LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University will wrap up its 2011 season with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a fun and upbeat musical adventure about showing forgiveness and overcoming adversity, a wholesome story for the entire family. LHU’s production, directed by Dr. Dale J. Young is a fresh take on this now classic musical, infusing the already eclectic and light hearted mix of music and storytelling with aspects of theatrical clowning. The show will run in the University's Sloan Theatre in the John Sloan Fine Arts building on April 1-2, and April 7-9 at 7:30 p.m., and on April 3 at 2:00 p.m.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” takes the audience back to the first book of the Old Testament, Genesis. “Joseph” tells the tale of Jacob (Tim Saphore) and his twelve sons: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Naphtali, Issachar, Asher, Dan, Zebulun, Gad, Benjamin, Judah and last, but certainly not least, Joseph (James Vesey), Jacob's favorite. Joseph was a dreamer, which annoyed his brothers to no end. When Jacob gives Joseph an amazing coat of many colors to show his love and appreciation, it fills the brothers with jealousy, causing them to take matters into their own hands. The turn of events that follows is unlike anything they ever could have expected. Amanda Erickson is featured as the narrator, who leads the audience through Joseph’s story of triumph and forgiveness.
The production will take place in Sloan Auditorium with doors opening a half hour prior to curtain. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors. Tickets can be obtained by phone (570-484-3983), e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by visiting the University Players' website (http://www.lhup.edu/university-players). Tickets are available now. Patrons are strongly encouraged to reserve seats in advance. For further information, contact Dr. Dale J. Young at (570) 484-2131 or email@example.com.