Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Sarah Elaine Bailey
Assistant Director and Choreographer — Marissa Leenaarts
Musical Direction by Sharon Dobbins Alberson
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable!
Joseph, 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 — but then he finds that thwarting romantic advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail! When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as a rock star!), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command.
SPONSORSHIP SUPPORT PROVIDED BY
THIS YEAR'S YOUTH CHORUSES SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 27 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3:30 p.m.
ST. FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL
Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3:30 p.m.
MILLER SOUTH /
MRS. HEFFERNAN’S CLASS
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11 at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 3:30 p.m.
MILLER SOUTH / MRS. GALAMBOS'S
AND MS. VISCO'S CLASSES
Thursday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 17 at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2:30 p.m.
Eventually his brothers, 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 an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
Back by popular demand on the Weathervane Playhouse stage, it is no exaggeration to say that Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become an Akron holiday-season tradition!
As in previous years’ productions of the musical, the 2016 production will also employ the use of a youth chorus. Students from local schools will perform in rotation with the young actors in Weathervane’s production. This year’s participating schools are Ritzman Community Learning Center, Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts, and St. Francis de Sales School. (Please see this year's schedule of youth choruses on the right side of this page.)
• Cool facts about this show: Since 1972, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has had four major productions in London’s West End theater district and two on Broadway in New York City – in addition to numerous national touring productions in the United Kingdom, the United States and in international locales. The show’s licensing agent, the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, estimates that more than 20,000 productions have been staged over the years by schools and amateur-theater groups.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is presented through special arrangement with Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company (formerly The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by R&H. The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.
Pharaoh / Potiphar / Reuben
The Baker / Asher's Wife
MARY GRACE CORRIGAN
The Butler / Mrs. Potiphar / Reuben's Wife
Naphtali's Wife / Dance Captain
THE CREATIVE TEAM
SARAH ELAINE BAILEY
Director and Choreographer
SHARON DOBBINS ALBERSON
Assistant Director and Choreographer
Assistant Stage Manager
JASEN J. SMITH
Assistant Technical Director