Auditions

Auditions are the way we place actors into roles. Never auditioned before? No problems! We encourage all new comers and in most cases, you will be provided all the material required to thoroughly prepare, prior to the day.

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Upcoming Auditions

June

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was first written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber at the request of a friend of Andrew's father, Colet Court School choirmaster Alan Doggett, for the school's 1968 end of term concert. The children's concert proved so successful that the piece, originally 15 minutes long, continued to expand until it became a full-length professional musical. The first amateur production in America was in May 1970. Professionally, Joseph premiered at Scotland’s Edinburgh Festival in 1972, and transferred to the West End’s Albery Theatre the following year. The Broadway opening, with the late Laurie Beechman as the first female to take the Narrator role, was in 1982 and garnered six Tony nods, including Best Musical. It has been staged numerous times in the decades since.

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 colours. 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.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” Appropriate for all audiences and groups, Joseph is performed hundreds of times a year by schools across North America, the U.K. and around the world.

Adults minimum age 15+; Children school years 5-7

JOSEPH: Lead Role

NARRRATOR/S: Lead Role. May be more than one.

PHAROAH: Lead cameo 'Song of the King'

SIBLING 1: Soloist 'One More Angel in Heaven' plus member of sibling ensemble

SIBLING 2: Soloist 'Those Canaan Days' plus member of sibling ensemble

SIBLING 3: Soloist 'Benjamin Calypso' plus member of sibling ensemble

SIBLING ENSEMBLE x 8: includes understudies for Joseph & soloists. Singing / Beginner Dance

PARTNERS ENSEMBLE x 11: Strong Dancing plus singing

CHILDRENS ENSEMBLE x 10-20: Year 5 - 7 students. Strong singing plus dancing

JACOB: Minor role for older male with short vocal solo

BAKER, BUTLER, ANGEL/S, POTIPHAR, Mrs POTIPHAR: Cast from Ensemble

Date: Sunday, June 2nd 2024 @ 5:00pm

Location: The Venue - 40 Station Street, Bowral

Select any role/s you wish to audition for below.

You may book for Saturday AND Sunday if you wish.

You will then be emailed a dropbox link containing song and dance / movement material for your audition.

Saturday June 8th - Soloist singing auditions, with beginner dance / movement component. 15 minute spots.

Sunday June 9th - Adult ensembles with intermediate dance audition and small vocal component. Choice of 4 sessions, each lasting approximately 60 minutes. 

Monday June 10th -  Kids auditions with dance and singing component. Choice of 2 sessions, each lasting approximately 60 minutes. 4:00pm or 5:30pm 

Adult Auditions:

Principle Characters - Saturday, 8th June 2024 | Time: 09:30am to 5:00pm **Limited Sunday 9th June Slots Recently Added**

Adult Chorus - Sunday, 9th June 2024 | Time: 10:00am, 11:30am, 2:00pm & 3:30pm (Group Sessions)

Kids Chorus/Choir Auditions

Monday, 10th June 2024 | Time: 4:00pm & 5:30pm

Callbacks (if required) Monday 10th June 2024 (from 7:00pm)

Rehearsals (commence Sunday, 16th June @ The Venue, Bowral):

Sundays (commencing 16/6) 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Monday and Thursday nights from 7:00 to 10:00pm

Rehearsals will initially by staggered with cast advised when they are required.

Children's Chorus/Choir will initially only be required for Sunday rehearsals until production week (commencing 23rd September 2024).

The Venue 40 Station Street, Bowral

PRODUCTION WEEK

5th & 6th October - Bump in from 10:00am

6th October - Run Show 4:00pm til 7:00pm

Sunday, 6th October - Run show | From 4:00pm
Monday, 7th October - Tech Rehearsal | From 5:30pm
Tuesday, 8th October - Dress Rehearsal | From 5:30pm
Wednesday, 9th October - Dress Rehearsal | From 5:30pm
Thursday, 10th October - Dress Rehearsal | From 5:30pm
Friday, 11th October - Reserve Rehearsal / Prep

PERFORMANCES

Saturday, 12th October - 2:00pm Show | From 12:00pm
Saturday, 12th October - 7:30pm Show | From 5:30pm
Sunday, 13th October - 2:00pm Show | From 12:00pm
Friday, 18th October - 7:30pm Show | From 5:30pm
Saturday, 19th October - 2:00pm Show | From 12:00pm
Saturday, 19th October - 7:30pm Show | From 5:30pm
Sunday, 20th October - 2:00pm Show | From 12:00pm
Thursday, 24th October - 7:30pm Show | From 5:30pm
Friday, 25th October - 7:30pm Show | From 5:30pm
Saturday, 26th October - 2:00pm Show | From 12:00pm
Saturday, 26th October - 7:30pm Show | From 5:30pm
Sunday, 27th October - 2:00pm Show | From 12:00pm

Special Requirement

A valid Working with Children Check is not required to audition.
A valid Working with Children Check is required prior to first rehearsal with all cast (22nd September 2024)

It is HTG policy that all persons over 18 years of age involved with a production with persons under 18 years of age, hold a valid NSW Working With Children Check (WWCC).   

Volunteer WWCCs are free (employer required WWCCs are also acceptable) and valid for five years from the date of issue. As processing can take up to four weeks, we would encourage anyone intending to be involved with the production to apply as soon as possible.

You can apply for a Working With Children Check at Service NSW

As we need to confirm WWCC validity, it may be necessary to collect personal information from auditionees. Any personal information will be collected and handled in accordance with our privacy policy.

 

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