The excitement is beginning to build.  Who will be cast as Joseph next week at The Carnegie Players auditions for JOSEPH and THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT?  Or, who will be the Narrator, Jacob and his other eleven sons?  Who will be Jacob’s wives?  Will your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter be in the Children’s Chorus?

The  Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors will come to life on stage this summer in Rensselaer by The Carnegie Players.  JOSEPH and THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT will be produced on July 28, August 3, 4 and 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm each night in the RCHS Auditorium.

The production is based on the biblical story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis, and because this show is sung through with little dialogue, strong singers are preferred.  Cast requirements are: Narrator, Joseph, Jacob, Eleven Brothers, Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar, The Baker, The Butler, Pharaoh, Wives, 2 Ishmaelite’s, Male Ensemble, Female Ensemble and a large children’s chorus.  All ages over 5 are invited to audition for JOSEPH.

Auditions will be held on Monday, May and Tuesday, May 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in the RCHS Auditorium.  Callbacks if necessary, will be held on Thursday, May 4 if needed.  Please enter RCHS via the north entrance door #8.  Come prepared to sing a song that showcases your vocal range.  Piano accompaniment will be available.  There will not be a traditional reading from the script as part of the audition process for JOSEPH.  You may download in advance three forms at:   or Facebook at: The Carnegie Players of Rensselaer.  The Audition Form, Media Release Form and Code of Conduct should all be filled out and turned in at auditions. These forms will also be available each night at auditions.

Returning Director Jon Clevenger and Music Director Bernard Sell are joined this year by Choreographer Sara Solis from De Motte.  The talents of these individuals promise to take you on a lively, colorful and inspirational journey through ancient Egypt.

Rehearsals for adults will begin June 5 and will run Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights until the opening night of the production, with minor adjustments July 1 to 15.  A detailed schedule will be forthcoming.

Children ages 5 and up may audition.  Children will rehearse at 6:30 pm on Mondays June 5, 12, 19 and 26 and commencing July 10, will be required to be at rehearsals Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights. 

Any teenage youth involved in Teen Mission, please note that we will work with an adjusted rehearsal schedule July 24 – 28, 6:00 pm – 7:45 p.m. for any youth involved in Teen Mission.

Off-site auditions will be available this year for the first time for college youth.  Please turn to our website or Facebook page listed above, for further details.

If you are interested in helping behind the scenes with sound and lighting, set construction, costumes, make-up, hair, advertising and promotion or any other aspect of the show, please come to auditions and leave us your contact information, or send an email to

If you have any questions, please call Ron Jordan at 866-3212 or email at

Mark your calendar now to experience one of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice most well-known and popular show!

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