Triumphant - August 22

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

August 16 - September 8

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

Produced by special arrangement with The Musical Company.


  

The Irresistible Family Musical about the Trials and Triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s Favorite Son!


Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, 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, who is sold into slavery by his brothers, and proceeds to ingratiate himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, before ending up in jail for refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family. 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.” Appropriate for all audiences and groups, Joseph is performed hundreds of times a year by schools across North America, the U.K. and around the world.  



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A Note from the Director...

Welcome to my fifth production of Joseph!  Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s first collaboration will always have a special place in my heart.  I had just graduated from high school, and it was my very first professional contract.  This gave the show a  unique opportunity to directly affect my perception of what the “professional” world of theater truly meant…to say nothing of the fact that I was forced to learn all of those colors good and early!  Each time I have revisited the show over the years, I have found nothing but joyful experiences.  While it may be a “watered down” envisioning of an ancient story, working on Joseph makes it impossible not to grin and enjoy what you get to do for a living.  There are so many charming moments, catchy tunes, and in the age of everyone being “on the go,” the one hour and thirty minute run time doesn’t hurt either.  In short, this show is nearly the perfect musical because of its ability to give you exciting entertainment that is safe for everyone and won’t keep you out too late.  I love Joseph, and am thrilled for the opportunity to direct it for the second time!  This production is dedicated to all of the directors of Joseph over the years, whose passion and drive allows this magical show to continue thriving in Regional Theatres everywhere.  L’Chaim!

Jeremy Littlejohn

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Joseph... Cast

Narrator: Liz Daily

Joseph: Jeffrey Oakman

Jacob: Jacob Ault

Reuben: Preston Dildine

Simeon: Cason Day

Levi: Maurice Doggan
Naphtali: AJ Jackson
Isaachar: Sarah Hayes

Asher: Jacob Elliott

Dan: Katherine Clemons

Zebulen: Daniel Barrett
Gad:
Tyler Marcotte

Judah: DRae Beller

Benjamin: Tyler Hanes
Potiphar: Jacob Ault
Mrs. Potiphar: Sarah Hayes

Butler: Jacob Elliott
Baker: Maurice Doggan
Pharaoh: Cason Day
Narrator U/S: Julie Simpkins

Joseph... Staff

Executive Producer: Donna Myers

Director / Choreographer: Jeremy Littlejohn

Music Director: Steven Zumbrun

Production Stage Manager: Sydney Runion
Technical Director:
Gary Michael

Costume Designer: Donna Myers

Lighting Designer: Jeremy Littlejohn

Master Carpenter: Ted DeVore
Dance Captain: Sarah Hayes
Specialty Masks & Head Pieces: The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres

Box Office Mgr: Bill Rubenstein

Kitchen Manager: Jay Estes

Bookkeeper: Tom Bess

Time & Setting:

Time:   Way, way back, many centuries ago.  Not long after the Bible began in Canaan & Egypt.

Setting:  Jacob's Home, The Desert, Potiphar's Home, A Jail Cell & Pharaoh's Palace. 

Musical Synopsis

Act One

  

Prologue ...Narrator & Joseph

Jacob and Sons ...Narrator & Company

Joseph’s Coat ...Jacob, Narrator & Brothers

Joseph’s Dreams ...Narrator, Joseph & Brothers

Poor, Poor Joseph ...Narrator & Company

One More Angel in Heaven / Hoedown ...Dan & Brothers

Journey to Egypt ...Narrator

Potiphar ...Narrator, Potiphar, Mrs. Potiphar & Joseph

Close Every Door ...Joseph

Go, Go, Go Joseph ...Narrator, Joseph, Butler & Baker

Go, Go, Go Joseph (Reprise) ..Company


*There will be one fifteen minute intermission



Act Two

A Pharaoh’s Story ...Narrator & Company

Poor, Poor Pharaoh / Song of the King ...Narrator, Pharaoh & Company

Song of the King (Reprise) ...Pharaoh, Joseph & Women

Pharaoh’s Dream Explained ...Joseph & Women

Stone the Crows ...Narrator, Pharaoh & Women

Those Canaan Days  ...Reuben & Brothers

The Brothers Come to Egypt / Grovel, Grovel ...Narrator, Joseph & Brothers

Who’s the Thief? ...Narrator, Joseph & Brothers

Benjamin Calypso ...Naphtali & Brothers

Joseph All the Time ...Narrator, Joseph & Company

Jacob in Egypt ...Company

Any Dream Will Do (Finale) ...Joseph, Narrator & Company

Megamix ...Company

Who's Who in the Cast...

