Chicago, IL – A crash of drums, a flash of light! And The WIP Training Center’s staging of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT! This international smash hit plays at Resurrection High School 7500 W Talcott Ave; Chicago, from May 19-20, 2018. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.wiptrainingcenter.com or 312-725-9327.
The first full-length musical by the legendary theatrical team of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, JOSEPH is a lovely, comic, and colorful journey through the Biblical story of young Joseph, sold into slavery by his brothers after his father favored him with a gorgeous colored cloak. His gift of prophecy saves him from an uncertain fate and helps him to rescue Egypt from famine. Animated with a high-energy mix of music and dancing from 50's rock to calypso to country, this show is hailed for its family-friendly storyline, universal themes, and catchy music.
Described as a high-voltage extravaganza, JOSEPH includes such classic songs as the contemplative "Any Dream Will Do," the Caribbean infused "Benjamin Calypso," the dazzling "Jacob and Sons/Joseph's Coat," the rockabilly sensation "Song of the King (Seven Fat Cows)," and the unforgettable "Go, Go, Go Joseph."
Park Ridge area rising star Connor O’Shea stars in the title role with Beatrice Poindexter and Moira Walsh as The Narrator, and Connor Sturt as Pharaoh.
The cast also features Lillian Theard (Rueben), Brooke Spallone, (Napthali), Julie Gonzalez (Asher), Tessa Jancevich (Gad), Kate Johnson (Simeon), Evan Nelson (Judah/Potiphar/Joseph Understudy), Molly Donlin (Zebulon), Madelyn Santella (Dan), Chloe Fredriksen (Issachar), Emily Gonzalez (Levi) and Tess Walsh (Benjamin), Alexa Loxas (Baker/Ensemble), Olivia Das Gupta (Butler/Ensemble), Taylor O’Donnell (Potiphar’s Wife/Ensemble), Jadon Goldklang (Jacob/Ensemble)
The amazing supporting cast includes Eliza Finelli, Christian Poindexter, Haley Walsh, Eloise Santana, Phoebe O’Shea
The creative team for JOSEPH includes Director Erin Mulkewich, Music Director Jeff Poindexter, Stage Manager Hannah Yaeger
The Students have the chance to take a workshop with a professional Disney on Broadway choreographer learning a number from a Broadway musical. Also, if selected the students may perform somewhere in Walt Disney World. This is an opportunity that will not only help our students be exposed to industry professionals, but it will help them perfect more skills and build even more confidence. These are also great resume builders for specialty high school programs, colleges and future programs our students may apply for.
The WIP Training Center is looking to raise money to take students and staff to Walt Disney World for this amazing, perhaps once in a lifetime opportunity for them.
We thank everyone for their support!
The WIP Training Center in the Edison Park Community of Chicago is focused on bringing the Performing Arts to the youth and adults in the surrounding areas. We strive on making every student feel important no matter what their experience or talent level may be, each and every student is important to us. We offer a wide variety of programs at our theater, as well as a couple after school programs in the area for children ages 4 thru 99. Our Program opened in January 2015 with 14 students and has grown to over 50 students participating in various programs we offer.
Whether you are a student, parent or fan of The WIP Training Center, we'd love to hear your thoughts! After all, without you our program would be nothing.
Private Lessons are designed for those students serious about improving their craft whether it is Auditioning, Acting, Improv, Voice, Instrumental, ect. We will arrange for students lessons with the professional staff at the WIP Training Center.
Lessons can be done in 30 minute or 60 minute time slots.
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The amount of talent that every child has in our program amazes us every day.
Here's a look into some of our shows and classes!