Joseph (and Dreamcoat)
on Camden stage two days
CAMDEN — Camden High School presents ‘Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat’ Friday, at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens/students and children 3 and under are admitted free. Tickets can be reserved by calling 761-3420 or via email Kdean@camdencsd.org.
The show, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this musical parable.
The story is told by four narrators played by Katerina Cipriano, Brandi Robinson, Megan Davis and Meghan Marin.
Joseph, played by Ashton Snyder, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams.
When he is 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.
He is purchased by Potiphar, played by Johnny Bajnoczy, where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife, played by Kim LaGatta, lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh, played by Damian Crawford, (depicted as Elvis). Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command.
Eventually his brothers, played by Dakota Ryerson, Collin O’Rourke, Joe McCarthy, Isaac Burmingham, Zaben Moore, Brooke Hughes, Hayley Clark, Jacob Clark, Bailey Dixon, Savannah Kessler and Noah Dixon, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel.
Set to a cornucopia of musical styles, from country western and calypso to bubble gum pop rock and roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless, play officials said.
The show is being produced by Mrs. Kimberly Bird with Mrs. Amanda Hughes as musical director. Ms. Dee Dee Knapp Brody has lended choreography expertise. Matthew Donaleski will be directing the pit and the costumes are being made by Mrs. Sue Teelin and Ms. Diane Lundrigan. Steve Keller is working on the set.
Information can also be found on the Camden schools website, http://www.camdenschools.org/webpages/hmusicals/