Shows

Urbandale Community Theatre produces one show every summer for the Des Moines area community. See below for information on our upcoming production, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

Coming Summer 2021: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Urbandale Community Theatre Presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2021 Logo

July 23 through August 1, 2021

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About the Show

You’ve heard of “Throwback Thursdays?“ This summer’s most exciting musical will be presented in “Jump Back July!” In what other show can you sing disco, 50’s rock-and-roll, disco, country and western, disco, 70’s rock anthems, disco, French chanson, and, did we mention disco?

“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. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after 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.”

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice

Awards

  • Nominee: 1982 Tony Award, Best Musical
  • Nominee: 1982 Tony Award, Best Book of a Musical
  • Nominee: 1982 Tony Award, Best Original Score
  • Nominee: 1982 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Musical
  • Nominee: 1992 Olivier Award, Best Musical Revival

About the Venue

This summer’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be performed at Franklin Junior High School located in the Beaverdale Neighborhood.

Franklin Junior High School
4801 Franklin Ave.
Des Moines, IA

The lobby will open one hour before showtime and theater doors will open 30 minutes before showtime.

There are several parking options available (please also refer to the map below):

  • In the lot to the north of the school. Please enter the school on the northeast side. Handicap accessible.
  • On 48th Street to the east of the school. You may enter through the northeast or southeast doors. Note that the southeast doors are not handicap accessible. 

We ask that you do not use the parking lot or doors on the south side of the school. We are reserving that area for the cast and crew parking and entrance.

 

Production Team

Director: Cecilia Allemagne
Artistic Director: Gina Gedler
Assistant Music Director: Karen Kalianov
Choreographer: Lorainna Nedved
Orchestra Director: Carl Johnson
Stage Manager: Hattie Ruhland
Costume Manager: Judy Blessington
Vocal Coach: Julie Allemagne
Production Manager: Rob Larsen

Cast

Joseph: Colby Jones
Narrators: Heather Tragesser & Annika Andrews
Potiphar/Jacob: Kevin Allemagne
Mrs. Potiphar: Christine Yoder
Pharoah: Christopher Rozenboom
Baker: Shiloh Mortensen
Butler: Dean Messerly

Brothers
Reuben: Nick Flynn
Simeon: Jim Kolnick
Levi: Levi Cooper
Judah: Mitchell Nieland
Dan: Dean Messerly
Naphtali: Tim Pearson
Gad: Paul Honold
Asher: Shiloh Mortensen
Issachar: Tayden Baccam
Zebulun: Christopher Rozenboom
Benjamin: Derek Hillabot

Wives
Erin Wickering
Zoe Murphy
Ella Christensen
Shannon Molloy
Ellie Cole
Madeline Allemagne
Christine Yoder

Children’s Choir
Ember Tragesser
Katharine Yoder
Miranda Rullan
Gwendolyn Nedved
Kaycee Zeutenhorst