Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

March 16, 2009 10:20:43 AM PDT
The dream lives on at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire which has brought back one of Chicago's favorite musicals. From calypso to cabaret, rock to rockabilly, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical joyride with something for every member of your family. And while the music rocks, Joseph rolls with the punches to go from shepherd to slave to the Pharaoh's right hand man in this colorful re-telling of the Biblical tale. An audience favorite and worldwide phenomenon for more than forty years, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's most playful, joyous and feel-good musical. The irresistible score includes Broadway favorites Any Dream Will Do, Close Every Door, and Go, Go, Go Joseph.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat originally premiered as a 30-minute cantata in 1968 before being reshaped and professionally staged as a musical in 1972. It opened on Broadway, at the Royale Theatre, in 1982, receiving eight Tony Award nominations! In 1993, the National Tour of Joseph starring Donny Osmond, became one of the most successful musicals in Chicago history, with multiple runs at the Chicago Theatre. Joseph first bowed at the Marriott Theatre in 1985, becoming its best selling show to date. Ten seasons ago, Joseph again broke records there and became the first musical presented at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre in a joint production with Marriott Theatre. Subscribers again chose Joseph for this 35th Anniversary as the show they most wanted to see again.

Director Marc Robin says, "I love the celebration of the story. I connect with the amazing energy that is present in the heart of this piece."

The cast for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat stars Max Quinlan as Joseph and Susan Moniz as the Narrator. The cast also includes Bernie Yvon (Pharaoh), Roger Anderson (Jacob/Potiphar), Kevin Barthel, Don Denton, Andrew Keltz, Brandon Koller, Christian Libonati, Ryan Reilly, Arbender Robinson, Jason Shuffler, Joe Tokarz, J. Tyler Whitmer and George Andrew Wolff. The production's female ensemble features Lyndsey Cole, Ericka Mac, Summer Rich and Laura E. Taylor.

Aaron Thielen, Lead Artistic Director, heads the artistic team for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with Direction and Choreography by Marc Robin, and Musical Direction by Michael Mahler. Sound Design is by Cecil Averett, Properties Design by Greg Isaac, Costume Design by Nancy Missimi, Set Design by Tom Ryan, and Lighting Design by Diane Ferry Williams. Patti Garwood conducts the Marriott Theatre orchestra, with orchestrations by David Sigel.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs through May 10. For performance schedule and tickets, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or visit www.marriotttheatre.com.


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