Thursday November 14, 2013
During its 40th season, Lyric Theatre Company presents Joseph and the Amazing TechnicolorⓇ Dreamcoat for six performances this week, November 14-17.
Lyric’s 53-member cast, featuring a 25 piece children’s choir, hails from 17 Vermont communities. Twenty-three cast members are making their Lyric debut with this production. South Burlington resident Bailey Hoar returns to the Lyric stage as the Narrator. Other residents involved in the show include Noa Saunders, Nadia Niva, Sadie Jones, Deb Dinsmore, David Dinsmore, Owen Brady, Christopher Brown, Maczenzie Sivrett, and Jeffrey Garrant.
The story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this vibrant musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. Upon being sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, he is taken to Egypt where he encounters adventures that challenge his spirit and his view on humanity. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
While the cast was perfecting the show, more than 200 additional volunteers, representing nearly a dozen Vermont communities, were simultaneously working behind the scenes at Lyric’s warehouse in Williston’s Production Park. On any given night, volunteers of all ages and backgrounds were building set pieces, painting vibrant canvases, crafting props, sewing costumes, marking lighting cues, preparing hair and make-up designs, and doing other tasks necessary to mount the $100,000+ production.
Tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are on sale now and affordably priced. Tickets are available in person at the Flynn Center Regional Box Office in Burlington; by telephone: 802/86FLYNN; or online.
There are matinees at 2p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and evening performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The Sunday, November 17 matinee will be audio-described for patrons who are blind or visually impaired.
Lyric Theatre Company—“not your average community theatre”—is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization celebrating its 40th season! For additional information, visit www.lyrictheatrevt.org or like us on Facebook.