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  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Auditions

    AUDITION NOTICE: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
    MIDDLE AND UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS
     
    WHERE: Hutchison School, Wiener Theatre
    WHEN: Tuesday, August 21; 3:45-6:00pm &   Wednesday, August 22; 2:45-6:00pm
    CALLBACKS: Thursday, August 23; 3:45-6:00pm

    Please click to see what to prepare for your audition.
    REHEARSAL TIMES: Mon-Fri afterschool until 6:00pm and some Saturdays (TBD)
    REHEARSALS BEGIN: Tuesday, September 4; 3:45-6:00pm
    PERFORMANCE DATES: November 9, 10, 11, and 12, 2018
    WHAT TO PREPARE:
    - PREPARE A SONG (your choice) 16 to 32 bars in the style of the show (pop, rock, gospel, country-western or contemporary musical theatre) or it could be a song from the show. Choose a song that accurately demonstrates your vocal ability and range that you feel confident performing. Please bring your own sheet music and have it ready in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. ALL ROLES REQUIRE SINGING.
     
    - DANCE/MOVEMENT: Wear comfortable clothing and appropriate shoes to move in. We will be teaching everyone a short dance combination to assess comfort with movement.
     
    - CALLBACKS: If needed, participants will be asked to learn specific sections from songs from the production. We will provide the sheet music and teach the sections.
     
    Please make sure you fill out an AUDITION FORM either at the audition or download the form from the Hutchison School website, fill it out and bring it with you.
     
    JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
    Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
    Lyrics by Tim Rice
    Show Synopsis
    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. 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.
    Character Breakdown
    Narrator(s): A woman, 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 gives meaning to the story with her/his words.
    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.
    Jacob: The father of twelve sons, his favorite being Joseph.
    Joseph’s Eleven Brothers: Although acting usually as a group, they each have their own different personalities, talents, and flaws. As a group they sell Joseph into slavery, but as individuals they deal with the following years and how they can make amends. They sing and dance their way through many situations and places.
    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: Seventh son of Jacob.
    Asher: Eighth son of Jacob.
    Issachar: Ninth son of Jacob.
    Zebulun: Tenth son of Jacob.
    Benjamin: Twelfth son of Jacob. Joseph accuses him of stealing the golden cup.
    Ishmaelites: Men 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.
    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.
    Baker: One of Pharaoh servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death.
    Butler: Another of Pharaoh 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 the Butler who tells Pharaoh about Joseph and his uncanny ability with dreams.
    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. In most productions, Pharaoh is portrayed as an Elvis Presley-style figure.
    The Wives: The wives of Jacob.
    Egyptians
    Servants of Potiphar
    Children’s chorus - Exist in the world of the Narrator(s).
  • Hutchison Music Ensemble Auditions

    Music Ensemble Notice:
    Join Hutchison’s String Orchestra under direction of Dr. Sheryl Lane. Middle School and Upper School girls can meet Dr. Lane and talk through Music Ensemble options this year on August 24 during lunch. Lunch will be provided. Designed for students who are currently studying strings or another instrument during the week, this class allows musicians of intermediate and advanced skill levels to gain experience in ensemble playing. Explore a wide variety of classic and contemporary repertory. Students are able to audition for All-West Orchestra and Band. Placement auditions will take place on September 5. Students will need to play a solo of their choice and 2 scales of their choice at audition. Music Concert dates are November 28, 2018 at 5:30 pm and April 9, 2019 at 5:30 pm. Auditions for Ensemble selection are held after school on September 5. All students must audition to participate.

    date/time: Wednesdays, September 5-December 5 and January 9-April 17
    Middle School Ensemble: 2:20-3:10 pm
    High School Ensemble: 3:15-4:15 pm
    instructor: Dr. Sheryl Lane (orchestra teacher and Symphony conductor)

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