LASALLE — Summer brings a blast from the past as Stage 212 continues their 50th anniversary season with a revival of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the popular musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
“Joseph” tells the familiar Old Testament tale against a musical backdrop as varied as the coat itself — from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll.
Featured in the cast are Megan Cullinan and Mary Rose Prosinski as co-narrators, Tony Christopherson as Joseph, Jon Graham as Jacob, Don Myers as Reuben, Jim Struck as Simeon, Matthew Peddicord as Levi, Brian Davis as Naphtali, Adam Paden as Issachar, Trenton Mckinnie as Asher, Thomas Bickel as Dan, Tim Campbell as Zebulon, Isaac Alvarado as Gad, Zackary Kimball as Judah, Ryan Edwall as Benjamin, Deb Torri and other 212 alums as Mrs. Potiphar, Bernie Torri, Rob Malerk and other 212 alums as Potiphar, Reid Tomasson as Pharaoh, Rob Tyne as the Butler and Doug Bartelt as the Baker.
Members of the men’s ensemble are Doug Bartelt, Jordan Christopherson, Jon Graham, Robert Malerk, Reid Tomasson and Rob Tyne.
Featured as wives are Sarah Arter, Maryhelen Bidasio, Emily Boes, Sylvia Bowman, Caryn Brown, Becky Christopherson, Sara Goetsch, Téa Lamboley, Zoe Piano, Karly Swords, Aliyah Thorson, Debbi Torri, Jennifer Walk, Allesyn Wilke and Sydnee Wright.
Featured dancers include Caryn Brown, Becky Christopherson, Aliyah Thomson, Karly Swords, Allesyn Wilke and Sydnee Wright.
Members of the children’s choir are Lainey Johns, Lydia Dornik, Adrian Silva, Kiely Domyancich, Ella Johns, Sarah Huettemann, Christine Huetteman, Zoe Kidd, Max Wertz, Ursi Hauger, Ava Stone, Molly Ewen, Anna Walk and Catherine Znaniecki.
The production staff includes director Cindy Myers, producers Lori Christopherson and Becky Christopherson, choreographer Deana Brown, music directors Pat Doctor and Alex Dittmer, set and lighting designer Glen Gerrard, lighting designer and light technician Yvette Lucas, spotlight operator Austin Hernandez, stage manager Shelly Gruenwald, sound technicians Andrew Paden and Megan Cain, and costumers Tyler Reviglio, Melanie Maskel, Pam Haughawout and Kelly Johnson.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” will be presented July 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 (two performances), 22, 27, 28, 29 at Stage 212, 700 First St., LaSalle. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available to the general public for $20 each beginning June 25, and may be purchased by visiting the box office Monday between 4 and 6 p.m. and Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon, or by calling 815-224-3025 during the same hours. Tickets may also be purchased online by visiting www.stage212.org.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is presented by special arrangement with The Musical Company.