Note: the following information was provided by Assumption College.)
WORCESTER, MA -- Assumption College's Department of Art, Music and Theatre will present a concert-staged performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat from April 20-22. The performance, which will feature the College's Chorale and student actors performing lead roles, will be presented in the College's new state-of-the-art 400-seat Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall of the Tsotsis Family Academic Center.
Local students include:
Courtney Park, of Dracut, will will perform as a member of the Chorus in the production.
Carla Tenaglia, of Tewksbury, will will perform as a member of the Chorus in the production.
According to The Musical Company, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which is celebrating its 50th year in 2018, is the "reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors." The story is told entirely through song, and was the first musical collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics). This family-friendly musical follows Joseph's journey as a slave, a prisoner, and ultimately the "right-hand man" of the Pharaoh.
"The College community looks forward to continuing Assumption's tradition of hosting a spring musical, this time, showcasing Assumption's new state-of-the art performance hall," said Richard Monroe '85, who will direct the spring performance. "We are very much looking forward to sharing our unique version of this beloved musical with the community as we showcase not only our new performance hall, but the great artistic talent of Assumption students."
Originally developed as a "pop cantata" for a high school choir performance, Lloyd Webber and Rice expanded their piece into the now beloved musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Since debuting in March of 1968, it has been performed around the world, has earned several Tony Award nominations, and adapted into a film featuring Donny Osmond as Joseph.
Showtimes for Assumption's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat are: April 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $10. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.assumption.edu/joseph
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP.
Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 41 majors and 48 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit www.assumption.edu.
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