Jacob Ault (Jacob / Potiphar)

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is 28 years old, and was born and raised in Rossville, IL. This is his second production with the lovely Indiana natives, and he is very much looking forward to it! He has been performing for 11 years, appearing in numerous shows with the DACC Players, including You Can’t Take it With You and Funny Girl. His favorite show was portraying Steve in August: Osage County with Darkhorse Entertainment.

Daniel Barrett (Zebulen)

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is a NYC based actor represented by Bret Adams Artist Agency. Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Daniel is a graduate of the University of Miami, BFA Musical Theatre program. This summer Daniel produced an originally conceived One Night Only, Sold Out Cabaret “Summer Stalk: A Cabaret Event! (Dedicated to the shows we ALMOST did this summer...)” at The Duplex in New York. Daniel also worked this summer as the Production Stage Manager serving the New York Musical Festival production of “Savage: The Musical”. Past Performing Credits include: Vinnie in Lucky Stiff at The Dutch Apple Dinner Theater, Actor Therapy at 54 Below, Ian in the Regional Premiere of Aunt Jack, Summer Resident at The Palace Theatre in NH, and more. Professionally Daniel has rounded out the wardrobe team/ crew of Zoetic Stage’s Sunday in the Park with George, as well as The Legend of Georgia McBride at Gablestage, both in Miami, FL. Daniel is thrilled to be jumping into this very exciting musical, and would like to thank John Lampe, and Jeremy Littlejohn for making it possible for him to perform this summer! 

DRae Beller (Judah)

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is a 17 year old senior at Crawfordsville High School. She enjoys singing, acting, playing guitar and laughing. DRae was most recently seen as Heather Duke in Heathers, and Frenchy in Grease at the Vanity Theater, and Mamma Mia! at MDT! She would like to thank her Dad, John Blair, and Jeremy Littlejohn for everything they do. Thank you for coming and enjoy the show!

Katherine Clemons (Dan)

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is excited to return to Myers Dinner Theatre after previously performing as Rhetta Cupp (Pump Boys and Dinettes) and Miss Nelson/Viola Swamp (Miss Nelson Is Missing) is a Ball State University Alumni, where she received a BS in Theatrical Studies. Some of her more notable roles include Diane in The Birds (Huron Playhouse), Prospero in The Tempest (Scranton Fringe Festival), and Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Nettle Creek Players). Katherine’s cabaret series include Broadway on Main, Hoosier Harmony, and Coming Home Christmas Cabaret. When not onstage, Katherine works as Co-Director of Education for Actors Theatre of Indiana. She also house manages for the Center for the Performing Arts and teaches English for VIPKid. She currently resides in Indianapolis, IN with husband, Jacob, and pup, Koda.  

Liz Daily (Narrator)

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returns after a long absence to start her family. She is a Hillsboro native who first appeared at MDT as Millie in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which remains her favorite role. Her son, Will, was also on stage, though concealed under a few layers of her costume. She thanks her precious family, Dan, Will (6), Evie (4) & Vera (3), as well as the author of her salvation!

Cason Day (Pharaoh)

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is an actor, musician, and composer based in NYC. Originally from Houston, Texas, he is a graduate of the Musical Theatre program at AMDA NY. Favorite credits include: Annie, Spring Awakening and Maximalista. Many thanks to Jeremy for this opportunity and to his amazing family, friends, and teachers for their guidance and support. 

Preston Dildine (Reuben)

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is a regional actor based out of Crawfordsville, IN. He has recently returned from Pittsburgh, PA where he was a member of a touring Murder Mystery company. He has performed with various companies over the years, including Catalyst Repertory, Crossroads Repertory, Tiki Torch Theatre and the Sugar Creek Players. He has also performed previously here at MDT in such roles as Shrek (Shrek the Musical), Jim (All Shook Up), and Sister Amnesia (Nunsense A-Men). He would like to thank his friends and family for their constant support. 

