(Auditions for Adults, Teens and Children over 7. (And a few focused 6 year olds.)
We invite actors of all races/ethnicities, body types, gender, and physical ability to audition. We only have room on stage for so many people, but we welcome everyone to come and audition.
Monday, April 10:
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Auditions at THE BLACK BOX, 22 Foster St., Peabody, MA
If you can't make this date, you can send us an audition video anytime between now and then.
If you want to be a part of the show but can't make the audition time, please email Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Make an Auditions Appt:
Audition Sign Up Link
Link to Audition Form
(You can print and fill out ahead of time or use one of our blank forms we will provide at the auditions.)
If you are away and are unable to come to auditions and not auditioning for a major role, you can send in a video audition. Please let us know before you do it so we know to expect it and email to email@example.com .
Major roles should arrange to come in person. If you are unable to make the auditions dates and times, please email the director, Andy, to see if there will be more auditions.
NOTE: Although auditioning is great experience, if Children's Choir Cast, Adult Chorus and Non-Singing Roles want to bypass the Auditions, you can do that and just sign up to be in the show!
More Casting Info:
It is possible to cast females as brothers if they can act tough and "manly".
Narrator: It is possible that we may have cast a pair of Narrators to split the role to play off of each other.
It is possible that some roles will be double cast.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
(Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice)
Show Dates: July 21 - 30, 2023 at Peabody's Black Box Theater.
Directed and Produced by Andrew Diskes.
This is the finale of our 32nd year and the finale of the year-round Neverland Productions.
(If this production goes well, we may produce another musical next summer.)
This is our 260th production and Joseph was our FIRST production ever, our 100th production. Plus we have done it several more times!
We also were part of 'The Children's Choir' in 1996 when Donny Osmond performed the musical at the Colonial Theater in Boston, with 26 Neverland children participating all summer in performances. So as you can see, Neverland loves JOSEPH!
You can check out our ALBUMS on Neverland Theatre page to see a few past productions.
WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS:
We feel that auditioning should be a positive experience where the auditioner feels appreciated that they took the time to prepare and come share their talents.
So we try to give you every opportunity to show us your stuff. So unless there is a line out the door, we will be happy to see any of the following:
1. Please introduce yourself with a creative salutation and tell us a little bit about yourself and what you will be doing. Try to show off your sparkling personality!
2. Please prepare to sing one minute of a song you love to sing. All genres are encouraged and all voice types are welcome! (Memorization is encouraged but not mandatory.)
2. You can bring a prepare a second song, and if we have time, we are happy to hear it. The second song should show a different style/side of you than the first song.
(There will be no music accompaniment.
You can bring your own background music to play on your phone or other device. You can also accompanying yourself on guitar or ukelele, etc, is OK also. There is a upright piano available. )
3. A short monologue / poem / story that shows off your acting skills, personality, accents and stage presence.
4. We welcome you to show us a little dance routine, musical instrument exceprt, juggling, magic trick or anything else you may have up your sleeve.
***If auditioning for a specific part, please prepare a song that character would sing.***
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Youth Choir: Ages 7 to 12 (can be older)
This ensemble of young performers pop in and out of the world and story of Joseph. They sing along and break the fourth wall of the musical.
Brothers of Joseph: (can be played by females who have a lively persona.)
Wives / Egyptian Women
Teen/Adult Chorus: Would sing in the show only as support. Would be seated on stage. It would be OK if you used your music binder during the show.
Teen / Adult Non-Singing Roles:
Ishmalite / Guard / Camel / Crew Members in Costume
Dancers other than wives/brothers:(Who Sing or Do not sing - but lip sync) in several specialty numbers
Narrator: A character 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 his/her words. In early productions this character was usually played by a man; later productions have featured a woman in the role. The Narrator sometimes doubles as various characters.
Jacob: The father of twelve sons, his favorite being Joseph. At times he may appear unfair and shallow, but he is, more importantly, the prophet who recognises the future and the calling of Joseph, thus saving the House of Israel. Sometimes doubles as Potiphar or the Narrator.
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.
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. Often played by the actor playing Jacob.
Mrs. Potiphar: Beautiful but evil, 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. Also plays one of the wives.
Baker: One of Pharaoh's servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death. Played by one of the brothers.
Butler: Another of Pharaoh's 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. Played by one of the brothers.
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. Sometimes played by one of the brothers.
Joseph's Eleven Brothers:
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: Youngest son of Jacob.
The Wives: The wives of Jacob. The actresses playing the wives also double as Egyptians and servants of Potiphar.
(Please check back every week or more as we refine the schedule.)
