Congratulations to the cast and crew of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, presented by Booker High School’s VPA Theatre Program. The show runs Dec. 9-11 at Sarasota’s Municipal Auditorium.
“Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph.
The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
Director/Choreographer– Cynthia Ashford
Music Director– Johnnie Mnich
Technical Director– Caleb Carrier
Stage Manager– Zola Gutierrez
Department Chair- Sunny Smith
VPA Director- Rebecca Abrahamson
Mr. Mnich’s Assistants– Shae Robinson, Alex Haggard
Associate Choreographers– Raven Peterson, Bridget Marsh, Anthony Lobo
Assistant Director– Roxy Gevas
Ms. Cynthia’s Assistants– Naomi Yamada and Cora Gerdes
The Kaleidoscope of Creativity Scholarship is available to any VPA student who plans to pursue summer intensive study in the arts. Scholarship committee members evaluate applicants based on artistic merit, academic promise, and financial need.