Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Opens Friday at The Dixie
HUNTINGDON — Take a rollicking ride through the Old Testament when the Dixie Players present their amateur production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Dixie Carter Performing Arts & Academic Enrichment Center for four shows beginning this weekend.
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. The biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers, and his coat of many colors is infused with unforgettable music that covers country, calypso, bubble gum pop, and rock ‘n’ roll. Songs include “Go Go Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do.”
The large cast features adults and students in lead roles plus an adult chorus, youth chorus, and children’s chorus.
David French dons the technicolor dreamcoat as Joseph. Other leads are Melissa Herris, Narrator; Ed Long, Jacob; Thomas Grisham, Potiphar; Bethany Horne, Potiphar’s wife; Wayne Bannisher, Pharaoh; Gracie Long, the Butler; and Campbell Cary, the Baker. Playing Joseph’s scheming brothers are Ryan McCrory as Reuben, Morgan Foster as Simeon, Thomas Grisham as Levi, Christian Cook as Naphthali, A.J. Cochran as Judah, Zach Taylor as Isaachar, Spencer Higdon as Asher, Daniel Willis as Dan, Jeremy Carey as Gad, Mahki Watkins as Benjamin, and Caroline Hayes as Zebulun.
Jocelyn Romines, Juliet Romines, Grace Cottrill, Kay Klonowski, Noelle Herris, Molly Hicks, and Nicholas Gerstenberger are student leads.
Dancers are Madison Graves, Kahli O’Connor, Stephanie Pennington, and Anna Cary. The adult chorus features Emily Knight, Andrea McFarland, Kaylea Goodman, Aubrey Parker, Bethany Horne, Amy Martin, Lisa Higdon, Courtney Reeves, Roy H. Wilhite Jr., Wayne Bannister, and Ed Long. The youth chorus features children ages 8-13 and includes Easton Butler, Zanda Tipton, Emma Jo Johnson, Gracie Long, Aubrey Abbott, Hannah Miller, Sophie Pate, Kevin Knight, Serenity Crosser, Makayla S. Douglas, and Campbell Cary. The children’s chorus features kids ages 5-7 and includes Marian Knight, Celia DeVille, Matthias Pierce, and Nevaeh Herris.
Show dates are Friday, Feb. 17 and 24 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person and are available at The Dixie box office in downtown Huntingdon, by calling 731-986-2100, or online at dixiepac.net.