'Joseph' auditions set this weekend at Playhouse

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Auditions for the third production of the 60th season of Putnam County Playhouse have been set. The musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be produced Aug.10-14 and Aug. 17-21.

Director Jack Randall Earles will hold two sessions of auditions. The first will be on Sunday, June 13 at 3 p.m. and the second will be Monday, June 14 at 7 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Rehearsal Center at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle.

The show is being sponsored by First National Bank.

Vocal direction is by Kathryn Dory. Assistant director is Sandi Rossok. Musical staging and dances will be by Earles and Lita Sandy.

Anyone wishing to audition should prepare 32 measures of a song and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. Songs should be appropriate for a musical and a capella auditions are discouraged.

Because this musical is a “sing-through” there are no scenes to be read. Instead an extensive dance audition will be included. Please wear appropriate shoes.

Characters to be cast include The Narrator, a strong female singer who tells the story; Joseph, the hero of the story; Joseph’s 11 brothers and their father, Jacob. An Elvis-like singer is also sought for the role of The Pharaoh.

A strong mixed ensemble is also needed. Additional roles will be cast from the ensemble. All of those auditioning should be at least 16 years of age.

More information can be found under the "Current Season" tab at the website www.putnamcountyplayhouse.com.

The current season continues this weekend with sold out performances of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” and with the comedy “Pillow Talk,” which opens July 6.

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