• Tuesday, 22 May 2018

AUDITIONS for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT!

Auditions are HERE! Sign up now to audition for Four Seasons spring production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! It is the 50th anniversary of this beloved production and you are not going to want to miss being part of this historic event!

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Auditions will be held on T hursday January 18th from 6:30~9:30, Saturday January 20th from 1~9pm, and Sun Jan 21st from 12~5pm. Callbacks will be held on Monday January 22nd from 6:30~9:30.

Please bring a song of your choice, no more than three minutes long, to sing for our audition panel. Please send either a PDF copy of your sheet music or the name of your song to Andrea Black at producer.fsmt@gmail.com so that our pianist can take a look and prepare to play it in advance. In addition to your song please be prepared for a brief dance call.

PLOT SUMMARY

The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Joseph — the favorite son of Jacob — is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, whose wife makes advances toward Joseph and ultimately land him behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognise him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. A truly timeless Old Testament tale, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is set to a multitude of musical genres, spanning from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

JOSEPH: Male, (High Tenor, Vocal Range Low A to High G). Eleventh son of Jacob and Jacob’s favorite. Looking for a strong actor with a confident but charming personality. Must move and sing very well.

NARRATOR: Female, (Soprano with extended mix/belt range, Low F# to High G). The Narrator is our host, and through word and song guides the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers. The narrator must be adept at both being the focal point and then “blending” into the scene. We are looking for an excellent singer that can completely invest in the storytelling aspect.

PHARAOH: Male or Female, (Baritone/Alto, Low B to High G#). Pharaoh is the most powerful man in Egypt, and considered a god on earth. He is in a strange psychological place and is desperately searching for the truth in his dreams. The character is in style an homage to Elvis.

POTIPHAR: Male (Baritone, Vocal Range D to B). Potiphar is a rich, self indulgent and sophisticated Egyptian capitalist who buys Joseph as a slave. He needs to be a strong actor as well as a good singer.

MRS. POTIPHAR: Female, Strong Dancer. Mrs. Potiphar is an indulgent woman who likes to get her own way, and thinks first and foremost about her own personal gratification. She is razor sharp, beautiful and confident.

JACOB: Male (Baritone, Low A to C). Jacob is 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.

JOSEPH’S BROTHERS: Male or female, Joseph’s 11 brothers (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin), are jealous of Joseph being their father’s favorite son, sell him into slavery, and ultimately realize their wrongdoing. We would like to find actors who are skilled dancer and singers.
REUBEN: the oldest, the one who is quickest to lie to Jacob.
SIMEON: the brother who is first able to openly admit that they created their own misery by selling off Joseph.
JUDAH: the first brother who lays down his life for his youngest brother Benjamin.
BENJAMIN: the youngest, most innocent.

BUTLER & BAKER: Male or female, (Tenor/Mezzo). The Butler and the Baker both work for the Pharaoh. They are both decent men in precarious situations. They need to be good singers and honest actors.

ENSEMBLE: Will play multiple roles throughout the show including wives to Jacob and his sons and citizens of Egypt. They sing and dance throughout the entire show. Looking for energetic singers who move well. Featured roles and solos will come from the ensemble.

CHILDRENS’ CHORUS: Male and Female – sing and dance along with main characters throughout the show.

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