Saturday, March 30, 2013

EC Players to Present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

News Release: The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors is the storyline for the 2013 spring musical scheduled April 10-13, 2013, at East Central Community College in Decatur.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which features lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will be presented by the ECCC Players in the Vickers Fine Arts Center. A matinee performance is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 10. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m. April 11-13 (Thursday – Saturday).

The cast includes approximately 30 EC students and members of the Hickory Baptist Church Children’s Choir.

The musical depicts the story of Joseph – his father’s (Jacob) favorite son – who is blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken into Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging abundance of musical styles, this Old Testament tale emerges as both timely and timeless.

Cast members, their hometowns and respective roles in the production include Sam Lovorn (as Joseph), Savannah Stuart-Dahl (Mrs. Potiphar), Charles Taylor (Levi), Drew Thames (Naphtali) Will Stokes (Zebulon) and Chandler Smith (Simeon), all of Philadelphia; Hunter Brooks (Jacob) and Rob Parker (Ruben), both of Puckett; Conor Bell (Potiphar) and Aaliyah Cook (Wife), both of Carthage; Colton Hurst (Pharaoh), Tadarian “Bo” Foster (Judah) and Delaney Kilgore (Gad), all of Hickory; Andrea McSwain (wife), Decatur; Georgia Doner (Butler) and Tarra Gibson (Wife), both of Bailey; Chelsey Smith (Baker), Brandon; Matt Graham (Asher), Meridian; Ian Lanthrip (Benjamin), Sebastopol; Sharley Hardin (Wife), Forest; Lizabeth Benton (Wife), Preston; Holli Nutt (Wife), Morton; and Bristol Buffington (Wife), El Paso, Texas.

Narrators are Claire Griffin of Decatur, Sara LaBue of Conehatta and Clint Walker of Newton.

Tickets are $5 for the matinee performance and $10 for the evening presentations.

To reserve tickets, call the College Switchboard, 601-635-6215 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 215.
Cast members and their respective hometowns are
(first row, from left) Lizabeth Benton, Preston; Holli Nutt, Morton;
Clint Walker (narrator), Newton; Sam Lovorn and Chandler Smith,
both of Philadelphia; Ian Lanthrip, Sebastopol; and Charles Taylor, Philadelphia;
(second row, from left) Matt Graham, Meridian; Delaney Kilgore, Hickory;
Chelsey Smith, Brandon; Savannah Stuart-Dahl, Philadelphia;
Claire Griffin (narrator), Decatur; Sharley Hardin, Forest; and
Sara LaBue (narrator), Conehatta; (third row, from left)
Danielle Shelley, Sebastopol; Drew Thames and Will Stokes,
both of Philadelphia; Tadarian “Bo” Foster, Hickory; Aaliyah Cook,
Carthage; Andrea McSwain, Decatur; and Bristol Buffington,
El Paso, Texas; and (fourth row, from left) Colton Hurst, Hickory;
Tara Gibson, and  Georgia Doner, both of Bailey; Rob Parker and
Hunter Brooks, both of Puckett; and Conor Bell, Carthage.