Near West Theatre announces AUDITIONS for
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Intergenerational Cast (ages 7 & Up)
August 16, 17 & 18 , 2016
Ages 7-12 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Ages 13 & up from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
Come one of these evenings. Plan to stay for the entire time specified.
See list of roles below!
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT runs
November 18, 19, 25, 26, 27, December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2016
Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 18, 2016
OFFSITE AUDITION SITE:
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
1349 West 78th St. Cleveland, OH 44102
*This site is not wheelchair accessible/ADA compliant. If you would like to audition and cannot access this space, please call Kelcie Dugger at 216-961-9750 x101 to discuss alternative options.
If you are unable to audition on the dates listed above, or you have questions, call our office at 216-961-9750, M-F 11am-4pm or EMAIL email@example.com
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Before Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, EVITA AND PHANTOM OF THE OPERA there was JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, still one of the top 5 most performed musicals in the world. Joseph is his father’s favorite. Joseph is a gifted psychic. His eleven brothers are very, VERY JEALOUS! It’s all here: favoritism, betrayal, attempted murder, fame, famine and… forgiveness. This rock show is turbo-driven family entertainment. Get your tickets early for Near West’s HOLIDAY PRODUCTION, 2016. Sure to sell out!!!
Lots of roles, all open, plus a huge singing and dancing ensemble.
A crazily energetic experience.
A fast-paced short show. Riotous fun. Emotionally touching.
Surprisingly relevant. This show explores the meaning of loyalty, family, forgiveness and hope!!!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed by Bob Navis Jr.
Choreography by Josh Landis. Stage Management by Ryan Wolf.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS - MANY ROLES OPEN TO ALL GENDERS
• Narrator, Soprano or Tenor (Low A to High A): The principal storyteller, not of the time or place of the action, the Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience through the story of Joseph and his brothers.
• Joseph, Tenor (Low B-flat to High G): 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.
• Jacob, Baritone (Low B to High D-flat): 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.
• The Brothers: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, Judah. The brothers need to be a range of ages, from teen to 30’s/40’s. Although acting usually as a group, they have their own different personalities, talents, and flaw. As a group they sell Joseph into slavery, but as individuals they deal with the following years and how they can make amends.
• Potiphar, Baritone (Low D to B): A powerful and rich Egyptian, Potiphar purchases Joseph and puts him to work in his household, where he soon realizes that Joseph is honest, hard-working, and a great addition to his pool of help. When he grows suspicious of his wife and Joseph, however, he grows angry and has Joseph thrown into prison.
• Mrs. Potiphar, Alto/Mezzo (Low D to A): Beautiful and scheming, Mrs. Potiphar tries to seduce Joseph (unsuccessfully). However, she does manage to rip off much of his clothing just as her husband comes into the room, thus condemning him to prison.
• Baker, Tenor (Low D to High G): One of Pharaoh’s servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death.
• Butler, Tenor (Low C to High G): Another of Pharaoh’s servants, the Butler is also in prison with Joseph who also correctly interprets his dreams, this time that he will be released and taken back into Pharaoh’s household. It is the Butler who tells Pharaoh about Joseph and his uncanny ability with dreams.
• Pharaoh, Tenor/Baritone (Low B-flat to High A-flat): Typically performed as an Elvis Presley impersonation. The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. When Joseph interprets his dreams, he promotes him to one of the highest positions in his government.
Near West Theatre holds group auditions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. No preparation or preregistration is required. Actors of all experience levels are led through multiple improvisational exercises providing every participant equal opportunity to create through word, movement and song. Auditions focus on the creative process, not the product; on working as an ensemble, not solo. After this first level audition, callbacks will focus on individual roles/songs and working from the script.
ABOUT THE AUDITION
No experience or preregistration necessary. No prepared material needed.
A relaxed, playful and friendly atmosphere.
Wear comfortable clothing & shoes for dancing so you can move easily.
Group audition process. Actors are led through multiple improvisational exercises including acting, movement and singing.
All individuals should arrive 15 minutes early to register.
Auditions begin promptly at the designated time. Anyone arriving after the starting time will be asked to audition at the next scheduled time.
For more information, call the Near West Theatre office at 216-961-9750.