Monday, November 19th, 2018

Joseph and that Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Posted: Friday, November 9, 2018

Huntington University’s Theatre Company is proud to present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show will run one weekend only from November 14 to 17, so book your tickets now at www.huntington.edu/BoxOffice.

Joseph is a musical depicting the “coat of many colors” story from Genesis and it is, as professor and director Jay Duffer so aptly points out, “energetic and contagious. The music is timeless and very recognizable.” This family-friendly musical features music by Tim Rice and lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

“This is the 50th anniversary of the show,” said Duffer. “It is a very popular musical. Many of our students have either never performed in it or even were familiar with it, so it just seemed to be a great choice. It provides our students with fun characters and challenging large production numbers and, we hope, it will delight and entertain our audiences.”

Joseph has been nominated for numerous Tony, Drama Desk, and Laurence Oliver Awards in its 50 year history, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, and Best Choreography. It received a Laurence Oliver Award for Best Set Designer (Mark Thompson) in 1992. Not surprisingly, that puts a unique bit of pressure on Senior Tech and Design Major Sarah Moloney as she is using this show as her senior project.

With a cast of over 30 students plus a faculty member and a recent graduate sprinkled in for good measure, this show is sure to delight audiences as much now as it did 50 years ago. Cast members include junior theatre performance major Andrew Bower playing the lead and senior stand-outs like Jordan Hersey, communication studies, Elizabeth Olson, animation, Emma Fried, film production, Taylor Lahr, music-choral education, Elizabeth Olson, animation and Emma Slavin-Hall, animation.

“Joseph takes great liberty with the comedy of the story, but it does get across the main point of the story in the Bible,” said Duffer. “Joseph was truly a notable biblical character who possessed a remarkable amount of humility, an enormous capacity for forgiveness and a deep love for God.”

Tickets are $13 for general admission, $11 for students and seniors, $6 for children 13 and younger, $5 for HU students and $10 for HU faculty/staff. For tickets, call the Merillat Centre for the Arts Box Office at (260) 359-4261 from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Patrons may also go online to purchase tickets at www.huntington.edu/BoxOffice. Tickets also will be sold at the door before each performance.