Character Descriptions

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 4:30pm
or
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 4:30pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:30pm

Opens Friday, July 26, 2019


All Roles Open

Role Description
Narrator

(female) A storyteller who is sharing a wonderful tale with the children, their families and the wider audience. She needs to be a strong singer, who can draw the audience into the biblical saga of Joseph and his brothers, showing what shapes them into the men they were destined to become.

Joseph

(male) He needs to be able to mature over the course of the show, through dealing with lives adversities and becomes a humble man and a true leader. He needs to be a strong singer and actor.

Ruben (one of Joseph's brothers)

(boy or girl) Sings “One More Angel in Heaven”

Simeon (one of Joseph's brothers)

(boy or girl) Sing "Those Caannan Days" (French Song)

Judah (one of Joseph's brothers)

(boy or girl) Sings “Benjamin Calypso”

Levi, Naphtali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon, Gad, and Benjamin

(boy or girl) The rest of Joseph's eleven brothers. Male or female. They are jealous of Joseph and the fact that Joseph is their Father’s favorite son. As Brothers, they band together and gang up[ on Joseph to get rid of him, thinking it will make their lives better. All need to be strong singers and actors.

Pharoah

(male) The leader of Egypt and a very self-important man, he sings an Elvis-style song “Song of the King”, and is very comfortable having adoring fans. He needs to be a strong singer and actor. Will also be part of the ensemble.

Potiphar

(male) A wealthy self-indulgent business-person, who needs to be a strong actor and well as good singer. Will also be part of the ensemble.

Mrs. Potiphar

(female) An indulgent woman who likes to get her own way, and thinks first and foremost about herself. She needs to be a confident mover/dancer.

Butler & Baker

(boy or girl) Both work for the Pharaoh. They need to be good singers and will also be part of the ensemble.

Jacob

(boy or girl) The father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. He clearly favors Joseph, unwittingly causing the friction that exists between Joseph and his brothers. Will also be part of the ensemble.

Ensemble

A very busy large ensemble of singers and dancers. Also a childrens choir.

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Plot Synopsis

The Biblical 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. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. 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.