Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

We are looking to cast actors and actresses ages 10 and up. All roles are open to audition. We are seeking an ensemble cast for this production, to include: 14 actors who can portray a young adult/adult male and 11 actresses who can portray a young adult/adult female. We are also seeking young actors and actresses who are at least 10 to be cast as the Children’s Chorus. Please see Audition Details below for specific Audition information.

Audition Location: ArtsView Children's Theatre, 313 W. Tyler St. Longview, TX 75601

Participation in auditions does NOT guarantee a role in the production.

If cast, a cast fee of $50 is required at Cast/Parent Meeting. Cast Fee includes: T-shirt for the cast member, rehearsal CD (or digital file), costume/hair/makeup for production, etc.  

Cast / Parent Meeting: September 27, 2021 6:00 pm (usually lasts 30 min, parents of any cast members younger than 18. Rehearsal will follow until 8:30pm)

Story Synopsis

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 a main character Narrator, 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.” Appropriate for all audiences and groups, Joseph is performed hundreds of times a year by schools across North America, the U.K. and around the world.

Character Breakdown

Character Name: Joseph
Gender: Male
Description: 11th son of Jacob, and the favorite. Looking for a strong actor with a confident but charming personality. Must be comfortable being potentially shirtless on stage. Must move and sing very well.
Vocal Range: Tenor A2 to A4

Character Name: Narrator
Gender: Female
Description: The host of our show who guides our audience gently through the story. Must be adept at both being the focal point and then “blending” into the scene. Looking for an excellent singer that can completely invest in the storytelling aspect.
Vocal Range: Soprano with a strong belt – F#3 to G5

Audition Details

**THE AUDITION DETAILS FOR THIS SHOW ARE DIFFERENT THAN PREVIOUS SHOWS** Those auditioning will be asked to sing up to 1 minute of a fully memorized Pop, Rock, or Musical Theatre song of your choice that is in the style of the show. This song should showcase the style and vocal range of the character(s) for which you are auditioning. ADDITIONALLY, each person will be asked to sing a segment of a song from the preselected set of songs linked below specifically from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Each Auditioner should select a ONE segment from the link below and come prepared to sing this section PLUS the song of their choosing described above. The segment from the preselected songs found at the link below does not have to be memorized. Sheet music of those segments from the show will be available for your use during the audition. Vocalization may also be assessed during the audition to determine your vocal range and harmonizing abilities.
Please bring an instrumental track WITH NO VOICES of your prepared song with you. Your track can be played on a CD or off your phone/ipad/ipod. We will supply a speaker with a connector for your phone. You may also accompany yourself with a handheld instrument (guitar, ukulele, etc). There will be an accompanist provided through ArtsView if you would like to bring sheet music with your selection marked in highlighter and not use a recording. A cappella singing is NOT permitted. Auditioners will also be asked to perform a brief dance combination that will be taught at the audtion. During the audition process, you will also interact with those who are in your audition group. Ages may range from 10 to 99. ​ Please come in clothes that allow freedom of movement while allowing you to remain appropriately covered. Out of respect for the wide age range and for your safety, crop tops, tube tops, sports bras with no over shirt, short shorts or skirts, high heels, and/or open toed shoes are strongly discouraged. Hair should be styled so that it remains out of your face during the audition process.

Rehearsal Dates

Rehearsals are as follows:
EVERY Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, beginning Monday, September 27th – Thursday, November 11th, from 6pm – 8:30pm, AS WELL AS the occasional Saturday (October 9th, 23rd, and November 13th) from 9am – 3pm, and the entire week of November 15-21, which is known as Tech Week. Tech Week also is when Call Times are in effect. Call Times may begin as early as 4:30pm and will last until 9pm or the end of the performance on show nights.
Specific dates are:
September 27, 28, 30
October 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28
November 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. With a tentative rehearsal on Friday, November 12th, if needed.

Performance Dates

November 18, 2021 7:00 pm
November 19, 2021 7:00 pm

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!