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