SAVE THE DATE!
Theatreworks Live is excited to announce their fall production:
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.
Performances November 30-Dec 1st
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! 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.
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
There will be TWO SEPARATE AUDITIONS FOR THIS PRODUCTION! Your Child only needs to attend one.
September 5th, 6-8:30 PM,
Highlands School 2409 Creswell Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015
September 8th, 9-11:30 AM
Saint Matthews Church 1200 E Churchville Rd, Bel Air, MD 21014
You can let us know which audition you plan to attend via our Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/202052433750414/
- Rehearsals 1-2 nights a week and Saturday afternoons September-November
- Performances November 30-Dec 1st
1st-5th graders: Your child is encouraged to learn the first two verses of “Any Dream Will Do”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7aXy-I54gA
6th graders and up: please choose a song from the list below. Wear comfortable clothes.. you MAY be asked to dance.
Audition Song List
NARRATOR(S) – “Jacob and Sons” (First two verses only)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwFgJMect2g
JOSEPH – “Close Every Door” (First three verses only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53ZZn5aH67s
PHARAOH – “Song of the King” (First verse and chorus only…approx 25 seconds into clip!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51f9uEYGeKw
REUBEN – “One More Angel” (First 2 verses only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0lJV4vOkAQ
SIMEON – “Those Canaan Days” (First 2 verses and chorus only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5nS79f1OIQ
JUDAH – “Benjamin Calypso” (First 2 verses only) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIQa_fw5qW4
MRS POTIPHAR – “Jacob and Sons” (First 2 verses only). May be cast from female chorus!
MR POTIPHAR – “Jacob and Sons” (First 2 verses only) May be cast from Brothers!
TWEEN/TEEN CHORUS – “Jacob and Sons” (First 2 verses only)
BAKER – “Go, Go, Go Joseph” (Bakers solo …approx 2:40 to 3:00 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ys8hgUPREQ
BUTLER – “Go, Go, Go Joseph” (Butler’s solo…approx 2:00 to 2:20 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ys8hgUPREQ
NARRATOR(s): Female. 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 tale of Joseph and his brothers. (Vocal Range – Low F# to High G) We may cast more than one narrator.
JOSEPH: Joseph is the male lead. 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: Jacob is the father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. He clearly favours Joseph as the first son of his favourite 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)
PHARAOH: Pharaoh 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 have good “Elvis” style movement! (Vocal Range – Low B to High G#)
POTIPHAR: Potiphar is a wealthy, self-indulgent man. He needs to be a strong actor as well as a good singer/speak-singer! He may double as a brother.
MRS POTIPHAR: Mrs Potiphar is a strong woman who likes to get her own way. She 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 may also be a part of the women’s chorus.
BUTLER and BAKER: Female or male. The Butler and the Baker both work for the Pharaoh. They need to be good singers and may be part of the chorus.
WIVES (Approximately 11): wives, mothers, handmaidens, 6 featured dancers and chorus.
11 BROTHERS: (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Napthali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon, Gad, Benjamin & Judah) Joseph’s 11 brothers, who were born of 4 different mothers (two wives and two handmaidens), are jealous of Joseph and the fact that he is clearly their father’s favourite 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 sing, as well as move, dance and act. We will cast females in these roles if required.
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)