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Joseph Auditions Information

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th January

St. Peter & St. Paul Church, Shoreham.

7pm Start

Please register your interest by emailing josephsvp2024@gmail.com

Sheet music can be downloaded by clicking here

All principal cast will be asked to perform an excerpt from 1 piece of the musical. In addition Joseph, the Narrator and Pharaoh will be asked to prepare 1 piece of their choice to show the panel their vocal ability. This piece can be anything you'd like.  Please let us know what you will be singing and whether you will have the sheet music or a backing track..

Parts

Joseph

Male – Tenor

Eleventh and favourite son of Jacob. Confident and charming. Vocally Strong.

- Close Every Door – Bars 5 – 44

- Piece of your own choice.

Narrator(s)

Male or Female - Tenor or Soprano

The audience’s guide through the story. The narrators tell Joseph’s story with

word and song. Can command the stage while directing focus to story elements. Strong singers with great energy.

- Prologue – Bars 5 – 39

- Piece of your own choice

Pharaoh

Male or Female – Baritone or Mezzo 

Egypt’s ruler, considered a god on earth. Searching for the meaning behind

his/her dreams. Portrayed as a world-famous rock star. Full of energy and confidence.

- Song of the King – Bars 42 – 78

- Piece of your own choice

Potiphar

Male – Baritone

Rich Self-indulgent, and sophisticated Egyptian capitalist. Makes Joseph the leader of his

household. Strong character actor with a powerful speaking voice.

May also be cast as a member of the ensemble.

- Any Dream Will Do – Bars 4 - 35

Potiphar's Wife

Female – Alto

Spoilt, entitled and confident. She thinks she should always gets what she wants, which at this time happens to be Joseph.

May also be cast as a member of the ensemble.

- Any Dream Will Do – Bars 4 - 35

Jacob

Male – Baritone 

Aged father of Joseph and his 10 Brothers. Strong character actor who can sing and move as well.

- Any Dream Will Do – Bars 4 – 35

- Joseph’s Coat – Bars 67 - 74

Butler

Male or Female – Tenor or Mezzo 

Pharaoh’s right hand. While in jail, Joseph interprets the Butler’s dreams to be a

positive outcome.

May also be cast as a member of the ensemble.

- Any Dream Will Do – Bars 4 – 35

- Go Go Joseph – Bars 89 - 97

 

Baker

Male or Female – Tenor or Mezzo

Head of Pharaoh’s kitchen. While in jail, Joseph interprets the Baker’s dreams to a

less-than-positive outcome.

May also be cast as a member of the ensemble.

- Any Dream Will Do – 4 – 35

- Go Go Joseph – Bars 112 - 120

Joseph’s 11 Brothers

Male – Various Ranges

Jealous of Joseph being their father’s favourite son. Skilled singers.

Will also be a member of the ensemble.

- Joseph’s Dream – Bars 55 – 95

- Those who would like to audition for Reuben are also asked to prepare:

o Those Canaan Days – Bars 1 - 40

Ensemble

Male and Female – Various Ranges – Actors, Singers and dancers serving as Ishmaelites, Egyptians, Canaanites and other characters within Joseph’s story.

- Any Dream Will Do – Bars 4 - 35

Children’s Chorus

We are looking for an ensemble of children, age 8-16, for the "Dream Choir". This ensemble of young performers pop in and out of the world and story of Joseph. They sing along and break the fourth wall of the musical. They are featured in: Prologue Close Every Door To Me , and Pharaoh Story as well as being onstage for much of the action of

the show. Lots of opportunity to show singing, dancing and acting skills.

- Any Dream Will Do – Bars 4 - 35

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