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'Joseph' heads to the Egyptian

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

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DeKALB – Stage Coach Players will present a production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," opening March 13 at the Egyptian Theater, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb.

"Joseph" is a musical rendition of the Biblical story of a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, his jealous brothers, Egypt’s pharaoh, famine, forgiveness and reconciliation. It is directed by Jan Kuntz with musical direction by Judy O’Connor.

The story, told through narrators Barb McCaskey and Gavin Wilson, is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis and is brought to vibrant life with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

His father’s favorite son, Joseph is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. But Joseph is a dreamer. Even when things are going badly he never gives up hope. His dreams help him to survive.

When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the pharaoh (humorously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers unknowingly find themselves at the mercy of the brother they no longer recognize. Set to an engaging mix of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this enduringly popular musical has charmed audiences around the world.

The cast includes Jason Williams as Joseph, Jacob Austin as Pharaoh, Don Austin as Jacob, Lawrence Nepodahl as Potiphar, Paula Tsigalis as Mrs. Potiphar, Todd Toles as Baker, Greg Anderson as Butler, Frank Judd as Reuben, Rudy Espiritu as Simeon, Mike Scorzo as Levi, Ryan Morton as Napthali and featured dancers Ellen Collison and Allison Hunter-Rosene. The Children’s Choir is comprised of members of Huntley Middle School and Clinton Rosette Middle School choirs under the direction of Kim Moorman and Lisa Maxfield.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. March 13-15 and 2 p.m. March 15 and 16. Tickets are $16.50 for adults, $13.50 for children and $25 for premium seating, and are available online at www.stagecoachers.com. For more information, call 815-758-1940.

Cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Jan Kuntz – Director

Judy O’Connor – Music Director

Producers – Gloria Dennison and Jeanna Hunter

Stage Managers – Kathy Cain and Scott Montavon

Narrators – Barb McCaskey and Gavin Wilson

Joseph – Jason Williams

Pharaoh – Jacob Austin

Jacob – Don Austin

Potiphar – Lawrence Nepodahl

Mrs. Potiphar – Paula Tsiagalis

Baker – Todd Toles

Butler – Greg Anderson

Featured Dancers – Ellen Collison and Allison Hunter-Rosene

Brothers

Reuben - Frank Judd

Simeon - Rudy Espiritu

Levi – Mike Scorzo

Napthali – Ryan Morton

Isaachar – Taylor Roose

Asher – Jeff Hall

Dan – Dominic Johnson

Zebulun – Ethan Rutten

Gad - Tom McManamon

Benjamin – Matthew Johnson

Judah – Cameron Harms

Wives

Sarah Bliss

Jodeen Coulter

Daerielle Culver

Alex Franks

Kathy Hewitt

Sue Price Johnson

Michele McClane

Amanda Smothers

Janice Sodoma

Christy Torian

Wendy Tritt

Michele Wade

Chris Welch

Julia Woodward

Pharaoh Fans/Minions/Potiphar People/Canaanites/Corn Dancers

Corrine Becker

Stephanie Gonzalez

Jeff Hall

Cameron Harms

Paula Howlett

Alison Hunter-Rosene

Olivia Holloway-Racine

Dominic Johnson

Matthew Johnson

Megan Johnson

Kristin Madden

Jaycee Mattis

Amelia McClane

John McCue

Tom McManamon

Sarah Rolf

Taylor Roose

Bailey Russell 

Aaron Schryver 

Daisy Torian

Liv Torian

Roxanne Torian

Zaven Torian

Sean Weisser

KJ Judd – goat

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