Cast size: Large, 19P and ensemble
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by Tim Rice

Orchestral materials are available for 15 players or 10 players:

Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber | Book Musical | Large 19P and ensemble

  • About the Show

    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 where 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. 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 himself 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.

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    Casting information

    PRINCIPALS

    6 Men
    1 Narrator (May be Male or Female)

    FEATURED

    11 Men
    1 Woman

    ENSEMBLE

    Chorus of Men (doubled by Brothers) and Women
    Optional Children’s Chorus

    CHARACTERS
    Joseph
    Narrator
    Potiphar
    Asher
    Simeon
    Butler
    Pharaoh
    Benjamin
    Judah
    Reuben
    Issachar
    Mrs. Potiphar
    Levi
    Dan
    Naphtali
    Jacob
    Gad
    Baker
    Zebulon

    Rehearsal Set

    20 Vocal-Only Scores
    2 Piano-Vocal Scores

    Orchestration

    Orchestral materials are available for 15 players or 10 players:

    10 PIECE (60 minutes)

    Woodwind I (Flute, Piccolo)
    Woodwind II (Bb Clarinet, Soprano Sax)
    Trumpet
    Trombone (doubling Tuba)
    Percussion
    Keyboard I
    Keyboard II
    Guitar
    Bass Guitar
    Drums

    10 PIECE (90 minutes)

    Woodwind I (Flute, Piccolo, Bb Clarinet)
    Woodwind II (Bb Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Bass Clarinet)
    Horn
    Trumpet
    Percussion
    Keyboard I
    Keyboard II
    Guitar
    Bass Guitar
    Drums

    15 PIECE

    Woodwind I (Flute, Bb Clarinet, Alto Sax)
    Woodwind II (Oboe, Cor Anglais)
    Horn
    Guitar I (Electric, Acoustic)
    Guitar II (Electric, 12 String)
    Bass Guitar
    Drums
    Percussion
    Keyboard I
    Keyboard II
    Keyboard III
    Violin I
    Violin II
    Viola
    Cello

    Resources

    Logo Disc

    Pre-Recorded Accompaniment

    Education Pack

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