Circle Theatre's Emerging Young Artists program is committed to giving young people opportunities in the theatre that are innovative, exciting, and ground breaking. CTEYA strives to present quality theatre by and for young people, educate young people through hands-on technical and theatrical experience, and teach professionalism.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (CTEYA)
Circle Theatre Emerging Young Artists announces auditions for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.
We are seeking young people ages 10-18 to play all roles. Auditions will be held on Monday, September 24th from 5-8pm- no appointment necessary. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, September 25th at 5pm if we need to see more from any auditionees.
Performers should prepare 1 song of their choice (bring sheet music) and be dressed to dance. A pianist will be provided and a short dance combination will be taught at the audition.
Rehearsals will begin on September 30th and be held on Sundays from 10-1, Tues & Wed from 4:30-6:30 and Sat afternoons-- performers will not be needed at every rehearsal. Performances will be held on December 6, 8 and 9. Auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held at 1010 Madison in Oak Park.
The production will be directed by Adele Lynn Powers, Music Directed by Tom Vendafreddo and Choreographed by Shawn Quinlan.
Narrator(s): Captivating, Energetic Storyteller; on stage most of show; sings several solos; some movement required. Male or female. We will very likely be casting more than one narrator for this production. Equally strong belt and head voice necessary. Also, some tight harmony will be required.
Joseph: Jacob’s favorite song; kind and honest; blessed with the ability to interpret dreams. On stage most of the show; sings several solos; dancing ability a plus. Tenor with strong voice up to a high G.
We will be casting both male and female performers as brothers. They will be onstage most of the time and should dance/move well. Brothers must be able to “ham it up” in almost every number.
Reuben: Oldest brother; “Canaan Days” solo (French accent). Tenor/Alto with strong voice up to a high F.
Levi: “One More Angel in Heaven” solo (Southern cowboy accent). Tenor/Alto with strong voice up to a high F.
Judah: “Benjamin's Calypso' solo (Caribbean accent). Tenor/Alto with strong voice up to a high G. Falsetto a plus!
Benjamin: Youngest brother (Joseph’s only full brother); innocent and naïve.
Simeon, Napthali, Isaachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad: The other brothers. Will have solo lines in several numbers.
Jacob: Father of Joseph and all his brothers; solo singing lines in a few numbers.
Pharaoh: King of Egypt, Elvis-style. Played by male or female. Solos two big numbers in Act II. This person will also play another role in the production (such as a brother, an ensemble member, or Potiphar). Tenor/Alto with strong voice up to high G#.
Potiphar: Rich Egyptian Captain. Small solo in Act I. This person will also be cast as a second role (such as a brother, an ensemble member, or the Pharaoh).
Potiphar's Wife: Strong comedic character needed; must be able to move well.
Baker: Jailed Baker who has Joseph interpret his dreams, soloist. Tenor/Alto with strong voice up to high G.
Butler: Jailed Butler who has Joseph interpret his dreams, soloist. Tenor/Alto with strong voice up to high G.
Ensemble: Guards, Ismaelites, Wives, Go Go Dancers, Egyptians, Peasants and various roles.
Note: Boy or girl sopranos will also be considered for tenor/alto roles if they have the notes that are listed above but one octave higher (high G for an alto would become high G at the top of the staff for sopranos).