Auditions Information

Urbandale Community Theatre welcomes you to audition for this summer’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat running July 23 through August 1.

Urbandale Community Theatre Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Auditions Announcement

You’ve heard of “Throwback Thursdays?“ This summer’s most exciting musical will be presented in “Jump Back July!” In what other show can you sing disco, 50’s rock-and-roll, disco, country and western, disco, 70’s rock anthems, disco, French chanson, and, did I mention disco?

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

Director – Dan Chase
Choreographer – Lorainna Nedved
Production Manager – Rob Larsen


Auditions will be held Sunday, May 16 & Monday, May 17 at Franklin Jr. High School. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held Tuesday, May 18. Please see additional details and information below.

Audition Requirements

Please either print out this form or submit an online audition form BEFORE you arrive at auditions. If you have them, please bring headshots and additional theatrical resume materials with you to auditions.

You will be assigned a number when you check-in.

Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at:

Franklin Junior High
4801 Franklin Ave.
Des Moines, IA

Cast Needs

Men: 13

  • Joseph
  • Jacob-doubles Potiphar
  • 11 brothers-doubles Baker, Butler, Pharaoh (if qualified), servants and Egyptians

Women: 13

  • 2 Narrators (maybe 1 if qualified)
  • 11 wives-double Mrs. Potiphar, Ishmaelites, servants, Egyptians

Ensemble: (Men & Women) – ages 13+

Children’s chorus: (Boys & Girls) – ages 8-12


CHILDREN’S CHORUS ONLY (ages 8-12) 

Sunday, May 16 from 5-6 pm (doors open at 4:30 pm auditions start at 5) 
Callbacks are not required for the children’s choir 

ALL Other Roles (ages 13+)

Sunday, May 16 from 7 – 9 pm. These will be singing auditions only.
Monday, May 17 from 7 – 9 pm. These will be choreography auditions only.
Wear comfortable clothing that will allow ease of movement.
Callbacks, if necessary, will be Tuesday, May 18 starting at 7 PM
Callbacks will consist of reading sides from the script and singing songs from Joseph
More details will be provided if you are called back

Rehearsals Information

Rehearsal days:

First Read-through will be May 23 at 2PM

You will receive a detailed rehearsal schedule then.

Rehearsal Schedule:

Sunday through Thursday nights from 6:30-9:30 pm

Tech week July 10  – July 21 – mandatory attendance

Notes for Children’s Chorus:

  • We believe rehearsal commitment will be less for children’s choir (ages 8-12) up until tech week. 
  • Children’s choir will likely not be scheduled past 8 PM except for tech week
  • Children’s choir may be called earlier than 6 PM on Sundays but no earlier than 5 PM

Show Dates

Fridays July 23 & 30, 2021 @ 7 pm

Saturdays  July 24 & 31, 2021 @ 2 pm & 7 pm

Sundays July 25 and August 1, 2021 @ 2 pm

Audition Documents

Please submit the Joseph Audition Google Form BEFORE you come to auditions or print out and bring with you the printable version, when you check in you will be assigned an audition number. If you have them, please bring headshots and additional theatrical resume materials with you to auditions.

*Once you submit the form you will receive an email from Google Forms with the title Joseph Audition Form, please save this email as it will have a link for you to update your audition form if changes need to be made. 

Music Details

Important info for all who are auditioning

An accompanist will be provided, and you may bring karaoke tracks. While we’ve only requested certain sections (cuts) of songs for you to audition with, it’s important you bring/are familiar with the whole song you’re choosing to audition with, because we may reference or ask you to sing something from a different section of the song. The Joseph/Narrator cuts are complete, there is no need to bring the whole “Close Every Door” or “Potiphar” part if you’re wishing to be considered for those roles. In this case, it will be acceptable to perform songs from this show.

Joseph: 

Please sing the cut provided of “Close Every Door.” You may bring one additional song that showcases your voice if you choose, but the cut provided is mandatory. If you choose to bring a second song of your choice, please select 16 bars that best showcases what you feel you want us to hear.

 

Narrator: 

Please sing the cut provided of “Potiphar.” You may bring one additional song that showcases your voice if you choose, but the cut provided is mandatory. If you choose to bring a second song of your choice, please select 16 bars that best showcases what you feel you want us to hear. 

 

For those wishing to be considered for Male roles (Including Brothers and Men’s ensemble roles)

Please prepare 32 bars of a song that best showcases your range (we have needs in both extremes – tenor and bass). In this case, it will be acceptable to perform songs from this show. If you have a French accent, can do a country cowboy drawl, or have a Jamaican accent, maybe find something that can show us that!

For those wishing to be considered for Female roles (Including Wives and Women’s ensemble roles)

Please prepare 32 bars of a song that best showcases your range (we have needs in both extremes – soprano and alto). In this case, it will be acceptable to perform songs from this show.

Children’s Chorus:

For children wishing to be considered for the Children’s Chorus – please prepare 1 minute of a song that you feel best showcases the range of your singing voice. Bring a song you feel comfortable singing that shows off what you can do!