Mondays from 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Rehearsals Begin: May 8
Where: Rehearsals will be split between The Black Box Theater, 22 Foster St., Peabody, MA and Middleton Senior Center, 38 Maple St., Middleton, MA
REHEARSAL START DATE INFO:
MONDAY and THURS INFO:
Times: 6:30pm - 9:45pm
MON / THURS REHEARSAL FOR BROTHERS:
Mondays starting May 8
Add Thursdays starting May 18
MON / THURS REHEARSAL FOR WIVES:
Mondays starting May 8
Add Thursdays starting June 1
ADULT / OLDER TEEN CHORUS
(People who sing using music book near the piano, supporting the actors on stage.):
Mondays starting May 8
Add Thursdays in late June or early July.
Thursdays starting in June then twice a week starting in July.
MON / THURS LOCATIONS will be split up into two places: The Black Box Theater and the Middleton Senior Center.
MORE DETAILED INFO ABOUT ROLES:
JOSEPH: Male, Tenor – Eleventh and favorite son of Jacob. Confident and
charming. Vocally strong.
NARRATORS: Male or Female, Tenor or Soprano – The audience’s guides through the story. The narrators tell Joseph’s story with word and song. Can
command the stage while directing focus to story elements. Strong
singers with great energy.
PHARAOH: Male or Female, Baritone or Mezzo – Egypt’s ruler, considered a god
on earth. Searching for the meaning behind his/her dreams.
Portrayed as a world-famous rock star. Full of energy and confidence.
May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble.
POTIPHAR: Male, Baritone – Rich, self-indulgent, and sophisticated Egyptian
capitalist. Makes Joseph the leader of his household. Strong
character actor with a powerful speaking voice. May also be cast as a
member of the greater ensemble.
MRS. POTIPHAR: Female, Alto – Indulgent and confident in her pursuit of what she wants, which at this time happens to be Joseph. May also be
cast as a member of the greater
JACOB: Male, Baritone – Aged father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. Strong
character actor who can sing and move well.
BUTLER: Male or Female, Tenor or Mezzo – Pharaoh’s right hand. While in jail, Joseph interprets the Butler’s dreams to a positive outcome. May also
be cast as a member of the greater ensemble.
BAKER: Male or Female, Tenor or Mezzo – Head of Pharaoh’s kitchen. While in
jail, Joseph interprets the Baker’s dreams to a less-than-positive
outcome. May also be cast as a member of the greater ensemble.
JOSEPH’S BROTHERS: Male, Various Ranges – Jealous of Joseph being their father’s favorite son. Will also double as general ensemble in some scenes. Looking for performers with comedy ability, great expressions and body language and who sing and move well.
WIVES: Female, Various Ranges – The 11 wives of Joseph’s 11 brothers. Will also double as general ensemble in some scenes. Wives also can play Egyptian Women in Act 2.
All funding for Neverland Theatre comes from show fees and ticket sales. A small portion comes from concessions, raffles, ads and fundraising.
The Joseph Production will cost approx. $17,000.
Each Cast Member is responsible for the following:
*For Adults: $125
(Averages out to approx. $1 an hour to be in the show!)
*For Ages 13 - 17: $200
(Averages out to approx. $1.50 an hour to be in the show!)
*For Youth Choir (Ages 7 - 12):$275
(Averages to approx. $4 per hour)
For Adult/Older Teen Chorus / Non-Singing Roles: $100
Half of the Show Fee is due by April 8.
The Remainder is due by May 1.
All Show Fees are Non-Refundable.
PURCHASING TICKETS TO THE PRODUCTION: Although we don't have an official amount of tickets you have to purchase, we hope that each cast member can bring 10 audience members to the show, since the majority of the audience comes from the cast.
We THANK YOU for your interest in helping to support Neverland Theatre!
Ways to Turn in Your Show Fee or make a donation:
1. VENMO: @NeverlandTheatre30
(8832 is last 4 of phone # for verification)
GENERAL PAYMENT LINK:
MAIL A CHECK:
20 East St., Middleton, MA 01949
(Check made out to Neverland Theatre)
Text: 978 500-8832
Produced and Directed by
Musically Directed by
Show Pianist and Musical Consultant:
Lynne Jackson, Long-time Neverland Musical Director
(IF we can raise the funds to bring her from California to stay for two weeks. Fundraising Efforts will be announced soon.)
CHILDREN'S CHOIR ASSISTANTS:
Musical Coach: Bethany Vahn
Musical Staging Coach: Meredith Hill
Link: Neverland Theatre FaceBook Page
You can also find us on Instagram.
ABOUT NEVERLAND THEATRE:
Neverland is in its 32nd year of producing year-round musical and non-musical theatrical productions on the North Shore of Boston.
We have produced 260 productions and have worked with over 5,000 local adults, teens and children from all over The North Shore.
Tickets are non-refundable.