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March 28, 2014

Auditions for musical to begin next month

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a pop-style Broadway musical retelling of the bible story of Joseph and his “coat of many colors,” will be produced by Sing a Song of Broadway & Co. between July 24 to 27 at the First United Methodist Church in Oneonta. 

The company, an independent Oneonta-based performance group, performed “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” at the church last year. Music for this summer’s play is by Andrew Lloyd Weber with lyrics by Tim Rice. 

The story is set to many musical styles from country and western and calypso to French ballad and rock ‘n’ roll.

Singers, actors and dancers from 15 to 70 are needed to fill up to 16 principal or featured roles for men and five for women. A male Elvis-style singer is needed. Nearly all main parts require singing and some movement. Singers and/or dancers are also needed for the ensemble of adults and teens used extensively throughout the show. A children’s choir provides highlights during the musical and a select children’s dance ensemble will be featured as well. Children 8 years and older are eligible to audition for either or both. A parent must accompany children younger than 13.

Performers of any age with acrobatic, gymnastic or circus skills are also desired.

Singers of all ages should audition with any peppy up-tempo song and also a slow ballad, bringing the piano music if possible. Expect to sing a cappella as well. All auditioning dancers can bring CD accompaniment for a prepared routine and/or try steps that will be demonstrated along with creative movement activities.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be directed by Jeanne Langdon with music direction by Xandry Langdon. 

Private small group and individual auditions may be scheduled April 7 through 24 weekday afternoons and evenings. Call 287-8669 or 267-1311 to schedule an appointment.

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