“Way, way back many centuries ago – not long after the Bible began – Jacob lived in the land of Canaan – a fine example of a family man.” Don’t let the summer pass without taking in the story of Jacob and his favorite son, Joseph. Based on the book of Genesis, this exciting musical follows the story of a young man with a knack for having prophetic dreams. He incurs the jealousy of his brothers who sell him into slavery in Egypt where his talents eventually save the country from famine and secure him a position as Pharaoh’s right-hand man. In due time, he is reunited with his now contrite and guilt-ridden brethren.
Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber utilizes a variety of musical styles and genres including rock ‘n’ roll, country-western, reggae, disco and even a French art song. Showcasing these treats is Scott Vaughan (The Music Man) in the lead role of Joseph aided by the show’s Narrator shared by *Kristina Kusa (Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins) and +Caroline Quinn (The Music Man, The Buddy Holly Story). The brothers are portrayed by a wide range of theatre veterans and Town newcomers including Andrew Mills (Joseph…), David LaTorre (Bright Star), Bryan Meyers (Oklahoma!), Lee Saxton (Bright Star), Noah Anderson (Cinderella), Landon Watts (Shrek Jr.), Nathan Jackson (Elf: The Musical) and David Wilson, Brooks Torbett, Samson Seals and Davis Herndon (all in their Town debut). And then there’s dad… Todd Gustafson (Bright Star).
But Jacob and Sons are not the only family members you’ll meet! Audiences will enjoy the multitalented Dream Weavers – Agnes Babb (Sweet and Hot), Taryn Davis (Elf: The Musical), Kristy O’Keefe (Mamma Mia), Zanna Mills (Bright Star) and Kendall Scruggs (42nd Street). The cast also includes Robin Blume (Miracle on 34th Street), Bryann Burgess (The Little Mermaid), Jane Cato (Bright Star), Megan Douthitt (Mary Poppins), Connor Etcheson (Jekyll & Hyde), Betsy Jackson (Matilda), Harper Kirk (Joseph…), Celeste Mills (Tarzan), Christy Shealy Mills (The Little Mermaid), Stacy Veldman (Mary Poppins), Gina Saviola (The Red Velvet Cake War) and Leah Tudor (Arsenic & Old Lace). We also welcome newcomers Penry Gustafson, Sarah Hoffman, Alyssa Hubbard and Lucy McIver. Plus, we can’t forget the kiddos ~ Alex Auld (Matilda), Ava Auld (Shrek Jr.), Sadie Baker (Santa’s Workshop), Sarah Ruth Chettinger (Shrek Jr.), Sadie Douthitt (Matilda), Sam Douthitt (Frozen Jr.), Abby Gamble (Mary Poppins Jr.), Olivia Hite (Cinderella), Palmer Holifield (Shrek Jr.), Peyton McKever (Shrek Jr.) and Lorelei Veldman (Hello, Dolly!).
Joseph… is the perfect show for your summertime enjoyment! The show is directed and choreographed by Shannon Willis Scruggs with musical direction by Amanda Hines. Costumes are by Billy Bishop with scenic/lighting design by Danny Harrington.
Tickets go on sale July 1 and are $25 for adults; $20 for senior (65+)/active duty military/full-time college; $15 youth 17 and under.
+Appearing July 15, 17, 22, 24, 28 and 30.
*Appearing July 16, 21, 23, 29 and 31.