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Auditions look for actors for 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

BY MATT THOMPSON
BLADE STAFF WRITER
Musical director Michael Kadin Craig, left, director Clark Ausloos, and company manager Betsy Hermann listen to one of the performers. The Perrysburg Musical Theatre held call backs for the narrator and other adult roles during the weekend. The play will be performed June 20-23 at the Perrysburg High School auditorium. Musical director Michael Kadin Craig, left, director Clark Ausloos, and company manager Betsy Hermann listen to one of the performers. The Perrysburg Musical Theatre held call backs for the narrator and other adult roles during the weekend. The play will be performed June 20-23 at the Perrysburg High School auditorium.
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Clark Ausloos is excited to direct a play that he performed in when he was in third grade and was the first play he was featured in professionally.

The Perrysburg Musical Theatre is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat this summer. Auditions took place this weekend at Next Stage Studios. 

PHOTO GALLERY: Perrysburg Musical Theatre auditions

"It is challenging," Mr. Ausloos said of auditions. "You have a short time, a minute and a half, to analyze and see potential, or lack of potential in people."

There will be 20 cast members, but also a children's ensemble of 40 to 50  and an adult ensemble of about 30. There will be three 7 p.m. performances June 20-22 and a performance June 23 at 2 p.m., all at Perrysburg High School.

The story is the biblical tale of Joseph, who is his father's favorite. His jealous brothers sell him as a slave and sends him to Egypt. 

"It is a biblical story, but it is very universal," Mr. Ausloos said. "The music is wonderful."

While he said he is always a bit nervous for auditions, he thinks he will find good actors.

"I'm pretty confident in this area, specifically Perrysburg," Mr. Ausloos said. "Arts and music are thriving here."

Contact Matt Thompson at: mthompson@theblade.com or 419-356-8786 or on Twitter at @mthompson25.



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