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Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Eight (8) performances will run from October 11-20, 2024

Director | Anthony Greco
Musical Director | Stephen Strouse
Choreographer | Jessica O'Brien
AYE Teaching Artist | Marissa DeVeau


In-person auditions scheduled as followed:

Saturday, August 10, open call from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
AYE: Children's Choir (Ages 9-15)

Wednesday, August 14, open call from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
High School + Adults

Thursday, August 15, open call from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
High School + Adults

All auditions will be at the Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees, Manasquan, NJ.



  • Please prepare a 32-measure cut of a song in the style of the show that shows your vocal range. Actors need to provide sheet music (piano/vocal), in the correct key, of the song they are auditioning with for the piano accompaniment.
  • Specific audition cuts have already been selected, IF you are looking to audition for the following specific roles:

    SOLOIST BROTHERS ("One More Angel in Heaven," "Those Canaan Days," or "Benjamin's Calypso")


  • Consider using a Disney song or any song they are most comfortable and familiar singing.
  • Students under the age of 18 who are cast in this production will participate in the Algonquin Youth Ensemble. **More information is at the end of this audition posting.

Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Audition Form

Please submit the following via this form:

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Callbacks will be by invitation only and will take place on the nights of the general auditions.

Rehearsals will be at Algonquin Arts Theatre or in a nearby location. Rehearsals to begin in late August of 2024. Exact rehearsal schedule will be set once the availability of all actors is learned but will take place during weekday evenings (Mon-Thurs) and weekends (either Sat morning or Sun evening - depending on role and when called).

BEFORE YOU AUDITION, be advised that all actors must be available for rehearsals that are to be scheduled according to the actor's role. It is mandatory for actors to be available for all scheduled evening TECH rehearsals (October 6-10) and performances (October 11-20). Conflicts will not be accepted after the cast has been announced.

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar's wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph's solution to Egypt's famine elevates him to Pharaoh's right-hand man and reunites him with his family.


Narrator(s) (mezzo soprano with strong vocal belt, female-identifying, age 18+)
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 their words.

Joseph (tenor, male-identifying, age 18+)
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 (baritone, male-identifying, ages 50+)
The father of twelve sons, his favorite being Joseph.

Pharaoh (bari-tenor, male-identifying, ages 30+)
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.

Potiphar (baritone, male-identifying, ages 40+)
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 his wife and Joseph, however, he grows angry and has Joseph thrown into prison.

Joseph's Eleven Brothers - Strong singers and dancers sought! (Open to all genders and ethnicities, ages 16+)

  • Reuben: Eldest son of Jacob; sings lead vocals on "X"
  • Simeon: Second son
  • Levi: Third son
  • Judah: Fourth son, he pleads with Joseph when Benjamin is falsely arrested for theft of a goblet; sings lead vocals on "Benjamin's Calypso"
  • Dan: Fifth son
  • Naphtali: Sixth son
  • Gad: Seventh son
  • Asher: Eighth son
  • Issachar: Ninth son
  • Zebulun: Tenth son
  • Benjamin: Twelfth, and youngest, son. Joseph accuses him of stealing the golden cup. After Joseph went missing Benjamin was beloved.

The Wives - Strong singers and dancers sought! (Open to all ethnicities, ages 16+)

The wives to the eleven brothers also play various characters throughout including Potiphar's Servants, Adoring Fans of Pharaoh. Mrs. Potiphar and vocal soloists to be cast from this group!

Children's Chorus (ages 9-15) - Seeking a diverse and talented group of young performers to fill this important group of the show (after all the story is being told for them!) The Children's Chorus will appear onstage and sing and dance in select numbers.

Here at Algonquin Arts Theatre, our produced Broadway Series performances work closely with the Education Department. This gives us an opportunity to educate students in all areas of the performing arts. Through our Performing Arts Academy (PAA) each semester (Fall-Winter, Winter-Spring & Summer) we offer a program called the Algonquin Youth Ensemble (AYE). AYE is an audition-only, comprehensive instructional, full immersion theatre education program. The Algonquin Youth Ensemble is a class first. There is not a tuition fee to participate in this particular program. Students will be selected based on their audition alone. Not all who audition will be cast/selected for the program. Transcending the typical theatre program, AYE members not only have the opportunity to study theatrical disciplines with experienced professionals, but also must apply what they have learned in a fully mounted main stage production. This particular production is open to students ages 8 to 17 years of age, participants commit not only to all production rehearsals (as needed), tech rehearsals and performances.

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