Drama to present ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Elise Wilke-Grimm
Contributing Writer

Drama department will put on the musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”  on Oct 25, 26, and 27 from 7-9:30 p.m.

The musical was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1967. It tells the story of the Biblical Joseph and his interactions of dealing with the his brothers’ jealousy and captivity in Egypt.

Sarah Romanowski, director, said, “I was listening to the radio, to the Broadway station, and they announced a contest of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ for its 50th birthday, so they were handing out grants to several high schools to do a show for free. I came and brought it to Sam Toskin (student director), and he said that he wanted to write the letter. He wrote the letter and they chose us, we were one of four high schools chosen for the grant.”

Sophomore Annalise McCann plays the role of one of the narrators in “Joseph” and said she loves working with the cast and crew, and she has fun at every rehearsal even when she gets exhausted.

Owen Mitchell, sophomore, plays the role of Joseph’s brother, Zebulan.

“I’ve always loved the songs ‘Jacob and Sons’/‘Joseph’s Coat.’ I like this scene because the music is so fun and catchy, and almost everyone is on stage and it’s so much fun to listen to and perform,” Mitchell said.

Though the cast and crew have rehearsed since the second week of school from 3-5 p.m. (with breaks) every Monday through Thursday, the hard work pays off, and it’s good practice for students wanting to go into a career in the arts, McCann said.

“I am 100 percent interested in going into a career in the arts. I think that the school musical does help because it’s another opportunity to perform, learn, and study a show and a specific part,” McCann said.

“I really enjoy musicals, especially ‘Joseph.’ It’s definitely one of my favorites,” Mitchell said.

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