Lincoln Christian Church to produce 'Joseph and the Amazing
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[July 24, 2013]
Lincoln Christian Church, in
cooperation with Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals, plans to present
an amateur production this fall of "Joseph and the Amazing
Technicolor Dreamcoat," by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Members
of the community are invited to audition. All roles are singing
This is an open casting call for the multi-age cast of men, women
and children (second to fifth grade).
Auditions will take place Aug. 5 and 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Lincoln
Christian Church. People auditioning will need to attend only one
night. Accompaniment will be provided, and they should prepare to
sing a song from the show. There will also be a choreography portion
of the audition.
For more information or to sign up to audition, contact Laurin
Hill, worship minister at Lincoln Christian Church, at 217-732-7618
Rehearsals will begin Aug. 12.
Tim Searby, who previously directed "Joseph" twice in Lincoln
with Lincoln Christian University, is excited to bring the portrayal
of the life of Joseph to the stage once again. While Searby is
directing the production, Laurin Hill is teaming up to serve as
Almost a year ago, Ron Otto, senior minister at Lincoln Christian
Church, planned a message series on the life of Joseph for September
and October and suggested staging the musical to cap the series.
Here is the synopsis of the well-loved production:
"The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to
vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his
father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When
he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt,
Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and
humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar,
and thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When
news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly
and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to
becoming second in command.
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"Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly
find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed
but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph
reveals his identity, leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the
sons of Israel.
"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."
The performances of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
will be Oct. 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in
the Lincoln Christian Church Fellowship Center. Tickets will be
available in early September from the Lincoln Christian Church
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