Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Director SUZANNE RAYOME 
Music Director ALEX HITRICK
Choreographers EMILY ARGENTO
Producers AMY CLARK & HALEY VAN ALSTYNE

This sung-through musical follows the life of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph, as he faces trials, has his faith tested, and learns the value of family and forgiveness.  

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf
of The Really Useful Group. www.concordtheatricals.com

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Casting age 16 and older for the Main Cast on March 4 & March 6. See details below.
Casting students in 4th through 8th Grade for Children’s Choir on March 10. See details below.

SLOC Musical Theater pledges to continue to advocate for and is aiming to build a diverse cast reflective of the Schenectady community. Any and all ethnicities, BIPOC actors and actors of all gender identities are encouraged to audition for all roles. Please join us!

Main Cast Audition (Age 16 and older):

• Monday, March 4, 2024 & Wednesday, March 6, 2024
• Sign in begins at 6:30 pm. Auditions begin at 7:00 pm
• You only need to attend one of these sessions.
• You may complete our audition form and bring it with you or fill it out when you arrive.
• Callbacks will be by invite only and will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 10:00 am
• Persons under the age of 18 need a parent/guardian in attendance through the audition process.

What to Prepare for Main Cast Auditions:

• Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of music from a Broadway show – ideally in a style similar to the show or from the show itself.
• An accompanist will be provided so please have sheet music in the correct key. No backing tracks will be accepted.
• Please bring appropriate dance clothing/shoes, as everyone will participate in a dance call during auditions.

Children’s Choir Audition (Students 4th-8th grade):

• Sunday, March 10, 2024
• Sign in at 1:00 pm. Auditions begin at 1:30 pm
• Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
• Children will be taught “Any Dream Will” Do from the show.  See below for 2 tracks of the music as well as the Any Dream WIll Do Sheet Music, if you’d like to review before auditions.
• There will not be a dance call for the children’s choir auditions.
• You may complete our audition form and bring it with you or fill it out when you arrive.
• Parents/Guardians will be required to help with supervision of children during rehearsals/productions.

Audition Location:

SLOC Musical Theater, Education Building
418 Liberty St., Schenectady, NY 12305
Free parking is available in the city owned lot across the street.
Please enter through the left front door facing Liberty Street.

Performance Dates:

May 10-12, 2024 & May 16-19, 2024
(Thursday, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm)
SLOC Mainstage, 427 Franklin Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

Rehearsals:

• Rehearsals will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm, and on Sunday afternoons 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. This is subject to change based on cast/crew availability.
• Rehearsals will begin with the read-thru on Wednesday, March 13, 2024
• Children’s choir will not be needed for all rehearsals. Rehearsals for children’s choir on weeknights will end before 10 pm when possible.
• There will be a photo shoot day TBD based on cast/crew availability.
• Attendance is mandatory for Theater Clean-Up Day (morning of Saturday, May 4, 2024 and Tech Week (May 5-9, 2024) as well as all performances.

About The Show:

“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 Narrator(s), 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.

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.”

Characters: 

NARRATOR(S) – Potential of 1-4 performers to be cast in this role. All narrators will share all scenes together to create a powerhouse performance of beautiful harmonies. Looking to create a dynamic and compelling experience on stage. Performers need a strong rock singing voice and the ability to move well.

JOSEPH – Tenor. The eleventh son of Jacob. 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, and he still forgives his brothers and brings his family to Egypt to partake of the bounty he has accumulated there.

JACOB – JOSEPH’s father. An actor in his 50’s/60’s with a baritone voice.

JOSEPH’S BROTHERS – Eleven brothers with strong singing voices, the ability to dance, and contrasting body types and ethnicities. Requires featured solo brothers for Country and Western style in “One More Angel in Heaven,” Jacques Brel/Maurice Chevalier style for “Canaan Days”, Harry Belafonte style in “Benjamin Calypso”, two brothers to double the BUTLER and BAKER, and a strong dancer with partnering ability (Adagio) in “The Apache.”
REUBEN, SIMEON, LEVI, NAPHTALI, ISSACHAR, ASHER, DAN, ZEBULON, GAD, BENJAMIN, JUDAH

POTIPHAR – A Noel Coward type character. Baritone. Can be played by the actor playing JACOB.

MRS. POTIPHAR – Alto/Mezzo

PHAROAH – Good actor/singer with Tenor/Baritone range. Elvis Presley impersonator type who moves well.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE – to play the wives of JOSEPH’S BROTHERS, as well as Ishmaelites, Guards, etc. (including a strong female dancer with partnering ability (Adagio) in “The Apache.”)

CHILDREN’S CHOIR – (grades 4 to 8) will accompany adult performers for most musical numbers in the show. Will be on stage for most of the show.

If you have any questions, please contact the Producers, Amy Clark at aclark@bhbl.org or Haley Van Alstyne at hvanetten4@gmail.com. Thank you!

 

 

May 10-19, 2024