Auditions

Book & Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Peter Jackson
Musically Directed by Britany Poindexter
Produced by Brittney Bartlette

Performances: July 13th – 15th  and July 20th – 22nd.

Audition Detail
DATES: Saturday, March 24th  and  Sunday March 25th
LOCATION: At the Fredericktowne Players Studio 306 East Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21701.
TIME: Children: 9:00am to 1:00pm  and the Adults: 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

If needed, Callbacks will be held on Wed March 28th (Time to be announced upon invitation to callbacks).

For the Auditions

  • Prepare 16-32 bars of music in the style of the show. When selecting an audition song, select one that emphasizes your strengths in both acting as well as vocals. Songs from the show are strongly discouraged but not prohibited.
  • This production will be DANCE INTENSIVE. Be dressed and prepared to learn a short dance combination.
  • Please bring a performance resume and a head shot, if available.
  • Please prepare a list of scheduling conflicts from the time of rehearsals to the end of the performance dates (April 2018 – July 22nd)

Character Breakdown
Narrator:  A character not of the time or place of the action. The Narrator tells the story through song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers.  (Soprano if played by female and Tenor if played by male.)

Joseph:  Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob.  A naïve and spoiled young man with a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future.  Joseph antagonizes his brothers who sell him into slavery out of jealousy.  After enduring and overcoming many hardships, Joseph emerges as a powerful figure in Egypt and having been humbled by his experiences is able to forgive his brothers and welcomes his family to Egypt to share in his good fortune.  (Tenor)

Jacob:  Father of Joseph and his brothers.  (Baritone)

Joseph’s Brothers:  Although acting usually as a group, they each have their own different personalities, talents, and flaws. As a group they sell Joseph into slavery, but as individuals they deal with the following years and how they can make amends. They sing and dance their way through many situations and places. The brothers also double as Egyptians and servants of Potiphar.  (Tenor/Baritone based on actor’s vocal range.  Ages 16 and Up)

  • Reuben
  • Simeon
  • Levi
  • Naphtali
  • Issachar
  • Asher
  • Dan
  • Zebulon
  • Gad
  • Judah
  • Benjamin

Jacob’s Wives:  A group of twelve women, each one the mother of one of the twelve sons of Jacob.  The Wives double as Egyptians and servants of Potiphar.  They sing and dance throughout the show, aiding in the telling of the story.  One of the wives will also be cast as a Tango dancer in “Those Canaan Days.” (Soprano/Alto based on actress’ vocal range.  Ages High School and Up) 

Potiphar:  A powerful and rich Egyptian, Potiphar purchases Joseph and puts him to work in his household, where he soon realizes that Joseph is honest, hard-working, and a great addition to his pool of help. When he grows suspicious of Mrs. Potiphar and Joseph, however, he grows angry and has Joseph thrown into prison. (Tenor/Baritone)

Mrs. Potiphar:  Beautiful and scheming, Mrs. Potiphar tries to seduce Joseph, but is unsuccessful. However, she does manage to rip off much of his clothing just as her husband comes into the room, thus condemning him to prison.

Butler:  One of Pharaoh servants, the Butler is also in prison with Joseph who also correctly interprets his dreams, this time that he will be released and taken back into Pharaoh’s household. It is the Butler who tells Pharaoh about Joseph and his uncanny ability with dreams. (Tenor/Baritone)

Baker:  One of Pharaoh servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death.  (Tenor/Baritone)

Pharaoh:  The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. When Joseph interprets his dreams, he promotes him to one of the highest positions in his government. Pharaoh is portrayed as an Elvis Presley-style figure. (Tenor/Baritone)

Children’s Choir:  Large group of children who aid the Narrator in telling the story of Joseph and his brothers.  They dance and sing throughout the show.  Ages Kindergarten thru 8th grade.

 

QUESTIONS:
If you have any questions please contact our production team at: Joseph@FtPtheater.com