Audition call for ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
BRECKENRIDGE – The Backstage Theatre in Breckenridge is seeking singers of all ages (especially children) and musicians for their upcoming concert version of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”Auditions will be held Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon and Sunday, May 21 from 2-5 p.m. in Room 208 at Colorado Mountain College, 103 S. Harris St. in Breckenridge. Interested parties are asked to prepare 16 bars of an uptempo song to be sung a capella and may be asked to sing something from the score (an accompanist will be provided). Parts are available for men, women and children (age 5 and older). The Backstage is also seeking musicians to accompany the singers during the performance. No appointment is necessary for auditions.”Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, combines pop, rock, rhythm and blues, and country music in the telling of its story. Taken from the last 13 chapters in the Book of Genesis, the blockbuster musical tells the story of Joseph’s rise to power in Egypt after being sold into slavery by his brothers. A story of betrayal and hardship, prophecy and forgiveness, Joseph’s saga prefaces the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt through the Red Sea, and shows the power that comes from believing in dreams.The Backstage Theatre production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be presented as part of the Backstage to Broadway series Labor Day weekend at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge. Performance dates are Sept. 1-3 at 7:30 p.m. Rehearsals are flexible with the schedules of the performers and will begin in early July. Musical Director for the show is Gail Smith. Concert staging is by Backstage Theatre artistic director, Christopher Willard. For more information, call (970) 453-0199.
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