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The Warner Announces Auditions for 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Production to be presented in early February

WARNER THEATRE Main Stage Production

Director/Choreographer – Foster Evans Reese
Music Director – Dan Porri

AUDITIONS:

Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 6:00pm (by appointment)
Monday, December 10, 2012 at 6:00pm (by appointment)

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Friday, February 1, 2013 at 8:00pm
Saturday, Februrary 2, 2013 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 2:00pm
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 2:00pm

All roles are open to audition. We are seeking an ensemble cast for this production, ages 14 and up. We are seeking 14 men and 12 women for this production. Auditioners are asked to sing from the show - an accompanist will be provided. Please be prepared to sing 32 bars or up to one minute of a fully memorized selection from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder will not be allowed.

Those auditioning for the roles of the Narrator, Joseph and Pharaoh will be asked to sing specific songs from the show (Narrator –“Pharaoh Story”; Joseph –“Close Every Door”; Pharaoh –“Song of the King”). Auditioners will also be asked perform a brief dance combination that will be taught at the audition. Please dress comfortably.

We will also be seeking children, age 7-13, for the “Dream Choir” – information on how to participate in the “Dream Choir” will be forthcoming. Please do not leave messages at this time regarding participation in the “Dream Choir.”

Rehearsals will be held on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Not all cast members will be called for every rehearsal and the schedule is subject to change with advance notification. There will be one pickup rehearsal on Wednesday, February 6th. If you are unable to make all the performances and the midweek rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Please send an email to auditions@warnertheatre.org to schedule your appointment. An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition. Audition appointments by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.

AVAILABLE ROLES
Narrator
Joseph
Jacob/Potiphar
Joseph’s Brothers (11):
Reuben
Simeon
Levi
Napthali
Issachar
Asher
Dan
Zebulun
Gad
Benjamin
Judah
Brother’s Wives/Pharoah’s Women (11)
Mrs. Potiphar (doubles as Wife/Pharoah’s Woman)
Pharoah (can double as a Brother)
Children’s Dream Ensemble (boys & girls aged 7-13)

ABOUT THE SHOW:
This timeless retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph, a handsome young man who is his father's favorite child, is a musical theatre favorite, and Andrew Lloyd Webber's first musical. Written originally as a musical for a children's day school, it has become one of the most performed musicals of all time.

Joseph is able to interpret dreams, and, as his father's favorite son, is the bearer of an amazing coat. These facts lead Joseph's eleven brothers to become insatiably jealous. Thus, they sell Joseph into slavery to some passing Ishmaelites. After refusing the advances of his owner's wife, Joseph is sent to jail. Once in jail, he quickly becomes popular due to his ability to interpret dreams. The Pharaoh soon hears of Joseph's ability and appoints him to the post of Number Two man in Egypt. Years later, Joseph's now starving brothers arrive in Egypt and ask Joseph, whom they don't recognize, for assistance. Joseph, in turn, gives his brothers a scare, but eventually grants them all they desire, reveals his identity, and reunites the family.

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat contains some of theatre's funniest and most loved songs, such as Any Dream Will Do, One More Angel In Heaven, Those Canaan Day and Close Every Door. It’s funny and endearing storytelling makes this show a wonderfully, enjoyable time for all ages.

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