News release from the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre:
Civic Theatre Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
(April 13, 2016) – Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Musical Audition Notice for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Adult Roles (ages 15+) on Sunday, May 15 at 6:00pm
Children (ages 9-11) on Tuesday, May 17 at 5:30pm
Main Stage Musical presented at the Arts United Center
July 23 – August 7, 2016
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Tim Rice
Director/Choreographer Doug King, a Fort Wayne Civic Theatre native who performed in the Donny Osmond company of Joseph, and Musical Director, Eunice Wadewitz, seek a cast of 30, 14 women and 16 men, ages 15 & up with the ability to sing, dance and act. Assistant Director/Stage Manager is Nan Durant and Assistant to the Choreographer is Heather Closson.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical representation of Joseph from the Old Testament. Envied for his flamboyant coat, a gift from his doting father, Joseph is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. He is enlisted to interpret the Pharaoh’s dreams and emerges from Egyptian slavery to become the Pharaoh’s right-hand man. He eventually determines the fate of his brothers after they beg him to spare their lives.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music and Tim Rice’s lyrics appeal to the adolescent in all of us. According to the New York Daily News, “â€¦Webber andâ€¦Rice’s Joseph is an exuberant revel, much like a fairy tale seen through a Barnum and Bailey filter.” This production is a favorite among audiences everywhere.
AUDITIONS for ADULT ROLES (age 15+)
Sunday, May 15 at 6:00 pm (arrive by 5:30pm)
Possible Callbacks – Monday, May 16 at 7:00 pm
Those auditioning should be prepared to perform a song (16 bars) and provide sheet music in the proper key for the pianist. Everyone should be prepared to dance and sing at the initial audition. Be prepared to stay the entire times listed.
It is important we have a list of ALL CONFLICTS at the time of the audition. .
Prepare and memorize one verse of an up-tempo song or ballad which best shows off your voice, range and personality. Standard Broadway show tunes are best. Be sure to bring sheet music (not just lyrics but actual piano music) in the correct key – do not expect the pianist to transpose your music on sight. Have all cuts or repetitions clearly marked. Place your music in a binder or tape the sheets together for the benefit of the accompanist. Pianist is provided.
AUDITIONS for CHILDREN – Ages 9-11 (Grade 4-6)
Tuesday, May 17 at 5:30 pm (arrive NO LATER THAN 5:00 pm)
Please call or email Eunice to sign-up for auditions. A short piece of music from the show will be emailed for the children to learn prior to the audition.
Children who are cast will be required to purchase a colored T-shirt (Civic Theatre will order), and provide their own white tennis shoes, shorts or pants.
All auditions will be held at the Arts United Center at 303 East Main Street. Enter from the rear of the building, using the glass doors to the Green Room. Please arrive early to check in and fill out an audition form.
It is important that you…SIGN UP TO AUDITION!
Please Contact Eunice Wadewitz Music Director at EWadewitz@fwcivic.org (260) 422-8641 EXT. 226
For a complete audition notice visit fwcivic.org under Volunteer/Auditions tab.