With a crash of drums and a flash of light, we encourage all actors to audition for
PROJECT DAYDREAM’S 2016 production of
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Take part in sharing the story of sibling rivalry, jealousy and ultimate forgiveness. Sing out Broadway’s favorites, including “Any Dream Will Do,” “Close Every Door, “and the toe-tapping crowd favorite “Go, Go, Go Joseph.”
A strong ensemble is the backbone of this fun show. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is true ensemble show that will be a great theatre experience for each performer!
SEE CHARACTER OUTLINE AT END OF POST!
About the Musical:
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. 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.
Two Performances: Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ Groves
Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Rehearsals for JOSEPH will commence the week of September 18, 2016 and continue thru opening the show October 29, 2016.
Rehearsal times will vary from one role to another as rehearsals are scheduled around scenes. Therefore, some participants will rehearse more often than other participants. Once you receive your audition form --you are asked to indicate if you have regular rehearsal conflicts during the week and on weekends.
Note:: A complete rehearsal schedule is not available at this time.
ALL PUBLISHED REHEARSAL TIMES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
ALL PARTICIPANTS are required to attend dress rehearsals every night of performance week. These rehearsals are vital for everyone in the company – please do not audition if you have a conflict with the show dates and/or mandatory rehearsals.
Mandatory Rehearsal Dates: October 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Audition Preparation for Adults & TEENS (Ages 13-30ish)
1. Please prepare a legitimate musical piece (i.e. Musical Theatre, Folk, Gospel or Disney) that shows your vocal range, musicality and dramatic ability. We strongly advise NO POP, ROCK, R&B or COUNTRY MUSIC unless it is from a musical.
1a. VERY IMPORTANT: Please NO selections from SONDHEIM.
Please do not prepare a song from the musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
2. Please plan on performing your musical selection with the same amount of acting with which you rehearse and perform a monologue or scene.
3. Bring your sheet music (w/full piano accompaniment) with you.
A cappella auditions are not permitted.
4. Please bring sheet music in the key in which you will sing.
An accompanist will be provided.
CD or taped accompaniment is not permitted.
Place your copy of the audition piece in a 3-ring binder.
5. Please dress for movement. For the dance portion of the audition please have soft tennis shoes, ballet/character/jazz shoes available.
6. REQUIRED: Bring a headshot (regardless if you’ve auditioned for us in the past). This does not need to be a professionally-taken headshot. The photo should be an 8”x10” and a current portrait-type shot of your face. Make sure you are the only one in the picture. The photo will not be returned to you. Please write your full name on the back of your 8”x10” photo.
7. Arrive 15 minutes before your audition appointment. Please do not arrive any earlier than 15 minutes.
8. PLEASE NOTE: The entire audition process will take approximately 1 -2 hours.
Audition Reservation Information
Auditions are scheduled for the evening of Friday, September 16, 2016
Callbacks are scheduled for late morning-afternoon of September 17, 2016
Audition appointment times are limited and determined by the DayDream Staff.
• Auditions are by appointment only.
• Appointment requests are available VIA EMAIL ONLY!
• EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org (SUBJECT: JOSEPH ADULT AUDITION)
NON High School and Older: Please email us with the following information:
NOTE: There is NO tuition fee for adults (non-high school). We require each adult cast in the show to support the production with advertisement sales, show promotion and production volunteer hours.
SCHOOL/YR (If applicable):
We will contact you, via email, within 7-12 days with a confirmed time and additional audition details.
High School and Younger:
STUDENTS EMAIL ADDRESS:
GRADE (2016/2017 School Year):
PARENT/GUARDIAN EMAIL ADDRESS:
PARENT CELL OR HOME NUMBER:
HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT OUR AUDITION? (Friend, School, Newspaper, PD email, Audition Website, etc.):
We will contact you, via email, within 7-12 days with a confirmed time and additional audition details.
FYI….HIGH SCHOOL AND YOUNGER PERFORMERS
1. Fee: Participants ages 8-18yrs. who are cast will pay a $200 production fee.
NOTE: · There is tuition and additional production related fees for youth and teens who are currently in elementary, middle or high school.
· A limited number of partial financial scholarships are available for teen actors currently in high-school! If assistance is needed, please indicate interest in your audition email request.
2. Tuition is non-refundable.
3. Costume Fee. Rented or custom made costumes are not fully covered by the production fee. Participants will pay an additional fee to help cover the rental, creation and/or purchase of costume items. Prices will vary depending on size and number of roles.
4. ADDITIONAL FEES: These and other ancillary costs are not included in the tuition fee.
Costume accessories /shoes/wigs/tights/socks/leotards/makeup/hair products or accessories (not optional)
Merchandise (cast t-shirts/sweatpants/bags, etc.)
