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Rise Up Performing Arts
June 15-18
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph reimagines the biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joseph features iconic pop and musical theatre classics known around the world.

  • Thu-Fri, June 15-16 at 7pm
  • Sat, June 17 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, June 18 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoSeeking strong singer and actors ages 7 – 18 year old.

Please prepare a 1 minute musical theatre style song.  Please use an accompaniment track, without vocals. There will be a speaker connection for phones and mp3 players. Please have music cued up to where your singing will begin.

Auditions: March 10th from 6-9pm & March 11th from 11am-3pm

Callbacks: March 13th 6:00-9:00 (specific times will be given for different roles)

Click here to reserve an audition slot.

For: Ages 7-18

Rehearsals Begin: April 10th

Rehearsals: Monday & Thursdays 6-9 Sundays 3-6

Show Dates: June 15th -18th

Show Location: The Sorg Opera House

Directed by: Rodney Neal

Narrators – Characters not of the time or place of the action. The Narrators tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers, usually gives meaning to the story with their words.

Joseph – Eleventh son of Jacob. Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble with his brothers when he predicts his future will include ruling over the other eleven. However it saves his life when in Egypt he correctly interprets Pharaoh’s dreams. In the end he has risen to a great position of power, but he still forgives his brothers and brings his family to Egypt to partake of the bounty he has accumulated there.

Jacob – The father of twelve sons, his favorite being Joseph.

Joseph’s Brothers – Each have their own different personalities, talents, and flaws. As a group they sell Joseph into slavery, but as individuals they deal with the following years and how they can make amends.

– Reuben – Eldest son of Jacob. Takes the lead on “One More Angel in Heaven.”

– Simeon – Second son of Jacob. Takes the lead on “Those Canaan Days.”

– Levi – Third son of Jacob.

– Judah – Fourth son of Jacob. Takes the lead on “Benjamin Calypso.”

– Dan – Fifth son of Jacob.

– Naphtali – Sixth son of Jacob.

– Gad – Seventh son of Jacob.

– Asher – Eighth son of Jacob.

– Issachar – Ninth son of Jacob.

– Zebulon – Tenth son of Jacob.

– Benjamin – Youngest son of Jacob. Joseph accuses him of stealing the golden cup.

Potiphar – A powerful and rich Egyptian, Potiphar purchases Joseph and puts him to work in his household.

Mrs. Potiphar – Beautiful but evil, Mrs. Potiphar tries to seduce Joseph but is unsuccessful.

Baker – One of Pharaoh’s servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death.

Butler – Another of Pharaoh’s servants, the Butler is also in prison with Joseph who also correctly interprets his dreams, this time that he will be released and taken back into Pharaoh’s household. It is the Butler who tells Pharaoh about Joseph and his uncanny ability with dreams.

Pharaoh – The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh, an Elvis Presley-style figure, is considered a god on earth. When Joseph interprets his dreams, he promotes him to one of the highest positions in his government.

The 11 wives of Joseph’s 11 brothers. Skilled dancers and singers.


Children’s Choir
Rise Up Performing Arts
228 Court St
Hamilton, OH 45011

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WILLY WONKA JR Runs March 30-April 1

Rise Up Performing Arts
March 30-April 1
Fairfield Freshman Building Theatre

Directed by Sarah Grace McCollough

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight.

  • Fri, March 30 at 7pm
  • Sat, March 31 at 6pm & 8pm
  • Sun, April 1 at 1pm, 6pm & 7pm

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Irving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN Runs Dec. 8-11

RISEUP_Holiday InnIrving Berlin’s HOLIDAY INN
Rise Up Performing Arts
Dec. 8-11
Sorg Opera House [Middletown]

In this musical, based on the beloved Bing Crosby/Fred Astaire film, Jim Hardy leaves behind the hustle and bustle of showbiz for a quiet life on a Connecticut farm. Jim’s agrarian efforts are a flop, but things start looking up when he falls for a talented schoolteacher, and together they infuse their sleepy rural setting with some Broadway razzle-dazzle. This heartwarming, toe-tapping production features more than 20 classic songs from the Berlin catalog, including “Easter Parade,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Steppin’ Out with My Baby,” and “White Christmas.”

  • Thu-Fri, Dec. 8-9 at 7pm
  • Sat, Dec. 10 at 2pm & 7pm
  • Sun, Dec. 11 at 2pm

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Auditions Announced for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Rise Up Performing Arts

RUPA_logoRise Up Performing Arts
Younger kids 7-10 will be placed in the show and a pre-show prologue.

Please bring a completed audition form.  We will also have these forms available at auditions. Headshots are no longer required.

AUDITION Forms (riseupperformingarts.com)

Please prepare a 1 minute musical theatre style song.  Please use an accompaniment track, without vocals. There will be a bluethooth speaker connection for phones and mp3 players. Please have music cued up to where your singing will begin. There will also be a dance audition.

Auditions are by appointment. Walk-ins will be seen as time allows.
Reserve an audition slot at www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054faca828a64-catch

Auditions: Monday, December 12, 6:00-9:00 & Tuesday, December 13th, 6:00-9:00

Video auditions will be accepted and must be recieved by end of day Monday, December 12th.
Callbacks: Wednesday, December 14th, 6:00-9:00
(If called back, you will be given a more specific time).

Rehearsals: Mondays & Thursdays 6:00-9:00  Sundays 4:00-7:00

Audition & Rehearsal Location: Rise Up Performing Arts, 228 Court St, Hamilton, OH 45011

Production dates: March 2-5

Performance Venue: Sorg Opera House, 63 S Main St, Middletown, OH 45044


  • Frank Abagnale, Sr.
    Frank Jr.’s father. He is an inspiration when it comes to swindling. Upbeat and fast-talking, he undergoes a series of progressive failures that leaves him a miserable drunk.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 45 to 65
    Vocal range top: G#4 Vocal range bottom: F2
  • Paula Abagnale
    Frank Jr.’s gorgeous mother. She met Frank Sr. in France, during the war, but has fallen out of love. Caring and loving, with an underlying resentment toward her husband and son.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 45 to 60
    Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: A3
  • Brenda Strong
    A young nurse and Frank Jr.’s eventual love interest. Hard-working and initially insecure, she meets Frank Jr. after running away from a wedding. Comes to trust him but his true identity clouds her feelings.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 20 to 30
    Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: G3
  • Carol Strong
    Brenda’s traditional mother. She is talkative and boisterous.
    Gender: Female
    Age: 45 to 60
    Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3
  • Roger Strong
    Brenda’s conservative father. He is stern and interrogatory, but reveals himself to be deeply romantic.
    Gender: Male
    Age: 50 to 60
    Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: A2

Featured Roles

  • Agent Cod
    Gender: Male
  • Agent Dollar
    Gender: Male
  • Agent Branton
    Gender: Male
  • Cheryl Ann
    Gender: Female

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