Auditions for

Summer Performances: 8-10 and 15-17 July 2022

AUDITION DATES: (see notes below)
MAY 15* – Youth (ages 9-14) – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
MAY 16** – Adult (ages 15 & Up) – 6:00-900 p.m.
MAY 17** – Adult (ages 15 & Up) – 6:00-900 p.m.
MAY 18** – Adult (ages 15 & Up) – 6:00-6:30 p.m.
MAY 18** – Call Backs – 6:30-9:00 p.m.

  • If you have a conflict with any of the audition dates, please contact the director at joshuajshockey@gmail.com
  • Please arrive early to complete the audition form
  • ALL Roles are available

*YOUTH Auditions Will Be Held At:
Harper Haus Music Company
200 Main Street
Platte City, MO  64079

**ADULT Auditions Will Be Held At:
West Platte High School Performing Arts Center*
935 Washington St
Weston, MO  64098

*Please be advised there is no tobacco or alcohol allowed on campus

AUDITION  REQUIREMENTS  &  EXPECTATIONS

  • You will be asked to sing a section of a song from the show.  The melody line and practice track can be found here: **************.****
    • If auditioning for male role – choose one of the following:
      • Any Deam Will Do
      • Joseph’s Dreams
      • Pharaoh’s Dreams Explained
    • If auditioning for a female role – choose one of the following:
      • Jacob And Sons
      • Joseph’s Coat
      • Potiphar
  • An audition form will be filled out at the time of arrival.  Arrive early.
  • Resume is encouraged but NOT required.
  • We will take your photo (even if a headshot is provided by you).
  • Please be prepared with all known scheduling conflicts during the rehearsal period (May 22 to closing night, July 17).

CALLBACKS

Callbacks will occur on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 (beginning at 6:30 p.m.) for solo and principal roles and will be by invitation.  Those invited to callbacks will be notified by the end of auditions on May 15, 16 or 17.

QUESTIONS?  Please contact the director, Joshua Shockey, at joshuajshockey@gmail.com

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals for Joseph … Dreamcoat will begin Sunday, May 22, 2021. Expect a Sunday through Thursday rehearsal schedule leading up to tech week. Rehearsal times on Sunday will be late afternoon/early evening (approximately 1:00-4:00 or 5:00).

Rehearsal times Monday thru Thursday will run approximately 2.5 hours starting at 6:30 p.m. each night up until tech week (then we will run later). We do NOT plan to rehearse on July 3rd or 4th but, there are planned rehearsals on both the evening of Friday, July 1st and mid-morning to afternoon on Saturday, July 2nd.

All rehearsals will be specifically scheduled, and you may not be called for every one of them.  However, Joseph … Dreamcoat is a VERY ensemble heavy show (partly because the show is all music, no dialogue).   The brothers, wives, and chorus members are in nearly all the musical numbers.  That said, we will do our best to not waste anyone’s time and work around schedules as we can.  Knowing your conflicts early is VERY important in helping us get the most out of each rehearsal we have.

PRODUCTION DATES

July 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17

All performances will be held in the West Platte Performing Arts Center.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (All Roles Available)

Narrator:  Usually female, 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.

Jacob/Potiphar:  The father of the twelve sons, Jacob favors Joseph.

Joseph:  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.  However, it saves his life in Egypt when he correctly interprets Pharaoh’s dreams.  He is a strong vocalist.

Featured Dancers:  These multi-talented women appear in the show as many characters: Jacob’s wives, Go Go Dancers, Ishmaelites, Pharaoh’s dancers, and so on.

The Eleven Sons/Brothers:  Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Napthali, Isaachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon Gad, Benjamin, Judah—although acting usually as a group—have their own different personalities, talents, and flaws. They sing and dance their way through many situations and places. 

  • REUBEN sings the “One More Angel In Heaven” solo.
  • SIMEON sings the “Those Canaan Days” solo.
  • JUDAH sings the “Benjamin Calypso” solo.
  • NAPHTALI will double as Pharoah (“Song of the King” solo).
  • GAD will double as the Baker (solo lines).
  • LEVI will double as the Butler (solo lines).

Wives Of The Brothers (eleven needed):  Will sing and dance throughout the show.

Ensemble/Choir:  They are “students” of the Narrator.  They sing but will not dance in the production (outside of maybe the final song in Act I and II.)