If you have ever dreamed of seeing a musical with incredible dance numbers, a complete cast hoedown dance, incredible 60s outfits, reggae beats, talking camels and an Elvis impersonator, then come see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat performed by Huntington University’s very own theatre company. The cast of about 30 and the crew have been preparing since October 1 for the big show, with four-hour practices every weekday.
The show is being directed by Jay Duffer, a professor here at Huntington University, with Melissa Duffer as the choreographer and Pamela Haynes as the musical director.
The musical follows the story of Joseph from biblical times and the amazing technicolor coat his father gave to him but with so much more pizazz. Andrew Bower plays Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob (played by Bruce Evans), as he goes through life constantly at the bottom of the heap. After his brothers plot to kill him but sell him off to a crew of “hairy Ishmaelites” instead, Joseph is thrown from place to place all while the Narrator (played by Kasie Winters) tells the story about those who dream and those whose dreams do come true. The talking camels and extravagant costumes (done by Sarah Moloney) also make make the musical worth coming to see.
The play will be performed from Wednesday, November 14 through Saturday, November 17, with 7:30 showtimes Wednesday and Thursday, a 9:30 matinee and 7:30 show on Friday, and both a 2:00 and 7:30 show on Saturday. Students, graduates, and members of the community have worked very hard and put their hearts into this performance, so this is an HU event you will not want to miss.