The North Shore Music Theatre's production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which features "American Idol" finalist Anthony Fedorov in the title role, begins performances Aug. 3.
Directed and choreographed by Jayme McDaniel — based on
original staging by McDaniel and James A. Rocco — the musical will officially open Aug. 5 at 7:30 PM; performances will continue through Aug. 22.
Fedorov, who appeared Off-Broadway in The Fantasticks, is joined on stage by Jennifer Paz as the Narrator and Gary Lynch as Pharaoh. The cast also features Bob Amaral (Jacob, Potiphar), Will Cohen (Judah), Anthony Christian Daniel (Zebulum), Nick Kenkel (Simeon), Miles A. Johnson (Dan), Daniel C. Levine (Napthalie), Brandon O'Neil (Asher), Matt Owen (Levi), Frankie Paparone (Gad), Christopher Spaulding (Issacher), Allan Snyder (Reuben) and Michael Warrell (Benjamin).
The female ensemble includes Katie Leigh Allen, Lauren Lukacek, Rachelle Rak (Mrs. Potiphar), Ann-Marie Sepe, Allysa L. Shorte, Emily Tyra, and Megan Wean.
The cast also boasts a chorus of 20 local children including: Beverly residents Connor Hathaway (age 6), Danielle Lovasco (age 10), Paris O'Brien (age 8); Boxford residents Rebecca Mallory (age 10), Salina Mallory (age 14); Gloucester residents Isaac Beauparlant (age 6), Andrew Murdock (age 11), Kimi Sturgeon (age 8); Marblehead resident Delia Smith (age 13); Middleton resident Calvin Gil (age 12); Newburyport residents Maggie Budzyna (age 9) Caroline Tiernan (age 8), Julia Tiernan (age 9); North Reading resident Alyssa Spurr (age 11); Peabody resident Harrison Gray (age 11); Revere resident Brandon Barbosa (age 8); Salem resident Leo Santoro (age 11); Watertown resident Julian Schepis (age 10); Winchester resident Hannah Piispanen (age 10); and Winthrop resident Mia Dalessio (age 10).
The creative team includes musical director Eric Alsford, scenic designer Campbell Baird, costume coordinator Jose Rivera, lighting designer Chris Chambers, sound designer James McCartney and wig designer Gerard Kelly.
For tickets and more information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or in person at 62 Dunham Rd. Beverly.
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