Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
Directed by Ellen Boyer
Musical Direction by Connie Pawling-Young & Marina Gresh
THREE Performances Only!
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:30pm
Saturday, July 20, 2013, 7:30pm
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 2:30pm
Shikellamy High School, 600 Walnut St, Sunbury
The Smash Hit Musical! The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. When Joseph, a boy blessed with the ability to interpret dreams, is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, he endures a series of adventures in Egypt that challenge his faith in humanity. Filled with recognizable tunes in a wide range of musical styles from country-western to rock ‘n’ roll (“Any Dream Will Do,” “One More Angel in Heaven”, “Go Go Go Joseph”), this Biblical tale has delighted audiences worldwide since its London premiere in 1973.
This production of Joseph features a large cast of 45 singers ranging in age from 8 to 58 from all across the Susquehanna Valley who have appeared in productions with RiverStage, Valley Players, Calvary Theatre Group, Community Theatre League, Susquehanna University, Kutztown University, Shippensburg Univerisity, and high schools including Lewisburg, Shikellamy, Milton, Mount Carmel and Danville. Director Ellen Boyer is director of theatre arts and forensics at Shikellamy High School and recent recipient of the Sunbury Rotary Club’s 2013 Citizen of the Year award for her many contributions to the arts and education. The show’s musical directors are Connie Pawling-Young and Marina Gresh, and the cast is led by Shikellamy High School alumnus Victor Gowl in the role of Joseph with Daniel Brehm of Northumberland as Jacob and a trio of narrators played by Shelby Snyder of Sunbury, Jennifer Wakeman of Lewisburg and Marina Gresh of Danville.