joseph character breakdown

 

Roles -  Description and Vocal Range 

      

Narrator - Hip, Energetic Storyteller; on stage most of show; some movement required Soprano, Low B to High G    

  

 Joseph - The "favorite" son; 2nd youngest; handsome, kind and honest; blessed with the ability to interpret dreams; dancing ability a plus Tenor,         Low B to F         

  

Reuben - Oldest brother; 'Canaan Days' Solo (French accent); Must be able to move Baritone,     Low C to D       


Levi  - Brother; 'One More Angel in Heaven' Solo (Western) Must be able to move Baritone       


Judah -  Brother; 'Benjamin's Calypso' Solo; Must be able to move Tenor 


Benjamin - Youngest Brother; Innocent and Naïve; Strong dancing ability Open       


Brothers  - Simeon, Napthali, Isaachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad - All on stage most of show; must be able to move Open   Male dancers will be cast from these roles        


 Jacob - Father of Joseph and all his brothers; This role may be cast age appropriate Baritone,     Low B to B       


Pharaoh - King of Egypt, Elvis-style, This person may also be cast as a brother, Must be able to move Baritone       


Potiphar  - Rich Egyptian Captain, This person may also be cast as a brother Baritone,     Low D to B       


Potiphar's Wife  - Seductive wife, Strong dancing a must Alto,   Low B to A       


Baker  - Jailed Baker who has Joseph interpret his dreams, This person may also be cast as a brother Tenor,              F to High G 


Butler -  Jailed Butler who has Joseph interpret his dreams, This person may also be cast as a brother Tenor,              F to High G 


Featured Dancers - This will include Wives, Go Go Dancers, Egyptian women and various other featured roles           


Ensemble  - Guards, Ismaelites, Peasants and various roles.


Chorus -  to be featured various times throughout the show; must sing, discipline on stage is a must.