Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Memorial Opera House

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyrics by Tim Rice
Presented through special arrangements with R&H Theatricals

Director: Kurt Gillins
Music & Vocal Director: Andrew Flasch
Choreographer: Trisha Sabocik

When & Where

Saturday, April 29, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Children age 7 – 12

Monday, May 1 & Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Individuals 13 years and older

Everyone should audition in their age group. For those who look older or younger than their age, we will make sure you are considered for the group you fit in the best for this production.

 

Memorial Opera House

104 Indiana Ave, Valparaiso, IN

Performance Dates

Fridays: July 14, 21, 28, 2017
Saturdays: July 15, 22, 29, 2017
Sundays: July 16. 23. 30, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm Sundays at 2:00pm

 

Synopsis

The saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. This production will be high energy and bright with innovative projections, costuming and staging.

 

Casting requirements

Casting for up to 32 singers/actors/dancers to fill all the roles in this show, including up to 10 for the children’s chorus. All roles are open to everyone.

Narrator: Soprano with extended mix/belt range. Vibrant, energetic, charming performer with a superior voice. Movement/dance will be required, but the focus will be on vocal ability. The narrator must be adept to both being the focal point and then blending into the scene. The narrator is onstage almost the entire show. Vocal Range: B3 – G5.

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: B2 – G4.

Jacob: Aged patriarch. He overly dotes on Joseph, to the exclusion of his other sons. Vocal Range: D2 – B3

Joseph’s 11 Brothers: 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. Vocal Ranges vary.

Pharaoh (may double as brother): The most powerful man in Egypt. Should be an outgoing, engaging entertainer, able to take the stage and connect with an audience. Singer/actor with good comic timing. Typically done in an Elvis Presley style. Vocal Range: B2 – G4.

Potiphar (may double as brother): A powerful and rich Egyptian and Joseph’s employer. Comedic timing is a must. Vocal Range: B2 – G4.

Bulter & Baker (may double as brothers): Prisoners with Joseph. These two characters have solos parts and must have comedic timing. Vocal Range: F2 – G4.

Ensemble: High energy singers/dancers/actors will be needed to fill the chorus. The chorus will be on stage most of the show. A strong ensemble is the backbone of this show. Must be able to learn and sing harmonies and learn and perform different dance styles. These performers will have a great time with costumes that will double as screens for projections. Vocal Ranges vary.

Children’s Chorus: A group of fun kids that will be able to learn and sing harmonies and be on stage for the entire show. Vocal Ranges vary.

Materials to Prepare

Please bring your best song to sing, with sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. Due to time restraints, you may not get to sing the entire song, so choose your best 16 – 32 bars. Please dress comfortably for these auditions, as you will be dancing as well. There is no need to dress up for the singing and then change for the dance. Be comfortable and relaxed for the entire audition process.

 

Director’s Notes

Rehearsals will begin Monday, May 15.

Contact – for more information

http://www.memorialoperahouse.com/auditions

Auditions for Summer Season at Dunes Arts Foundation




When & Where

We will be holding general auditions for the 2017 summer season on April 8th & 29th! Please call or email for an appointment. We are offering actor stipends. Head shots and resumes may be sent in ahead of time. For more information head to dunesartsfoundation.org

The Sleeper - Beatniks on Conkey



Directed by Rip and Bonnie Johnson

When & Where

April 2, 2017  5:00 – 6:30 pm
April 3, 2017  7:00 – 8:30 pm

Beatniks On Conkey
418/420  Conkey Street
Hammond IN 46324

Performance Dates

June 2nd at 8:00 pm
June 3rd at 8:00 pm
June 4th at 2:00 pm
June 9th at 8:00 pm
June 10th at 8:00 pm
June 11th at 2:00 pm

performed at
Beatniks On Conkey
418/420  Conkey Street
Hammond IN 46324

Synopsis

A suburban housewife, shell-shocked by the post 9/11 reality, finds herself irresistibly drawn to her son’ tutor, a handsome young man with political leanings far different from her own. A bizarre series of events blows the lid off her previously sheltered existence. A slightly zany comedy that peals back the layers of these unique individuals. You may find yourself later thinking, if I had just paid attention closer would I have seen the surprise ending coming?

Casting requirements

Characters: 4M 3W

Gretchen……………middle age woman (40 – 50)
Bill…………………….middle age man (40-50)
Vivian………………..Middle age woman (40-50)
Matthew…………….Man (mid 30 – late 30, early 40’s)
multi roles………….1 – woman  (age?)
Multi roles…………. 2 – men  (age?)

Materials to Prepare

None, script sides for cold readings at the audition

Director’s Notes

We will start rehearsing Mon, April 10th
Rehearsals will be Mon – Wed, until two weeks before show dates
So Starting Mon, May 22 – Thurs, May 25  (mandatory)
TECH week is Tues, May 30th – Thurs, June 1 (mandatory)

No rehearsal on Memorial Day
This will be a NIETF view-able show

Contact – for more information

Contact information – 219-852-0848  goes to Bonnie’s cell
or email us at beatniksonconkey@sbcglobal.net