Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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 where thwarting 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 Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. 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.

Cast/Characters

Narrator – Diane Sciarra

Joseph – Ryan Madala Klug

Jacob – Duane R. Steen

Reuben – Ryan Eckels

Simeon – Bruce Fraser

Levi – Neil Beaton

Napthali – Steve Flook

Isaacher – Brian Leffin

Asher – Steve Toepel

Dan – Clark Kirst

Zebulon – Douglas Kleinhans

Gad – Donald Held

Benjamin – Joe Feustel

Judah – Mike Roehl

Potiphar – William R. Lund

Potiphar’s Wife – Kathleen Beuttenmueller

Pharoah – Michael McGovern

Chorus – Micheal Bennett, Jackie Blindauer, Linda a. Brauer, Laurie Dummer, Janet Leigh Fonder, Sarah Jarr, Kim Kuchler, Kevin Lampe, Cathlyn Melvin, Kat Moungey, Tonya Nohl, Sarah Pittner, Tamara Richelle Pool, Char Quigley, Emily Rauwerdink, Donna L. Riemersma, Patricia Scholz, Tracy Schultz, Matt Thiel, Ninell Tonnisson

Children – Matt Belanger, Suzanne Beran, Zach Blindauer, Elizabeth Bouche, Mollie Brey, Jonathan DelRay, Ben Dummer, Hope Foelske, Hannah Gabrielse, Katy Ries, Ericka Rosenthal, Kyle Rosenwald, Sarah Schmitt, Sarah Schommer, Corey Senderhauf, Emily Steen, Tessa Timler, Courtney Toepel, Anne Trager, Margaret Werner

Production Staff

Director: Ralph Maffongelli

Choreographer: Sherry Kunde

Staged by the Director and Choreographer

Music Director: Dan Ognavic

Stage Manager: Glenn Schultz

Costume Design: Bev Dulmes, Nancy Klein, Joyce Nery

Set & Light Design: Dustin L. Uhl

Sound Design:Todd Jaeger, Scott A. Heck

Master Electricians: Rick Klein, Vince Freer

Properties: Karen Held, Karen Herman

Special props/Costume construction: Benjamin J. Gartmann

Make-Up Design: Amber Liebenthal, Melissa Nack

Paint Master: Colleen Bertram

Dance Captain: Kathleen Beuttenmueller

Cover Design: Jeff Gabrielse

Lobby Photography: Irish Studios

Orchestra

Conductor & Keyboard: Dan Ognavic

Bass Guitar: Paul Pachniak

Percussion: Mike Underwood, Andrew King, Thomas Hertel