'Joseph' coming to Volm stage, show offers modern take on Biblical tale|
|“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s modern, upbeat take on the Biblical tale, will transform the stage of the Volm Theater beginning March 14.|
The spring musical production, which is completely sung-through, with little spoken dialogue, features a family-friendly storyline, universal themes and a mix of catchy, familiar music.
“We invite everyone to come along for an hour and a half of color, costumes, and choreography,” Director Mike Blood said. “We believe you’ll leave having enjoyed the adventure.”
The musical tells the story of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, and his coat of many colors.
Joseph’s jealous brothers sell him into slavery, where, after many adventures, he comes to the attention of the Pharaoh and, through his ability to interpret dreams, becomes the most powerful man in Egypt.
Joseph and his family eventually reunite, illustrating the power of forgiveness, and he once again is able to don his many-colored coat.
Daniel Bradley leads the cast as Joseph with Sam Matucheski as his father, Jacob and Toni Krebs, Emma Hale and Bethany Peloquin as narrators.
The cast also includes Collin Thiex, Rueben; Gerald Sakamaki as Simeon, Randy Palmer as Levi, Isaac Cuellar as Naphtali, Doug Benishek, Issachar, Dylan Packard, Asher; Padraic Kelly, Dan; Brennon Brown, Zebulon; Riley Kautza, Gad; Brandon Lowrie, Benjamin; Mikey Purdun, Judah; Isaac Cuellar as Potiphar; and Emily Bula as Mrs. Potiphar.
Doug Benishek is the Butler, Randy Palmer, the Baker, Billy Schmidt, Pharaoh, and Tommy Blink, Slave Trader. Pharaoh’s guards include Cole Johnson, Triston Lafherty and Joey Spenser.
The wives and Egyptian women are Sadie Fleischman, Ashley Brown, Allivia Zoern, Samantha Schuessler, Mara Wurtinger, Alyssa Lucas, Emily Bula, Jamie Spychalla, Abby Luerssen, Alyssa Peloquin, Gabby Dodd and Michelle Umland.
Tickets go on sale March 4 in the high school commons, and will be sold daily after that from 5:30 to 7:30 Monday through Friday, through the start of the play when the ticket sales go to one hour before curtain.
Performances are scheduled for March 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 p.m. and March 16 at 2 p.m.
AHS drama students get direction as they prepare “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” for March performances.