Joseph brings his dreamcoat to theatre

High school students among the cast

The Wayne Township Community Theatre is proud to present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ben Davis High School Theatre August 19-28.

The cast features more than 30 wonderful performers, led by April Armstrong Thomas (Narrator) and Johnnie Taylor (Joseph), as well as a colorful children’s chorus filling out the stage. The show is directed by Craig Underwood with choreography and music direction by Jerico Hughes of the Ben Davis choir department.

Tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat range from $8 to $12 and are available by calling (317) 988-7966; they are also available at the door.  Wayne Township Community Theatre is located at Ben Davis High School (Door 2) 1200 N Girls School Rd in Indianapolis.  Shows run weekends from August 19-28.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m.

Choir director Amanada Harrisis directing the band and choir teacher Jerico Hughes is the vocal director. Ben davis students in the show include Austin Howard, Kayla Richardson, Sarah Blair, Victoria Wiley, Tyler Futrell, Lizzy Elliott and Peter Johnson.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical for the whole family about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.  The first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and lyricist Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat blends pop, country and rock into an uplifting, technicolored story of biblical proportions. Telling the Biblical story of Joseph, his brothers and the coat of many colors, this musical is full of unforgettable songs including Those Canaan Days, Any Dream Will Do and Close Every Door.