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Theatre Bristol announces auditions for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat"

April 21, 2014

Theatre Bristol is happy to announce its next show of the 49th season, its production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat." 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. Auditions for the production will be Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th, with callbacks on Monday, April 28th and Tuesday, April 29th. On the 26th and 27th, the doors will open at 1:30 pm with the children’s audition beginning at 2:00 pm. The adults are welcome at 2:30 pm, with the audition beginning at 3:00 pm. The auditions for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat” will be located at 512 State Street, Bristol TN 37620, in the Rehearsal Hall on the upper level of the building. These will be “cold auditions” so it is not necessary to have a prepared piece, but please come ready to move with closed-toed shoes. For more information, visit www.theatrebristol.org or visit the Theatre Bristol Facebook page.

Directing the show will be highly respected and talented actor/director, Theatre Bristol veteran Glenn Patterson.

The cast will be made up of Joseph, the Narrator (female), Jacob, the brothers Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin. The supporting cast is made up of Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, the Butler, the Baker, and the Pharaoh, with women’s and children’s (20-40 children) choruses.

Performances of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat” will open at the Paramount Center for the Arts on Friday, June 20th, and continue Saturday, June 21st, Sunday June 22nd, Friday, June 27th, Saturday, June 28th,and Sunday June 29th. Evening performances on Friday and Saturday will be at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees will be at 2:30 pm.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Rodgers & Hammerstein, 229 W. 28th St., 11th Floor, New York, NY 10001. (212) 541-6600, www.rnh.com.