We have a terrific directing team again this year. Latoya Lain returns as Music Director, I will conduct, and we introduce Gene Roberts from Denver, who is a director similar in "vibe and style" to the much loved Jim Haffner.
Even if you just want to be in the ensemble, please e‐mail email@example.com to let us know of your interest or questions, whether in lead roles, supporting roles, or chorus. Or call me at 231-225-8877.
JOSEPH AUDITION GUIDELINES AND SUGGESTIONS
The roles below are available for audition, with flexibility on age ranges. As you’ll see, there are many possibilities, including just the chorus. As always, we will also be considering conservatory students both for chorus and lead roles, but when possible, we will attempt to cast local/regional talent first.
Narrator - Leading role. Mezzo or soprano. Big range. Lots of energy, ability to carry the narrative weight of the show. Age 18-30.
Joseph - Leading Role. Bari or Tenor. Winsome, likeable, and a good actor. Age: 18-30.
Jacob, Joseph's Father - Baritone. Supporting role. Patriarchal, warm vibe. Age: 40-75.
Joseph's Brothers: Various voice types and ages between 12 and 30.
Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon, Gad, Judah, Benjamin (tends to be younger looking)
Brothers' Wives: We WILL give these women names, so they aren't "just wives," but for casting reasons, Various voice types and ages between 12 and 30.
Potiphar - Wealthy, a bit snobby, character role. Baritone. Age: 30-60
Mrs. Potiphar - His wife. Sexy, seductress of Joseph who gets him in trouble. Age: 20-50
Butler & Baker- could be doubled as brothers. In jail with Joseph. Small solo parts.
Pharaoh - Baritone. Elvis-esque. Hilarious, larger than life, good comedic timing. Age: 20-50
Children's Choir - 6 yo- 12yo
Here’s How to Conquer the Technology for the Audition:
1) Using a Smartphone
a. Find your videorecord function (often part of the camera, then you click video).
b. Click record and train the camera on yourself (or ask a friend to tape you)
c. Sing the song you want a cappella (OK for supporting roles and chorus)
d. Click stop.
e. There should be a send or share button, often with an arrow. Enter firstname.lastname@example.org, add a subject of JOSEPH Audition
for Your Name, and click send.
f. Fill out the audition form and click send.
2) Using a computer
a. Many computers have a recording device onboard. Stand in front of the computer, and follow the instructions above.
3) More Advanced Auditions for Principal Roles
a. You can use your Smartphone to record yourself and sing along to a karaoke track available on Youtube by searching the
song and adding the word karaoke.
b. Pick an appropriate musical theatre song for the role you want and sing it to a karaoke track that can be found on Youtube
c. Or pick a song from the musical Joseph and sing it (Suggestions below for main roles)
1) Jacob and Sons - for audition as the Narrator
2) Close Every Door- for audition as Joseph
3) Song of the King - for audition as Pharaoh
4) Any of these can be used for other roles too, or you can use something else. We just want to hear you at your best.
d. You could also sing some other karaoke song from Youtube and record yourself singing with it.
e. Then send us the link. Make sure you label the Subject something like Joseph Auditions WITH Your Name in the subject.
To make your application official, please fill out the following audition form AND CLICK SEND: