Please use the 9 Pine Street entrance for all rehearsals
Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Brothers, Jacob, Joseph – Those Canaan Days, continue Act 2
No Female Ensemble, Narrators or Children’s Choir needed
Thursday, May 16, 2013
5:00 – 7:00
5:30 – 8:30
Full Teen Ensemble
There will be some press attending this rehearsal to take video, pictures and interview some of the cast members.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
4:00 – 8:00 Entire Teen Ensemble
Monday, May 20, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Full Teen Cast - Full Run thru
**No Children’s Choir needed
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
5:00 – 8:00
Full Cast – Teen Cast and Children’s Choir
Full Run-thru on stage for tech staff
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
****Chairman’s Reception performance******
We will be performing a 10-15 minute segment of the show for our Chairman’s Reception. All cast members will be needed and will be provided with a Joseph t-shirt. Please wear black pants and shoes.
4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Full Teen and Children’s Choir cast
Rehearsal and sneak peak performance for MPAC Chairman’s Reception
Thursday, May 23, 2013
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sing thru with orchestra – full teen cast
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Sing Thru with orchestra - Children’s Choir
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“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” casting and first rehearsal info:
Thank you to everyone who auditioned! You all did a great job and our decisions were very difficult. If you did not get cast this time, we certainly hope that you’ll come back again!!
To everyone who was cast: Please confirm your acceptance of your role in the cast and attendance at the first rehearsal at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The rehearsal schedule is listed below for the first 3 rehearsals. We will be breaking down each rehearsal and calling just who is needed that day so we don’t waste your time, therefore, we will be updating the schedule weekly on the website.
NARRATOR: Montana Byrne
NARRATOR 2: Amanda Fletcher
NARRATOR 3: Rachel Levy
PHAROAH: Joey Walsh
Austin John Doby
(Please note: many small roles will come out of the male and female ensemble)
FEMALE ENSEMBLE AND WIVES:
Madi Beumee (featured dancer – Potiphar’s wife)
Chyna Alexa Brodie
AbOUT THE SHOW:
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis. This was the first Lloyd Webber and Rice musical to be performed publicly. Joseph was first presented as a 15-minute pop cantata at Colet Court School in London in 1968 and was recorded as a concept album in 1969. After the success of the next Lloyd Webber and Rice piece, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph received stage productions beginning in 1970 and expanded recordings in 1971 and 1972. While still undergoing various transformations and expansions, the musical was produced in the West End in 1973, and in its full format was recorded in 1974 and opened on Broadway in 1982. Several major revivals and a 1999 straight-to-video film, starring Donny Osmond, followed.
The show has little spoken dialogue; it is completely sung-through. Its family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music have resulted in numerous productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; according to the Really Useful Group, by 2008 more than 20,000 schools and amateur theatre groups had successfully put on productions.
NARRATOR (Female) – Must be able to sing soprano and have a high belt. The Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience through the story.
JOSEPH - Tenor (Low B to F).
JOSEPH'S ELEVEN BROTHERS - 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.
REUBEN - Baritone/tenor (C to High F), the eldest son of Jacob, Solo - One More Angel in Heaven, in a country western style
SIMEON - Baritone (C to High F suggested but not required), the second son, Solo - Those Canaan Days, parody of French ballad
LEVI - Third son
JUDAH - Tenor (C to High F), the fourth son, Solo - Benjamin Calypso, Reggae style
DAN - Fifth son
NAPHTALI - Sixth son
GAD - Seventh son
ASHER - Eighth son
ISSACHAR - Ninth son
ZEBULON - Tenth son
BENJAMIN - Twelfth son
THE WIVES (Females) - The wives to the eleven brothers, play other various roles, although usually performing with the Brothers, the wives have a large amount of singing and dancing stage time
JACOB - Baritone - the father of twelve sons, Jacob definitely favors Joseph.
PHARAOH - Baritone - the most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. In most productions, Pharaoh is portrayed as an Elvis Presley-style figure
POTIPHAR - Baritone - a powerful and rich Egyptian.
MRS. POTIPHAR (Female, 20-50 years old) - Beautiful and scheming, sexy dancer (may be played by one of the wives)
BAKER - one of Pharaoh servants
BUTLER - another of Pharaoh servants
THE CHILDREN'S CHORUS - will appear in several numbers, singing and dancing
The story is based on the Biblical story of Joseph, found in the Book of Genesis. It is set in a frame in which a narrator is telling a story (sometimes to children, encouraging them to dream). She then tells the story of Joseph, another dreamer ("Prologue," "Any Dream Will Do"). In the beginning of the main story Jacob and his 12 sons are introduced ("Jacob and Sons"). Joseph's brothers are jealous of him for his coat of many colours, a symbol of their father's preference for him ("Joseph's Coat"). It is clear from Joseph's dreams that he is destined to rule over them ("Joseph's Dreams"). To get rid of him and prevent the dreams from coming true, they attempt fratricide, but then they sell Joseph as a slave to some passing Ishmaelites ("Poor, Poor Joseph"), who take him to Egypt.
Back home, his brothers, led by Reuben and accompanied by their wives, break the news to Jacob that Joseph has been killed. They show his tattered coat smeared with his blood – really goat blood – as proof that what they say is true ("One More Angel in Heaven"). After the bereft Jacob leaves, the brothers and their wives happily celebrate the loss of Joseph.
In Egypt, Joseph is the slave of Egyptian millionaire Potiphar. He rises through the ranks of slaves and servants until he is running Potiphar's house. When Mrs. Potiphar makes advances, Joseph spurns her. She removes his shirt, feels his chest and back, squeezes his rear and blows him kisses. Potiphar overhears, barges in, sees the two together – and jumps to conclusions ("Potiphar"). Outraged, he throws Joseph in jail. Depressed, Joseph laments the situation ("Close Every Door") – but his spirits rise when he helps two prisoners put in his cell. Both are former servants of the Pharaoh and both have had bizarre dreams. Joseph interprets them. One cellmate, the Baker, will be executed, but the other, the Butler, will be returned to service. Upon hearing this, the rest of the prisoners surround Joseph and encourage him to go after his dreams ("Go, Go, Go Joseph").
The Narrator tells of impending changes in Joseph's fortunes ("A Pharaoh Story") because the Pharaoh is having dreams that no-one can interpret. Now freed, the Butler tells Pharaoh (acted in the style of Elvis Presley) of Joseph and his dream interpretation skills ("Poor, Poor Pharaoh"). Pharaoh orders Joseph to be brought in and the king tells him his dream involving seven fat cows, seven skinny cows, seven healthy ears of corn, and seven dead ears of corn ("Song of the King").
Joseph interprets the dream as seven plentiful years of crops followed by seven years of famine ("Pharaoh's Dreams Explained"). An astonished Pharaoh puts Joseph in charge of carrying out the preparations needed to endure the impending famine, and Joseph becomes the most powerful man in Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh ("Stone the Crows"). (Note: In the 2007 London revival, Pharaoh has a new song, "King of my Heart").
Back home, the famine has caught up with Joseph's brothers, who – led by the brother Simeon – express regret at selling him and deceiving their father ("Those Canaan Days"). They hear Egypt still has food and decide to go there to beg for mercy and to be fed, not realising that they will be dealing with Joseph ("The Brothers Come to Egypt"). He gives them sacksful of food and sends them on their way, but plants a golden cup in the sack of his youngest brother, Benjamin ("Grovel, Grovel"). When the brothers try to leave, Joseph stops them, asking about the "stolen cup". Each brother empties his sack, and it is revealed that Benjamin has the cup. Joseph then accuses Benjamin of robbery ("Who's the Thief?"). The other brothers, led by Judah, beg for mercy for Benjamin, imploring that Joseph take them prisoner and set Benjamin free ("Benjamin Calypso").
Seeing their selflessness and penitence, Joseph reveals himself ("Joseph All the Time") and sends for his father. The two are reunited ("Jacob in Egypt") for a happy conclusion and Joseph dons his coloured coat once more ("Finale: Any Dream Will Do (Reprise)/Give Me My Colored Coat").