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"Joseph" Regular vs Megamix

  • 1.  "Joseph" Regular vs Megamix

    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi all,

    I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these crazy times.

    I was wondering if any had more insight into the the two different versions of "Joseph" available for license. I have directed the Megamix version (with about 40 kids) before but am considering doing the Regular version with a much smaller cast (about 14 kids). I have two main questions...

    1. Is the 1982 Original Broadway Cast Recording identical to this version? I love the transition from the Prologue into Jacob and Sons (skipping over Any Dream Will Do), but am not sure if this is actually within the score.

    2. Are the orchestrations stripped down or just smaller versions of the Megamix? Again, relating back to the 1982 OBC Recording and whether this is an accurate representation.

    Hopefully some people can shed some light!

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    Michael Busani
    Boston MA
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  • 2.  RE: "Joseph" Regular vs Megamix

    Posted 6 days ago
    I've looked into producing "Joseph" in the past and was told that producing the smaller original piece was not an option.  I would recommend that you contact the author's agent, however, as it would be wonderful if the smaller version of the piece was available for production.  I was in the cast for said work at a regional theater at one point, and it was a wonderful experience.

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    Michael Johnson
    Trinity NC
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  • 3.  RE: "Joseph" Regular vs Megamix

    Posted 6 days ago
    Edited by Rosemary Bucher 6 days ago
    Hi friends,

    Happy share some insight! The standard version (no megamix) is 10 pieces, and the megamix version is 15 pieces. Both versions are currently available to use for your production, if you're approved for JOSEPH! Unfortunately, as with many shows, available cast albums don't specifically line up with the licensed versions.

    The two versions are a bit different, so we recommend reviewing the digital perusals available through our website if you'd like to compare. The standard version uses the 90 Minute New Stage Edition edited by Roy Moore, and the megamix uses the 1993 UK Tour version.

    I hope that helps!

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    Rosemary Bucher
    Educational Theatre Licensing Coordinator
    Concord Theatricals
    New York, NY
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  • 4.  RE: "Joseph" Regular vs Megamix

    Posted 5 days ago
    That's great news!

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    Michael Johnson
    Trinity NC
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