Maurice Doggan (Baker)

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is excited to be back in theatre! Mo hails from Chicago, but has spent the last eleven years in Muskegan, MI, and five years in New York City prior to that. Some of his favorite projects include The Great American Desert, In the Trial, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fiddler on the Roof and Evita. He holds a BA in Theatre from Abilene Christian University. Love to his family, and the Monroe Street Church of Christ!

Jacob Elliott (Butler)

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is an actor based out of Kansas City, and graduated from Oklahoma City University with a BM in Musical Theatre in 2018. Recent credits include Beat Bugs (Coterie Theatre), the World Premiere of Nelly Don: The Musical, and All is Calm (MTKC Pro). www.jacobelliottactor.com 

Tyler Hanes (Benjamin)

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is so excited to be making his MDT debut! He is originally from Youngstown, Ohio and now lives in New York City. Some of his favorite theatre credits include Mary Sunshine in Chicago and Roger DeBris in The Producers. He would like to take a moment to thank his family for all of their love and support.

Sarah Hayes (Mrs. Potiphar)

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is delighted to be making her Myers Dinner Theatre debut! Originally from Iowa, she earned her BFA in Acting / Directing from The University of Arizona. Memorable roles include Cathy Hiatt in The Last Five Years, Viola in Twelfth Night, Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show and Brooke / Vicki in Noises Off! Many thanks to Jeremy for this opportunity and to her family and friends for being a constant source of support, sunshine and silliness!  

AJ Jackson (Naphtali)

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is a Virginia native and a proud graduate of Temple University’s Musical Theatre Program in Philadelphia. Much love to my sweet kitty Margeaux Winnie! Credits: Reefer Madness (Cumberland Theatre), Annie (Ocean City Theatre Company & Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre), Basic Witches (World Premiere: Philadelphia Cast), Spamalot (North Street Playhouse), The Pirates of Penzance (Mauckingbird Theatre Company). aj-jackson.weebly.com

Tyler Marcotte (Gad)

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is from South Bend, Indiana where she atteded Indiana University South Bend. She graduated this past May with her Musical Theatre BFA with a Dance Minor. Some of her favorite roles include The Musical of Musicals: The Musical (Abby), as well as The Rocky Horror Show (Columbia). She spends her free time practicing her music and spending time with her cats, new dog and Fiance, Joseph. This is her first performance with MDT and she is beyond excited to be a part of this cast and team! 

Jeremy Littlejohn (Artistic Director)

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is so pleased to return to MDT for his second season as Artistic Director! Jeremy grew up north of here in Elkhart, Indiana, and has been working in the theatre profession as an Actor / Director for over twenty years across the country. Some of his notable directing projects include She Loves Me, Little Shop of Horrors, The Glass Menagerie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Kiss Me Kate, Harvey, and his favorite, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel! He would like to thank the Myers Family for the amazing opportunity, and he is so grateful to you for supporting live theatre!    

Jeffrey Oakman (Joseph)

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is a Senior B.M. Vocal Performance Major and in the Musical Theatre Certificate at the University of Kentucky. He is originally from Orlando, Florida. He would like to express gratitude to mentors throughout his life, his loving family, and his devoted girlfriend.   

Sydney Runion (Production Stage Manager)

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is so thankful to be returning home to MDT as the new Production Stage Manager. She has worked here since she was a child, appearing in multiple shows throughout the years, and is truly honored to be making such exciting strides with this company. Some of her favorite productions that she has performed in are Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, Oklahoma!, State Fair, The Diary of Anne Frank. Alice in Wonderland, The Rocky Horror Show, Charley’s Aunt, and her favorite, We Need a Title, an original show she and her best friend co-wrote. Sydney would like to thank Jeremy for his constant support and everything he has given her, her family and friends for their love and support, and her dear Allen for always being there through everything.

Steven Zumbrun (Music Director)

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made his Myers Dinner Theatre debut last year as L.M. in Pump Boys and Dinettes.  He has been making music around this country (and bits of Canada) for about 30 years.  His favorite productions include Sweeney Todd, Ruthless!, Forever Plaid, Bat Boy, Wings, Songs for a New World, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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