Cast Retreat (not optional)
Show tickets for family & friends
5. Parent Volunteer Hours are REQUIRED for all parents with children currently in High School and younger. Children of parents who fail to volunteer for both a pre-production duty and show duty will be dismissed from the cast. Tuition is non-refundable.
We expect each family to volunteer at least 25 hours during the course of the show. If you are unable to volunteer due to time constraints, you can instead choose to pay $400 for the 25 hours, if paid before the first Saturday of rehearsals.
This buy-out does not include load-in or strike. Every family is expected to participate in one times slot of both Load-In and Strike.
DPP is proud to be able to provide the many talented performers of this area with an opportunity to participate in a unique theatrical experience. A production of this scope relies on the willingness of parents and friends to volunteer their special skills.
6. Performance location: Little Theater at Groves High School in Birmingham, MI
DayDream Casting Policy
Choosing to “drop” a Show:::
It is the policy of Project DayDream that if an actor auditions for a show (agrees to take any role including ensemble) and is cast, they must accept the role they are given. If the actor chooses not to participate in the production following the cast list being announced, they may NOT audition for another show for 1 year.
That actor will also NOT be considered for a principle role in the next production they audition. In addition, this action may be considered in future casting decisions and any written references.
Not only is dropping a show unprofessional, it is disrespectful to the directors, cast members, and above all to the craft of theatre itself.
ATTENDANCE/CONFLICT POLICY DETAILS
1. We require you to submit all conflicts during the auditions.
2. All conflicts must be handed in by the start of your scheduled audition appointment.
3. Additional conflicts or new conflicts are considered unexcused absences, and may lead to being dropped from the show.
3a. If a performer is forced to withdraw because of too many conflicts, no tuition will be refunded.
4. We accept two unexcused absences and we do keep track of unexcused absences.
5. We reserve the right to not cast a participant if that person has an excessive number of conflicts.
6. Participants may have NO conflicts during technical weeks.
□ NARRATOR: Vibrant, energetic performer, with a superior voice. Vibrant, energetic, charming performer, with a superior voice. Movement/dance experience needed.
The narrator must be adept at both being the focal point and then “blending” into the scene. The narrator is onstage almost the entire show. Must be an animated storyteller.
□ 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.
□ JACOB: Aged patriarch. The father of twelve sons, Jacob definitely favors Joseph. At times he may appear unfair and shallow, but he is, more importantly, the prophet who recognizes the future and the calling of Joseph, thus saving the House of Israel.
□ Joseph’s 11 brothers/Jacob’s other sons: 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.
Reuben – “Those Canaan Days” Eldest son of Jacob; showed kindness to Joseph and was the means of saving his life when his other brothers would have put him to death.
· Simeon-- Second son of Jacob; detained by Joseph in Egypt as a hostage.
· Levi – “One More Angel”-- Third son of Jacob, by Leah; he went down with Jacob into Egypt.
· Judah – “Calypso”-- Fourth son of Jacob; he pleads with Joseph when Benjamin is falsely arrested for theft of a goblet; one of his descendants was to be the Messiah.
· Naphtali-- Sixth son of Jacob, by Bilhah, Rachel's handmaid.
· Isacar-- Ninth son of Jacob.
· Asher-- Eighth son of Jacob.
· Dan-- Fifth son of Jacob; the tribe of Israel descended from him.
· Gad-- Seventh son of Jacob, by Zilpah, Leah's handmaid; brother of Asher.
· Zebulum-- Tenth son of Jacob; he had three sons.
· Benjamin-- Twelfth son of Jacob. Joseph accuses him of stealing the golden cup. After Joseph went missing Benjamin was beloved.
□ The Wives: 11 brother’s wives. Vocal mix of sopranos, mezzo‐sopranos and altos. Must be able to learn and hold complex harmonies. Used throughout show as wives, dancers, western couples dancers, 60’s Go‐Go dancers, Egyptian court and calypso dancers.
□ PHARAOH: The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god (goddess) on earth. Should be an outgoing, engaging entertainer, able to take the stage and connect with an audience. Singer/actor with good comic timing. Normally done in an “Elvis Presley” style, we are open to other interpretations, i.e, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Tina Turner etc. )
□ 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 his wife and Joseph, however, he grows angry and has Joseph thrown into prison.
□ MRS. POTIPHAR: Beautiful and scheming, strong dancer
Additional featured roles include:
□ The 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.
□ The Butler-- Another 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.
□ The Dancers: Featured heavily throughout the show in various dance styles. Strong dancer/actors.