This show is a musical review of Broadway songs throughout the ages and will be performed in conjunction with Celebrate Blackfoot. Please be prepared to perform two Broadway solos that contrast in style. Small groups or duets are accepted! Performances will be held nightly from June 22-27 at the historic Nuart Theatre.
Southeast Idaho Regional Production AUDITIONS!! Prepare a one-minute monologue vocal solo! Show dates will be August 14-22!
Narrator (female) — A storyteller who is sharing a wonderful tale with
the children, their families, and the wider audience. She
needs to be a strong singer, who can draw the audience
into the biblical saga of Joseph and his brothers, showing
what shapes them into the men they were destined to
Joseph (male) — He needs to be able to mature over the course of
the show, through dealing with lives adversities and
becomes a humble man and a true leader. He needs to be
a strong singer and actor.
Ruben (one of Joseph’s brothers) (boy or girl) Sings — “One More Angel in Heaven”
Simeon (one of Joseph’s brothers) (boy or girl) Sings — “Those Caannan Days” (French Song)
Judah (one of Joseph’s brothers) (boy or girl) — Sings “Benjamin Calypso”
Levi, Naphtali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulon, Gad, and Benjamin (boy or girl) — The rest of Joseph’s eleven brothers. Male or
female. They are jealous of Joseph and the fact that
Joseph is their father’s favorite son. As brothers, they
band together and gang up on Joseph to get rid of him,
thinking it will make their lives better. All need to be strong
singers and actors.
Pharoah (male) — The leader of Egypt and a very self-important man,
he sings an Elvis-style song “Song of the King,” and is very
comfortable having adoring fans. He needs to be a strong
singer and actor. Will also be part of the ensemble.
Potiphar (male) — A wealthy self-indulgent business-person, who
needs to be a strong actor and well as good singer. Will
also be part of the ensemble.
Mrs. Potiphar (female) — An indulgent woman who likes to get her own
way, and thinks first and foremost about herself. She
needs to be a confident mover/dancer.
Butler & Baker (boy or girl) — Both work for the Pharaoh. They need to be
good singers and will also be part of the ensemble.
Jacob (boy or girl) — The father of Joseph and his 11 brothers. He
clearly favors Joseph, unwittingly causing the friction that
exists between Joseph and his brothers. Will also be part
of the ensemble.
Ensemble — A very busy large ensemble of singers and dancers. Also a
Rueben…….Merritt Van Orden
Naphtali ……Cameron Baker
Asher………..Alex Van Orden
Pharoah …….Brad Bowen
Mrs. Potiphar…..Jerica Spillett
Apache Dancer…….Amy Moser
David “Bo” Bowen
Sam Van Orden
Olivia Van Orden
Setting December 1960s, a small town in Southern Ohio
The Herdman Kids
RALPH — The oldest and coolest. He’s the enforcer, 13.
IMOGENE — Leader of the Herdmans. She’s loud, bossy, and crafty, 12.
LEROY — Ralph’s backup. Very confident in the muscle department, 11.
CLAUDE — Scrappy and smart, 10.
OLLIE — A bit of a naïve urchin who follows the older boys’ leads, 9.
GLADYS — Little but fierce. Nothing scares Gladys, 8.
GRACE — Sweet, good-humored, slightly frazzled mom, 35–40ish.
BOB — Easygoing dad, wry sense of humor, 35–40ish.
CHARLIE — Typical kid brother, says what he thinks, 10.
BETH — Charlie’s older and wiser sister. She’s honest and kind, 11.
HELEN ARMSTRONG — Organized steamroller. She’s always in charge, 40–50ish.
REVEREND HOPKINS — Occasionally befuddled, always well-meaning, 40–50ish.
LUANNE — Sassy, tells it like it is, 35–40ish.
BETTY — Sweet southerner, calls everyone “honey,” 30–40ish.
CONNIE — Direct, no-nonsense type, 30–40ish.
ALICE WENDLEKEN — Know-it-all. She thinks she’s perfect, 11.
ELMER HOPKINS — Preacher’s kid, which means he needs to behave and be nice, 10.
TEDDY SHOEMAKER — Wimpy kid with glasses, asks too many questions, 9.
IVY REED — Beth’s earnest friend who is sometimes a goody-goody, 11.
***Various kids to play angels and shepherds in the pageant and possibly other kids in the lunchroom.
Character name, gender, and vocal range
Ugly — Male lead, tenor
Ida —Female Lead, soprano
The Cat — Either Gender Lead
Drake — Male Supporting, baritone
Maureen — Female Supporting, mezo-soprano
Greylag — Male Supporting, baritone
Dot — Female Supporting
Penny — Female Supporting
The Bullfrog — Either Gender Supporting
Father Swan — Male Featured
Swan Mother — Female Featured
Grace — Female Featured
The Turkey — Male Featured
Henrietta — Female Featured
Farmer Boy — Male Featured
Farmer Girl — Female Featured
Barnacles, Snowy, Pinkfoot — Either Gender Featured
Jay Bird/Maggie Pie — Either Gender Featured
The Ducklings — Male Ensemble
Animals, geese, children, froglets — Either Gender