Description:

The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

“Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your Dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows the preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”) to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
 

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Feb 25th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 26th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Feb 26th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Feb 27th @ 2:00pm
Tickets go on sale Monday January 3, 2022 at 12:00am

Ticket Prices:


MCL Grand:

100 N Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75057


Show Notes:

CLICK HERE for Audition Sign Up Help.
Auditions
will be held at Lamb of God on Thursday, December 2nd, starting at 5:30 pm.
Callbacks will be held at Lamb of God on Saturday, December 4th, starting at 9:00 am.

Audition Details
Auditions are open to students aged 8-18 AND adults. Standard audition requirements and format for all students apply to this show. CYT Dallas values training and education; students are required to take at least one class or two workshops in order to audition for the production. Winter classes are open for registration HERE. The student production fee is the standard $175, and are expected to sell 20 tickets for an individual student or 25 for a family with multiple students cast. Families are asked to serve as a CYT volunteer. 

Adults cast members (19+ or 18-year-old high school graduates) are asked to contribute a production donation of $50 which helps us cover the cost of production for their participation. Classes, workshops, ticket requirements, and volunteering are not requirements for adult cast members. Adult cast members will, however, have the same opportunities for involvement in ticket sales and volunteering if they wish.

After registering for your audition, inside your CYT account, you will be sent an audition information form, where you can submit all the necessary information and upload your track OR sheet music.

Student Auditioners
  • We recommend preparing a 1-minute song highlighting your vocals and acting through song.
    • A karaoke/backing track is required for your song OR you may submit sheet music and sing with an accompanist. If you choose to sing with the accompanist, you should submit VERY CLEAN AND CLEAR SHEET MUSIC that is no more than 32 bars.
  • All students auditioners will learn a short dance combination. Come prepared for light to moderate movement.
  • This audition will NOT have a monologue to memorize.
Adult Auditioners
  • We recommend preparing a 1-minute song highlighting your vocals and acting through song. This is NOT required for adult auditioners, only highly suggested. 
    • A karaoke/backing track is required for your song OR you may submit sheet music and sing with an accompanist. If you choose to sing with the accompanist, you should submit VERY CLEAN AND CLEAR SHEET MUSIC that is no more than 32 bars.
  • All adult auditioners will learn a short dance combination. Come prepared for light to moderate movement.
  • This audition will NOT have a monologue to memorize.

VOCAL REQUIREMENTS
Narrator—Soprano (or Tenor if played by male)
Joseph—Tenor
Pharaoh—Tenor/Baritone
Jacob—Baritone
Baker—Tenor/Baritone
Butler—Tenor/Baritone
Brothers—Mixed male ranges
Potiphar—Baritone
Mrs. Potiphar—Alto/Mezzo
Choir Girls—Sopranos (to High C)
Choir Boys—Mixed male ranges (Low A to High A, Basses down to E)
Ensemble—All vocal parts

Now accepting applications for Assistant Stage Managers and Crew at this link.


Characters:

Narrator

A character not of the time or place of the action. The Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers, usually giving meaning to the story with his/her words. In early productions this character was usually played by a man; later productions have featured a woman in the role.

Jacob

The father of twelve sons, his favorite being 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. Usually doubles as Potiphar.

Joseph

Eleventh son of Jacob. Obviously, his father's favorite, Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble with his brothers when he predicts his future will include ruling over the other eleven. However, it saves his life when in Egypt he correctly interprets Pharaoh's dreams. In the end, he has risen to a great position of power, but he still forgives his brothers and brings his family to Egypt to partake of the bounty he has accumulated there.

Ishmaelites

People of the desert, they buy Joseph as a slave, take him to Egypt, and sell him to Potiphar.

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 Mrs. Potiphar and Joseph, however, he grows angry and has Joseph thrown into prison. Usually played by the actor playing Jacob.

Mrs. Potiphar

Beautiful and scheming, Mrs. Potiphar tries to seduce Joseph but is unsuccessful. However, she does manage to rip off much of his clothing just as her husband comes into the room, thus condemning him to prison. Also plays one of the wives.

Baker

One of Pharaoh's servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death. Played by one of the brothers.

Butler

Another of Pharaoh's 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 Butler who tells Pharaoh about Joseph and his uncanny ability with dreams. Played by one of the brothers.

Pharaoh

The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. When Joseph interprets his dreams, he promotes him to one of the highest positions in his government. Pharaoh is portrayed as an Elvis Presley-style figure. Sometimes played by one of the brothers.

Reuben

Eldest son of Jacob. Takes the lead on "One More Angel in Heaven"

Simeon

Second son of Jacob. Takes the lead on "Those Canaan Days".

Levi

Third son of Jacob.

Judah

Fourth son of Jacob. Takes the lead on "Benjamin Calypso".

Dan

Fifth son of Jacob.

Naphtali

Sixth son of Jacob.

Gad

Senenth son of Jacob.

Asher

Eighth son of Jacob.

Issachar

Ninth son of Jacob.

Zebulun

Tenth son of Jacob.

Bejamin

Twelfth son of Jacob. Joseph accuses him of stealing the golden cup.

The Wives

The wives of Jacob. The actresses playing the wives also double as Egyptians and servants of Potiphar.

Ensemble

Ensemble appears as Choir as well as characters including Villagers, Egyptians, and Servants.

Dreamers

Tap Dancers

"Snake" Solo

Featured in the number "Journey to Egypt"

"Camel" Solo

Featured in the number "Journey to Egypt"