The Webster Theatre Guild’s
January 2018 production is
Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Auditions will take place on Tuesday, September 12th beginning at TBD (registration will begin at TBD) and Thursday, September 14th beginning at TBD (registration will begin at TBD) at Webster Thomas High school located at 800 Five Mile Line Road in Webster, New York.
All five performances are in January, 2018
Saturday the 13th at TBD,
Sunday the 14th a TBD
Friday the 19th at TBD,
Saturday the 20th TBD
The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in the musical retelling. Joseph — the favorite son of Jacob — is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core.
Audition excerpts will be taken from the songs listed below. Specific excerpts will be announced at the audition.
Please sing one song from the list that best fits your age/gender/voice part, and best demonstrates your vocal ability. You will be considered for all roles, including ensemble, for which you indicate an interest, regardless of song choice.
A recorded accompaniment and a group vocal warmup will be provided at the audition. Each song will be reviewed as a group before individual performances begin.
Recordings are easily available on youtube, iTunes, etc.
Tenors/Baritones/Basses (any age)
Sopranos/Altos (any age)
Johnnie Simmons: Artistic Director
Will Ruiz: Choreographer
Erica Hernandez: Musical Director
Dean Davis: Orchestral Director
NARRATOR Soprano with extended mix/belt range. Vibrant, energetic, charming performer, with a superior voice. Movement/dance experience needed. The narrator must be adept at both being the focal point and then “blending” into the scene. The narrator is onstage almost the entire show. Must be an animated storyteller.
JOSEPH: Jacob’s favorite son. Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. Singer/actor. Honest and likable with good intent. Humble but proud and able to transition to the leader of a nation. Must believe in himself and his convictions. Vocal range‐high tenor.
JACOB: Aged patriarch. He overly dotes on Joseph, to the exclusion of his other sons.
Joseph’s 11 brothers, Jacob’s other sons; High energy & very active. Singers/dancers/actors. Need to be able to develop strong
unique characters and sing harmony. Able to portray wide range of performance styles. Although acting usually as a group, they each have their own different personalities, talents, and flaws. They sing and dance their way through many situations and places. Conniving, self-centered, and jealous of Joseph’s high aspirations and their father’s favoritism toward Joseph, they change their ways in the end.
REUBEN: eldest son of Jacob; sings Those Canaan Days in the style of Maurice
Chevalier/French bistro, needs good comic timing
SIMEON: second son, sings One More Angel in Heaven in a country western style
LEVI: third son, sings One More Angel in Heaven in a country western style
NAPHTHALI: sixth son, sings The Baker’s song
ISAACHAR: ninth son, sings The Butler’s song
ASHER: eighth son, sings Those Canaan Days; in the style of Maurice Chevalier/French bistro, needs good comic timing
DAN: fifth son, sings Those Canaan Days; in the style of Maurice Chevalier/French
bistro, needs good comic timing
ZEBULON: tenth son, sings Benjamin’s Calypso in a reggae style
GAD: seventh son, sings Benjamin’s Calypso in a reggae style
BENJAMIN: twelfth son, sings One More Angel in Heaven in a country western style
JUDAH: fourth son, sings Benjamin’s Calypso in a reggae style
PHARAOH: The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god (goddess) on earth. Should be an outgoing, engaging entertainer, able to take the stage and connect with an audience. Singer/actor with good comic timing. Normally done in an “Elvis Presley” style.
BACK UP VOCALISTS FOR PHARAOH: Back up singers/dancers for the Pharaoh. Strong singers, need to be able to learn and hold harmonies
POTIPHAR: A powerful and rich Egyptian and Joseph’s employer
MRS. POTIPHAR: Beautiful and scheming, dancer
Other featured ensemble roles include:
11 WIVES OF THE BROTHERS/DANCERS
SOPRANO SOLOIST for one more angel in heaven singers/dancers for One more angel in heaven
GO GO DANCERS / SINGERS for go, go, go joseph, Calypso dancers, Potiphar’s court (harmony trio, quartet, SEXTET)