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SHOWS:
September 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30pm
September 9 and 16 at 2pm

TICKETS:
$12 Advance
$15 at the Door

Come out and enjoy this family-friendly story with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Tim Rice, and by arrangement with The Musical Company.  

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, one of the most enduring shows of all time, kicks off the 2018-19 performance season at  the Chocolate Church Arts Center.  This musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator (portrayed by Hope Horton of Brunswick), the musical follows preferred son Joseph (portrayed by Max Middleton of Bath).

After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar (portrayed by Andy Sarapas of Brunswick), but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife (portray by Shirley Bernier of Lisbon Falls). While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh (portrayed by Theodore Merrill of Richmond). Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

This magical musical, directed by Thom Watson of Brunswick with Theresa Henderson of Gardiner as the music director, is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads such as Those Canaan Days sung by Brother Reuben (portrayed by Naples resident Patrick Scully), to country-western parody of “One More Angel in Heaven” sung by Brother Levi (portrayed by Andy Barber of Woolwich) and foot-tapping calypso song “Benjamin Calypso” performed by soloist Chase Tomberline of West Gardiner who portrays Brother Judah. Other unforgettable classics include “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” 

Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat commemorates 50 years since the show was first performed in London. The vivid costumes can be considered as a supporting character in the storytelling. Director Thom Watson called Marie Waltrip, who was the seamstress in the last production twelve years ago at the Chocolate Church. Even though Marie moved from Maine to Lexington Park, Maryland, she did not hesitate to offer to pack up her fabric and borrow costumes from Three Notch Theater and New Town Players and head north to costume this show. (Photos courtesy of David Mention Photography.)


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AUDITION DATES:
• Sunday September 30th | 1pm–3pm
• Monday October 1st | 6pm–8pm

WHERE:
CCAC Main Stage
804 Washington Street in Bath

SHOW DATES:
December 13–16, 2018

 

REQUEST FOR ACTORS

Upcoming Auditions


Written by Laura Ambler and Mala Burt, and directed by Matthew Ambrosino, The Santa Diaries celebrates unique small town culture while exploring universal themes. It is a holiday musical comedy for the entire family. 

When a successful and self-absorbed Hollywood actor is forced to return to his small hometown and direct the community holiday play, he rediscovers the joy of Christmas, a lost love, and learns to embrace his inner Santa.

  • Actors of various ages and experience levels are encouraged to audition.
  • Casting roles for a large number of children with little experience needed, but a lot of enthusiasm is required!
  • For speaking roles, please come prepared with a 90 second contemporary monologue and be prepared to read from the script.
  • There is no troupe fee to participate.

For more information call 207-442-8455 or email info@chocolatechurch.com.    


Cast of All Characters (ages are guidelines/not required)

SANDY HAWES (age 65)
Will’s father
The local Santa Claus

ALICE HAWES’ GHOST (age 50)
Will’s deceased mother

WILL HAWES (age 28)
Son of Sandy and Alice
Hollywood Star, handsome, good singer, dancer

MARTHA (age 60)
Sandy’s girl friend

JESSICA DARLING (age 26)
Timmy’s mother, Will’s high school sweetheart
 Talented singer

TIMMY DARLING (age 6-8)
Small stature, Jessica’s son

BRANDEE (age 25)
Hollywood starlet, Will’s fiancée

JOSH SHANKMAN (age 30)
Will’s business manager and friend

GLORY BEA,  WOMAN #1  (age 60’s)
Sandy’s neighbor, a “casserole lady”

EDNA, WOMAN #2  (age 50’s)
Sandy’s neighbor, a “casserole lady”

DOT, WOMAN #3 (age 60’s)
Sandy’s neighbor, a “casserole lady”

ACTOR DOG MARLEY
Teen male or female or adult in a full dog costum

CHILDREN | 16 roles (ages 5 – 10)
Children can play more than one role

AUDITION ENSEMBLE | 4 Roles (ages 10 to adult)
Some supporting roles require singing and dancing

TEEN GIRLS ENSEMBLE | 4–7 roles (teen)

BELLE (teen)
One of the teen girl’s ensemble

YOUNG EBENEEZER  (young teen boy)

BUD, GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST, MAN #1 (age late 20’s)
Volunteer fireman, Community Theater volunteer

WOODY, GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT, MAN #2  (age 30’s)
Volunteer fireman, Community Theater volunteer

FRISBEE, GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE, MAN #3 (age 40’s)
Volunteer fireman, Community Theater volunteer

GUS (older man)
Bartender at neighborhood bar

BARFLIES | 3 Roles (ages 25- 35)
Women


 

Want to get involved in theatre?

Learn about HOW TO AUDITION or CONTACT US for other ways to participate.

 

 

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