JOSEPH: Male, (High Tenor, Vocal Range Low A to High G). Eleventh son of Jacob and Jacob’sfavourite. We are looking for a strong actor with a confident but charming personality. Must move and sing very well.
7. Close Every Door (complete number but cutting from bar 44 to bar 68)
12. Pharaoh’s Dreams Explained (complete number – singing own line)
NARRATOR: Female, (Soprano with extended mix/belt range, Low F# to High G). The Narrator is our host, and through word and song guides the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers. The narrator must be adept at both being the focal point and then “blending” into the scene. We are looking for an excellent singer that can completely invest in the storytelling aspect.
1. Prologue (bar 1 to bar 20)
2. Jacob & Sons (bar 10 to bar 25 – with verses 1 and 2
PHARAOH: Male, (Baritone, Low B to High G#). Pharaoh is the most powerful man in Egypt,and considered a god on earth. He is in a strange psychological place and is desperately searching for the truth in his dreams. The character is in style and homage to Elvis.
11. Song of the King (bar 77 to end including repeats)
POTIPHAR: Male, (Baritone, Vocal Range D to B). Potiphar is a rich, self-indulgent and
sophisticated Egyptian capitalist who buys Joseph as a slave. He needs to be a strong actor as well as a good singer.
NO SINGING AUDITION BUT PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS PART
MRS. POTIPHAR: Female, Strong Dancer. Mrs. Potiphar is an indulgent woman who likes to
get her own way and thinks first and foremost about her own personal gratification. She is
razor sharp, beautiful and confident. She will also be a part of the female ensemble.
TO AUDITION WITH DANCERS BUT PLEASE SPECIFY IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS PART
JACOB: Male, (Baritone, Low A to C). Jacob is the father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. He
clearly favours Joseph as the first son of his favourite wife, unwittingly causing the friction
that exists between Joseph and his brothers. Jacob needs to be a good actor, who can sing
and move reasonably well.
2. Josephs Coat: Bar 54 to 69 (singing the Narrators line as well)
JOSEPH’S BROTHERS: Males, Joseph’s 11 brothers (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan,
Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin), are jealous of Joseph being their
father’s favourite son, sell him into slavery, and ultimately realize their wrongdoing. We
would like to find actors who are confident dancers and singers. (TO NOTE: Reuben is the
oldest and the one who is quickest to lie to Jacob. Simeon is the brother who is first able to
openly admit that they created their own misery by selling off Joseph. Judah is the first
brother who lays down his life for his youngest brother Benjamin. Benjamin is the youngest
and most innocent brother.
BROTHERS (EXCEPT JUDAH): 14. Those Canaan Days (bar 1 to bar 49 – singing all lines)
JUDAH: 17. Benjamin Calypso (beginning to bar 24 – singing all lines)
BUTLER & BAKER: Males, (Tenor). The Butler and the Baker both work for the Pharaoh. They
are both decent men in precarious situations. They need to be good singers and honest
actors. (They can double as brothers)
8. Go, Go, Go Joseph (bar 27 to bar 40 then bar 65 to bar 74)
FEMALE DANCERS: Will play multiple roles throughout the show including wives to Jacob and his sons and citizens of Egypt. They sing and dance throughout the entire show. We are
looking for energetic singers who move well.
Dance Audition to be taught by Donna on audition day
Ensemble: Will play multiple roles and will sing and move throughout the entire show.