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July 15, 2019

Musical Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat Opening at the Bankhead

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Posted: Thursday, July 4, 2019 12:00 am

Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre will stage Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.

Performances will be July 20, 27, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. and July 21, 28, Aug. 3, 4 at 2 p.m.

The musical focuses on the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

Presented with permission from The Musical Company.

The play is directed by Todd Aragon, choreographer Kelly Krauss Cooper, musical director Sierra Dee, producer Kathleen Breedveld and stage manager: Brian Olkowski.

The cast features Joseph, Romar De Claro*; Narrator, Kirsten Torkildson; Pharaoh, Robert Lopez; Jacob/Potiphar, Douglas Drake; and, Mrs Potiphar, Kelly Krauss Cooper.

Playing the brothers and wives are Rueben: Max DeSantis, Rueben’s Wife/Wailing Wife, Madelynn Crimi, Simeon: Jordan Smith, Simeon’s Wife: Rachelle King, Judah: Will Schubert, Judah’s Wife: Veronica van Ammermaete, Levi: Jarom Nelson, Levi’s Wife: Jenna Van Ommeren, Dan/Butler: Fr. Mark Wiesner, Dan’s Wife: Jenny Hudson, Napthali: Robby Abney, Napthali’s Wife: Jillian Abney, Gad: Ryan Ducker, Gad’s Wife: Meghan Hornbacker, Asher: Matt Busbee, Asher’s Wife: Michelle Roque, Issachar: Julio Hernandez Jr., Issachar’s Wife: Hillary Huff, Zebulon/Baker: Dominic Lessa, Zebulon’s Wife: Michelle Freschi, Benjamin: JD Cerutti, Benjamin’s Wife: Bridget Mayhew.

Ensemble cast members are Hannah Conner, Oliver Loll; kids chorus: Ava Bizieff, Julianne Hudson, Katelyn Hughes, Kaylee Lopez, Imani Prior, Elena Robuchon, Liam Weir, Kiera Weir, and Amy Yang.

For tickets visit the Bankhead Theater box office at 2400 First Street, Livermore, or call 925-373-6800, Tuesday thru Saturday, noon to 6pm, or go to www.lvpac.org.

For more information, visit the TVRT website: www.trivalleyrep.org.

*The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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