Mill Race group sets auditions for ‘Joseph’

Mill Race Theatre Company will conduct auditions for its summer musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” Wednesday and Thursday at Columbus North High School auditorium, 1400 25th St. in Columbus.

Mill Race veteran actor and director John Johnson will direct. The local theater group last presented the story of the Biblical Joseph sold into slavery in 1998, under the direction of Julie Hult.

The Broadway musical is full of well-known songs, including “Those Canaan Days,” “Any Dream Will Do,” and “Close Every Door.” This was the first collaboration of Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats”) and Tim Rice (“Jesus Christ Superstar,” “The Lion King”) to musicalize the Biblical story of a young man whose brothers are jealous of their father’s favoritism toward him and the beautiful coat he receives as a gift.

The show blends pop, country and rock into a family musical for all ages.

Children ages 7 to 12 should arrive at 4 p.m. either day.

Adults should arrive at 7 p.m. on either day and be prepared to sing 16 to 32 measures of a song of their choice. Adults will need to bring sheet music for the accompanist. Adults will also participate in a group dance audition.

Enter through the lobby door facing Home Avenue.

Show performances will be July 7 to 9 the auditorium.

Information: millracetheatre.org or the Facebook page for Mill Race Theatre Company.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at bblair@therepublic.com or 812-379-5672.