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Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival sets auditions for summer production

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By Maria Dripps-Paulson

The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival is excited to announce auditions for our Summer 2013 production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Iconic Musical Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

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All Auditions will be at Kaneland High School, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park, IL 60151.

Adult Auditions (Both men and women are needed, age 18 and older):

Friday, May 17th from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Sunday, May 19th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Besides the traditional roles in Joseph, some iconic adult roles will need to be filled, specifically Michael Jackson, Donald Trump, and Donald Trump's wives.

Callback Auditions (ADULTS By Invitation Only):

Monday, May 20th beginning at 6:30 PM

Children's Chorus Auditions:

Sunday, May 19th from 12:00 to 3:00 PM

A Children's Chorus will also be utilized. Children in the Children's Chorus should be between 9 years old and still enrolled in middle school/junior high school in the fall of 2013.

Time Commitment:

Performance dates are July 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st at the Kaneland Auditorium, 47W326 Keslinger Road, Maple Park, IL 60151. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:00 PM; Sunday shows are at 2:00 PM. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin the week of May 20th and go through July 11th and will be held in the evening.

A minimal tuition is required of those in the cast to cover production costs.

Material To Prepare:

-A current Headshot/Picture

-FOR ADULTS: Music from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat or from any Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that shows off your range. No dance will be done at preliminary auditions.

-FOR CHILDREN'S CHORUS: Be prepared to sing parts of "Any Dream Will Do," and "Go, Go, Go, Joseph!"

-To be considered, ALL ADULTS must be available for both of the Callback Days in case you are invited back. Dancing will be required at callbacks.

Non Acting Parts:

-Persons who are interested in working on the musical in the following non-acting parts should contact Maria Dripps-Paulson @ 1-630-365-5100, ext. 180 or maria.drippspaulson@kaneland.org:

+Props Manager

+Costume help

+Set construction

+Scene painting

+Backstage crew

+Pit orchestra

Contact Info:

Reply to email: diane.mcfarlin@kaneland.org

Phone: 1.630.365.5100, ext. 208

Website: www.kanelandartsfestival.org

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