Join Sierra Repertory Theatre for ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,’ a joyful family musical filled with song, dance, humor and a warm message of faith and forgiveness.
Fun for all ages, Joseph plays at the Fallon House in Columbia from Friday, June 16 to Sunday, July 30.
The show puts a lively spin on a beloved Bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. It’s told in a fast-packed series of vignettes and a wild mix of musical styles that whip from country swing to rock ballad to Calypso and Parisian street song.
Serving as guest director and choreographer is Dann Dunn.
“I am thrilled to be working with Sierra Repertory Theatre on this production. I’ve heard such incredible things from friends and colleagues that have worked at this theatre, and they’ve all had the same wonderful things to say in regard to the passionate work environment, friendly staff, and supportive audiences and community,” said Dunn. “Though it may be my first time with Sierra Repertory Theatre, I am no stranger to the show, as this will be my fifteenth production of Joseph, whether as a director, choreographer or performer.”
Dunn has created and maintained professional award-winning works as Director/Choreographer, Associate Director and Dance Captain for productions around the world. He has worked on Broadway in New York City, on National and International tours and for regional theaters around the country; he has also worked in television.
An international sensation, ‘Joseph’ was the first musical collaboration of legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. They originally created it for a London boys’ choir, then adapted it as a full stage production that has been wowing audiences and critics for more than four decades.
To bring this legendary music to life, SRT welcomes back Sarah Wussow as Musical Director for Joseph. She grew up in a musical family in northeast Wisconsin and began piano lessons at age six. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a masters in choral music education from Bowling Green State University.
Joseph was a sell-out smash for Sierra Rep the two previous times it was produced, in 2000 and 2006 and the theater is pleased to bring it back with a fresh creative team. Appearing for the first time at SRT and starring in the title role is New York actor Schyler Conaway. As The Narrator, SRT favorite Elizabeth McMonagle will guide the audience through Joseph’s story – the favored son who gets sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, thrown into prison and then through his gift for interpreting dreams, rises to be a powerful advisor to the Egyptian king.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, rated G, opens June 16 and plays through July 30 at the Fallon House Theatre in Columbia State Historic Park. Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.; Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7 p.m.; Thursday performances begin at either 2 p.m. or 7 pm.
For reservations and information, call the SRT box office at 209-532-3120, e-mail: email@example.com or visit the SRT website at www.sierrarep.org.