Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ends at Michigan's Barn Theatre July 18. Performances began July 6. Charlie Misovye directs and choreographs with Bernie Yvon in the title role.
Yvon, who understudied Donny Osmond on the U.S. and Canadian tour of Joseph, played Joseph at the Barn in the 1997 production. Yvon's most recent credits, however, have been playing Houdini, both on the Ragtime national tour and in Chicago's Marriott's Lincolshire Theatre midwest premiere of the musical Houdini. Following Joseph, Yvon will return to Houdini in the Broadway company of Ragtime.
Penelope Alex, Joe Aiello, Scott Burkell (Titanic), John C. Brown and Eric Parker also reprise their 1997 roles as the Narrator, Pharaoh, Potiphar, Judah and Levi. Also in the cast are Howard McBride (Jacob), Roy Brown (Reuben), Cain M. Bilbrey (Simeon), Dan Black (Naphtali), Randy Aaron (Issachar), Brian Bowers (Asher), Leonard Sullivan (Dan), Caley Oakes Bisson (Zebulon), Josh Robers (Gad), Michael J. Kirsch (Benjamin), Laura Dysarczyk (Mrs. Potiphar), Erik Sisco (Butler) and Jon Lambert (Baker). In the ensemble are Charles Wissinger, Steven Wenslawski, Thomas J. Mienk, Paul Cook, Erica Baker, Elizabeth Earnheart, Alisa McCance, Carey Evans, Anjanette Hall, Melanie Kann, Jessica Joy Kemock, Amy Miller, Ashley Palmer, Jennifer Kapitan and Corries Danieley.
This Joseph also features a children's choir with Shawn Bevill, Adam Bradshaw, Tim Coleman, Colleen Griffin, David La Vasseur, Russell Mernagh, Rebekah Milham, Chloe Reeves, Lillian Reeves, Stephen Spall, Jillian Weimer and Carrie Wickham.
Joseph's design team is Dusty Reeds (set), Elaine Kauffman (costumes), Brian Collins (lighting) and Aaron Morse (sound). For tickets ($25-$22.50), call the Barn Theatre at (616) 731-4121. The Barn Theatre is located on the web at http://www.barntheatre.com.
Up later this season at the Barn will be:
-- By Christine Ehren