Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Cast and Crew Announced!

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.”

Creative Team

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


Lead and Principal Characters

  • Joseph- Judah Woomert
  • Narrator-Abbey Holdway
  • Pharoah-Owen Demaio
  • Jacob-Anthony Lobo
  • Potiphar- Jackson Carney
  • Potiphar’s Wife-Raven Peterson
  • Baker- Katherine Carnes
  • Butler- Olivia Milholland
  • Featured dancer-Aurora Newcomb
  • Featured vocalist-Laura Swartzendruber


  • Reuben- Liam McGuire                            
  • Simeon – Dylan Ramon
  • Levi – Darwin Rojas (U/S Jacob)
  • Judah- Fed Hradek (Benjamin Calypso)
  • Dan – Auggie Toynton (U/S Pharoah)
  • Naphtali – Owen Demaio
  • Gad –Jackson Day (U/S Potiphar)
  • Asher – Kyle Ramon
  • Issachar – Mathew O’Hara
  • Zebulun – Ryan Modjeski (U/S Joseph)
  • Benjamin – Tyler Gevas


  • Jacquie Galvano- U/S Wives
  • Anika Pisz- U/S Wives
  • Katherine Carnes- U/S Wives*
  • Olivia Milholland- U/S Wives*
  • Mekhi Jones- U/S Brothers
  • Jackson Carney- U/S Brothers*
  • Anthony Lobo- U/S Brothers*


  • Christina Brush (Dance Captain)
  • Aubrey Solum (Dance Captain)
  • Laura Swartzendruber*
  • Leena Jarrar
  • Bella Dorsett
  • Aurora Newcomb (U/S Narrator)*
  • Kylee Worth
  • Kate Mobley-Tarpley (U/S Potiphar Wife)
  • Julia Grandpre
  • Bridget Marsh
  • Tori Greenlaw

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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.

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