Theatreworks Live Presents: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatThe irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is sure to entertain and amaze all audiences.

 

Performances:

  • November 30, 2018 at 7PM
  • Dec 1, 2018 at 3PM and 7PM

 

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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.

This is an irresistible family musical, sure to “amaze” all audiences.  This show has everything from an Elvis-inspired Pharaoh, French ballads, country-western, calypso and more, what more could you want?

All performances will be at the Highlands School: 2409 Creswell Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015

This production is produced by Theatreworks Live, a non-profit community children’s theatre company in Harford County.  We are delighted to bring such great entertainment to you and offer free performance opportunities to youth age 5-18.  Come see that show.  Bring your family with you.  We can’t wait to share this wonderful musical with you.  See you at the show!

 

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP

 

 

 

Announcing: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

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

 

AUDITION INFORMATION:

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

The Characters

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)

Theatreworks Live Presents Annie!

Leapin’ Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals.

The Highlands School
2409 Creswell Road • Bel Air, Maryland 21015

Performances:
December 1, 2017 at 7pm
December 2, 2017 at 2pm and 7pm
December 3, 2017 at 3pm

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ANNIE Auditions Sept. 16, 12:30 pm

Auditions for Annie are Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017. If you are intending to audition, you can use the below audition form to fill out prior to the audition to help save time that day. Copy and paste the below form to a word document and print it, fill it out and bring it with you to auditions. You do not have to do it this way, but it could save time on the day of auditions! 

Annie Audition Form  (Show dates, Dec. 1, 2, 3, 2017)

NAME______________________________________AGE_______HEIGHT______

ADDRESS__________________________________________________________

 EMAIL ADDRESS_____________________________________________________

 PHONE_______________________

PREFERED ROLE______________________________________________________

WOULD YOU ACCEPT ANOTHER PART?________________________  

VOCAL RANGE______________________

PLEASE LIST TIMES THAT YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR REHEARSAL. Rehearsals are generally Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons (sometimes mornings), this changes as performance nears.(BE SPECIFIC AND COMPLETE, PLEASE).

 

 

 

 

 PLEASE LIST PREVIOUS THEATRE EXPERIENCE AND/OR TRAINING: (ACTING/VOCAL/DANCE – MOST IMPORTANT AND MOST RECENT.)

 

 

 

 

Director’s notes