 40
Vocal Range: All