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Auditions for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" - ages 8 & up
To be presented by The Round Lake Area Park District Community Theatre, auditions are for performers age 8 to adult. Participants will be required to prepare 16-32 bars of music. Please bring music in the key you will be singing or an accompaniment tape or CD. The preliminary auditions will involve singing and dancing. Those unsure of how to prepare a piece for the audition may pick up an audition packet from the Robert W. Rolek Registration Desk beginning January 7th. This packet will contain a sampling of songs from the show to choose from for auditions. Note: This production will be cast age appropriately. Children will only be considered for roles capable of being played by children. For a detailed list of characters please call or e-mail Christi Nicholson at (847)546-8558 ext. 231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storyline: The saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's 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. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.