Gallery 7 Theatre Celebrates 100th production:
Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
(Pictured above: left to right, Keegan Zaporozan, Karina Falk and Reuben Leonard perform in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Photo by Dianna Lewis Photography.
Gallery 7 Theatre continues their 2018-2019 ‘Back to Classics’ Theatre Season with the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical sensation, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
This favourite musical extravaganza follows the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. After being sold in to slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph gains favour with Potiphar, the Egyptian noble. Rejecting the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife, Joseph winds up in jail where he discovers an ability to interpret dreams. His new-found talent catches the attention of the Elvis-inspired Pharaoh, and Joseph is promoted to right-hand-man.
But during a famine, his family needs his help and Joseph is forced to decide whether to forgive or take revenge. One of the most popular shows of all time, this fun-filled and irresistible musical by master composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, promises to be an exciting theatre experience for the entire family!
“People of all ages will delight in this entertaining classic,” explains Gallery 7 Theatre’s Executive/Artistic Director, Ken Hildebrandt. “Joseph also marks our 100th production in our 28-year history as a theatre, and what a perfect show to celebrate the occasion. Our team is pulling out the stops to bring Fraser Valley audiences a theatre experience they won’t soon forget.”
International director and producer, Tony James, is directing the cast of nearly 30 performers, many of whom will be performing multiple roles in the show. He is supported by a talented design team hailing from across the Lower Mainland. Set design is by Matthew Piton, costume design is by Jina Chatterton, lighting design is by Calvin Baker, make-up design is by Amelia Trottier and props design & production photography is by Dianna Lewis. Choreography is by Samara Judd, the musical director is Dave Rosborough and the stage manager is Nelly Fargeon.
Gallery 7 Theatre’s production will feature new and veteran Fraser Valley performers: Reuben Leonard will play the title role of Joseph while Karina Falk will perform the role of the Narrator. Michael Holman, who last appeared in Gallery 7 Theatre’s production of The Miracle Worker, will play Potiphar, while Dianna Fast will play Potiphar’s wife. Keegan Zaporozan will play the highly entertaining Elvis-impersonating Pharaoh.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat runs for two weeks only, March 22 & 23, 26 – 30, 2019 @ 7:30 pm with matinees on March 23 & 30 at 2 pm at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. For tickets and more information, www.gallery7theatre.com or call House of James, 604-852-3701.