Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ Scheduled in Green Bay

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Calvary Players, a church and community theater company, will present seven performances of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1301 S. Ridge Road.

Performances at 7 p.m. Feb. 7-9 and 14-16 and 1 p.m. Feb. 17. Info: showtix4u.com.

Directing is Michelle Oren (of Birder Players, etc.), with Carolyn Silverberg (of Play-by-Play Theatre, etc.) as assistant director. Megan Sielski is stage manager, with Kati Long as assistant stage manager.

The cast includes Michael Blair as Joseph, Madeline Miner as Narrator, Molly Lucareli as Narrator and choreographer, Jeremy Pelegrin as Potiphar and Judah, Brad Terrell as Jacob, Bill Frailing as Levi and Pharoah, Sean Gibbons as Reuben, James Marker as Simeon, Jeff Jennings as Asher, Brandon Doyle as Zebulun, Caleb Stein as Napthali, Maria Miller as Napthali’s Wife and Ensemble, Amilia Miner as Asher’s Wife, Tallulah Caulfield as Judah’s Wife, Rich Noffsinger as Dan and Baker, Miranda Paul as Levi’s Wife and Ensemble, Noah Jahnke as Issachar, Leah Stein as Issachar’s Wife and Ensemble, Stacy Swaer as Reuben’s Wife and Hairy Ishmaelite, Enoch Thielhelm as Benjamin, Greta Gartzke as Benjamin’s Wife, Kelsey Steeno as Dan’s Wife, Potiphar’s Wife and Ensemble, Chris Zimmerman as Gad and Ensemble, Tori Harvel as Gad’s wife and Ishmaelite, Jayna Stein as Jacob’s Wife and rehearsal accompanist.

In two ways, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is about genesis.

One. The story is from the Bible’s first book, Genesis.

Two. The show was the genesis of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice as their first publicly performed work – half a century ago.

The piece was made with children in mind, and this production includes a children’s ensemble.

The Lloyd Webber-Rice source material is laced with drama, fun, adventure, mystique, musicality and history while retaining the thought that the dreamer, the visionary like Joseph, may well be you.

Some songs are “One More Angel in Heaven,” “Those Canaan Days” and “Go, Go, Go Joseph.”

Contact me at warren.gerds@wearegreenbay.com. Watch for my on-air Critic at Large editions on WFRV-TV at 6:20 a.m. Sundays.

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