JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Oak Ridge Playhouse is holding auditions for the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. This will be our first live production, celebrating the re-opening of the theatre following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Casting is open to everyone. The Playhouse has long held a commitment to inclusive casting,
Joseph – with his coat of many colors – is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures that challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, whose wife makes advances toward Joseph and ultimately lands 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 he tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. This production will offer a fresh take on the show and be retold through the lens of the late-1970’s at the height of the disco era.
Saturday. June 5, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, June 6, 2:00PM – 6:00 PM
Monday, June 7, 6:30PM – 9:00 PM
Auditions will be held at Oak Ridge Playhouse by appointment. Sign-up below.
NOTE: For safety, masks and social distancing are required to enter the building and in the waiting area.
Approximately 20 singers/dancers.
In this production, the story will be told through the groovy/funky lens of the late 1970s where the inhabitants of a Studio54-like disco take on the roles of the Biblical tale. All actors will be playing patrons and staff of the nightspot as well as the biblical characters of the story. Some may take on multiple characters, including:
JOSEPH: Male, plays early 20’s. (High Tenor, Vocal Range Low A to High G). Jacob’s 11th and favorite son. Confident, with a charming personality. Strong stage presence. Moves and sings very well. Seeking 70’s pop-star type. Think Andy Gibb.
NARRATOR: Female, (Soprano with extended mix/belt range, Low F# to High G). Guides audience through the story. Adept at both being a focal point and then “blending” into the scene. An excellent singer that can completely invest in the storytelling. Seeking a disco-diva type. Think Donna Summer/Gloria Gaynor.
PHARAOH: Male, (Baritone, Low B to High G#). The most powerful man in Egypt. The King. Commanding stage presence. Charismatic. The character is an homage to Elvis. Seeking someone who can do a credible Elvis characterization and not just a lampoon of Elvis.
POTIPHAR: Male, plays about 50-70 yrs. old (Baritone, Vocal Range D to B). Arrogant, self-indulgent, and sophisticated man of extreme wealth. Think Wall Street capitalist.
MRS. POTIPHAR: Female. A beautiful, pampered, indulgent woman who thinks first and foremost about her own personal gratification. She is razor-sharp, beautiful, and confident. Think young socialite trophy wife.
JACOB: Male, plays about 50-75 yrs. old (Baritone, Low A to C). Proud father of all his sons although he clearly favors Joseph. A good actor, who can sing and move reasonably well.
JOSEPH’S BROTHERS: Males, (Various vocal ranges). All types. Strong performers who sing and move well.
BUTLER and BAKER: Males, but will consider females. (Tenor vocal part). Imprisoned with Joseph, he interprets their dreams.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE: Energetic singers who move well.
Prepare 16-32 bars, each, of two pieces:
1) a disco-era pop song that shows off vocals
2 )a Broadway character-type song
Bring sheet music for the accompanist.
You will be asked to learn a brief dance combination.
Bring a recent photo or headshot and provide rehearsal conflicts June 14-July 29.
Begin on or about June 14
July 30 – August 22
TO SCHEDULE AUDITION: