Tibbits Summer Theatre lights up the stage with the energetic musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” July 5-7 and 11-13.
The stage explodes with music, dance and an imaginative retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers, father Jacob, and the coat of many colors. Joseph has a gift of explaining people’s dreams. Out of jealousy his brothers sell him into slavery. After successfully interpreting the pharaoh’s dream and predicting a famine, Joseph becomes the pharaoh’s advisor. When famine hits, Joseph’s brothers come to him for relief but must first prove they’ve changed. This enduring show is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from show-stopper to country to calypso, along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is directed and choreographed by Dougie Robbins with music direction by Lisa Lawrence. The cast is comprised of Sean Noonan as Jacob, David Ossman as Joseph, Peter Riopelle as Pharaoh, Chad Tallon as Potipher and Erica Malachowski as the narrator. Additionally, the children’s chorus consists of Coldwater natives Alison and Isabel Christopher, Lexi Galliers, Pierce Smith, and Bree Tappenden.
The design staff features David Goldstein as set designer, Laura Holt as costume designer, Aaron Bell as tech director, Catie Blencowe as light designer, props by Cheyenne Glassburn, Joel Pape as sound designer and Cori Keto as stage manager.
Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C., located in Coldwater and Battle Creek, is pleased to sponsor its 17th summer theatre production at Tibbits. Through its sponsorship, the Firm continues to demonstrate a commitment to the arts and the community.
James A. Fisher, the Firm’s President stated: “We believe Tibbits Theatre in general, and its excellent summer program of plays in particular, are a wonderful asset for Coldwater and all of Branch County. We are happy to support the fine work and productions Tibbits Theatre offers year after year.”
Vandervoort, Christ & Fisher, P.C. attorneys have more than 200 years of combined legal experience. Since each of its attorneys has unique areas of focus, the Firm is able to provide clients experienced representation across a broad spectrum of legal disciplines including: bankruptcy, business, civil, criminal, domestic relations, employment, estate planning, family law, health care, labor, probate and real estate. VCF provides high-quality legal services that meet the needs of individuals and business clients. They pride themselves on their strength as litigators, while always focusing on a least-cost approach to dispute resolution, which ensures that clients receive value-driven services.
Tickets for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” range from $15-36 including fees. Discounts are available for members, groups and students. Performances run July 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 7:30pm. Because of the July 4 holiday, the show schedule includes a special Sunday matinee on July 7 at 2pm and a matinee on July 10.
To add to the Tibbits experience, Tibbits Ghost Light Bar in the theatre’s elevator lobby is open before the show and at intermission. After the July 6 performance, the public is invited to join the cast and crew for a talkback to discuss the show and ask questions. After the July 12 performance, the public is invited to the lower level art gallery to grab a drink and mingle in an informal setting during “Cocktails with the Cast and Crew.”
Tickets are available online at Tibbits.org, through the Tibbits Box office at the theatre 9 am to 5 pm weekdays or by calling 517-278-6029. All performances are held at the beautiful historic Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett Street, in Coldwater. For more information call or visit Tibbits.org. To learn more about the cast members go to Tibbits.org/blog.