FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John R. Leffert
CenterStage Artistic Director
CenterStage Will Ignite Audiences with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
LOUISVILLE, KY (Jan. 31, 2013) – With a cast of more than 60, CenterStage is bringing one of the best loved Biblical dramas to life with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat presented by Hilliard Lyons, February 21-March 3 at the Jewish Community Center (3600 Dutchmans Lane).
Billed as the follow up to Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice tells the story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. With virtually no dialogue, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is sung in a cornucopia of musical styles, ranging from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll. “This show is guaranteed to make you smile throughout the entire production as it teaches us that faith can overcome despair,” says Greg Vincenti, the title sponsor of the show.
CenterStage made their mark on the theatre community of Louisville with that same 2004 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. “This will be the fifth time I have directed Joseph and I’m equally excited for this production as I was for the first,” said John R. Leffert, CenterStage Artistic Director.
“What CenterStage and John R. Leffert bring to its audience is a rousing, joyful, spectacular, extravaganza which displays some of the very best talent in our community,” says Vincenti.
Kate Reedy, who recently played Mimi in RENT and Sarah in Company will star as the Narrator and Robbie Lewis, recently seen as Gabe in Next to Normal, will don the coat of many colors and lead this production as the title character, Joseph. Jeremy Moon, who played Joseph in both prior productions, will be featured as a brother and “Angel in Heaven” soloist. Gene Dorf, a longtime CenterStage favorite, will reprise his role as Jacob.
Performances are February 21, 23, 25, 28 and March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and February 24 and March 3 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $18 in advance or $20 at the door and are on sale now. Children, age 10 and under, receive a $4 discount. Call 459-0660 or visit www.CenterStageJCC.org to reserve tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
About CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center
For 94 years, CenterStage has aspired to “Open Minds, One Act at a Time” by providing a venue for works that offer a broad cultural appeal. From the whimsical to the dramatic, the humorous to the tragic – CenterStage offers theatre for everyone. CenterStage provides opportunities for children, adults and seniors via all aspects of theatre – acting, singing, dancing, set and costume construction, marketing, education and more. CenterStage audiences and cast members are racially, culturally and religiously diverse, representing the community at large.
About the Jewish Community Center
Founded in 1890, the JCC is a human service agency committed to enhancing the quality of family life and promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness of the individual. It provides health-related activities, cultural and educational programs that serve the community at large, including populations at risk. Membership and services are offered to the Jewish and general community. Through its wide array of programs, the Center pursues its mission of strengthening the individual, family and community. The JCC is part of the Jewish Community of Louisville.
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