Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Summer Musical Enterprise
by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Really Useful Group.
|Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber|
My first experience with Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was with SME in 2009. I had not heard of the show so knew nothing about it. I watched the Donnie Osmond movie version, fell in love with it, and ended up being Musical Director for the 2009 production! Conducting the orchestra and cast is one of my favorite musical theatre experiences! When SME decided to do a revival of the show, I knew I had to be part of the production.
This show has a strong foundation in the music and lyrics from the power duo of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, which makes the storytelling process on the stage a lot of fun! I wanted to build on that foundation, as well as the success of our 2009 production and create an elevated experience for our patrons.
I wanted to emphasize the technicolor aspect, so kept the set simple and incorporated lighting elements and other special effects to bring the colors and dreaminess to life.
This show really is an imaginative interpretation of what Joseph's story would be if it were a musical. The Creative Team worked together to give you a full circle experience of the whimsy of it with amusing vocals and movement.
There are a few things we were able to use from the 2009 production in this year's show! The silver fabric hanging behind the center stairs is from the 2009 show, as well as the straw hats in Benjamin Calypso, and the wheels on the chariot.
We hope that after seeing the show you realize that Any Dream Will Do.
Thank you for supporting SME for the past 31 years. We look forward to continuing to bring you quality musical theatre featuring the NRV's most important resource----it's people!
We are Theatre For the Community, By the Community
Stage Director, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2023
- “Overture - Orchestra and Youth Ensemble
- Prologue” - Narrator and Youth Ensemble
- “Any Dream Will Do” - Joseph, Youth Ensemble and Narrators
- “Jacob and Sons” - Narrators, Joseph, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Wives, Ensemble
- “Joseph’s Coat” - Jacob, Joseph, Narrators, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Wives, Ensemble
- “Joseph’s Dreams” - Narrators, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Joseph
- “Poor, Poor Joseph” - Narrators, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Ishmaelites
- “One More Angel in Heaven” - Narrators, Gad (soloist), Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Reuben, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Wives, Jacob
- “Potiphar” - Narrators, Male Ensemble, Mrs. Potiphar, Potiphar, Joseph
- “Close Every Door” - Joseph, Youth Ensemble
- “Go, Go, Go Joseph” - Narrators, Butler, Baker, Ensemble, Joseph
*there is no intermission in this show
- “Pharaoh’s Story” - Narrators and Youth Ensemble
- “Poor, Poor Pharaoh” - Narrators, Butler, Pharaoh, Ensemble
- “Song of the King” - Pharaoh, Ensemble
- “Pharaoh’s Dream Explained” - Joseph, Ensemble
- “Stone the Crows” - Narrator, Pharaoh, Joseph, Female Ensemble
- “Those Canaan Days” - Reuben (soloist), Simeon, Jacob, Reuben, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin
- “The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel” - Narrators, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Joseph, Female Ensemble
- “Who’s the Thief?” - Joseph, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Female Ensemble
- “Benjamin’s Calypso” - Judah (soloist), Joseph, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, *Benjamin, Ensemble
- “Joseph All the Time” - Narrators, Joseph, Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Benjamin, Female Ensemble
- “Jacob in Egypt” - Narrators, Jacob, Ensemble
- “Any Dream Will Do (Reprise)” - Joseph, Narrator, Jacob, Ensemble
- “Joseph Megamix” - Full Company
Cast, Orchestra and Crew
Andrew Lloyd Weber
Meet the Company
Leigh Anne Byrd
Roger C. Freeman
Stevie J Freeman
Tiffany Studebaker Freeman
Ginger Meier Cope
Jordan English and Ellie Price
April Ayers, Joelle Shenk, Jamie Lucero, Paige Godwin
Andrew Lloyd Weber
Opening Potluck and Sign Through
Opening Potluck and Sing Through
Canaan Days Rehearsal
Which Pharaoh will Go Go?
Go, Go, Go Joseph!
Performing at Summer Solstice
Our Reuben at Summer Solstice
July 4 Parade
Joseph Cast with the Hokie Bird on July 4!
July 4 selfie with Joseph
Ready for July 4 Parade!
July 4 Parade
July 4 Parade
Marching in the July 4 Parade
July 4 Parade
Our Artistic Director Jeff McCoy and Board Member Paige Godwin at July 4 Parade
Mrs. Potiphar is Eee-vil
The technicolor rhythm section!
Our Joseph and Pharaoh----bff's
Mary Ann Johnson
Trevan Surface and Linda Graham
Julann and Keith Stephenson
Kelly Griffin Nest Realty
Shelor Motor Mile
Blue Ridge Church
Blacksburg United Methodist Church
Church On Main
We were deeply saddened to lose three of our SME Family Members this past year.
Mike, along with his wife Babs and others, was one of the early organizers of Summer Musical Enterprise. He was a driving force in the organization through the early 2000's. Not only was he on the administrative team, but he also appeared in shows, including the inaugural production of The Music Man in 1992. He is pictured here as Baptista (Kate's father) in our 2006 production of Kiss Me Kate.
We are eternally grateful for Mike's contributions to making SME happen, to his service in bringing quality musical theatre to the NRV, and his passion to keep it alive.
We bid you Adieu Mike. Rest in Peace.
“Sit by my side, and let the world slip: we shall ne'er be younger.”
― William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew
Ed Turner played trumpet in several of our shows. Ed was also a member of the famous Sauerkraut Band, as well as other local instrumental groups. In addition to being a fine trumpet player, he was also quick with his humor. We chose the quote below because it sounds like something he would have said! We think he would have loved it. We will miss you Ed.
"I used to look at these pictures of trumpeters pointing their instrument to the ceiling. Stunning pictures, but if you play the trumpet and point it upwards, all the spit comes back into your mouth!" ---Humphrey Lyttelton
David was one of our Lefous in the 2017 production of Beauty and the Beast, and he filled in with days notice in the 2022 production of Newsies. David's impact on the local theatre scene ran deep through the New River and Roanoke Valleys and he will be greatly missed by so many.
"There's no man in town as admired as you
You're everyone's favorite guy
Everyone's awed and inspired by you
And it's not very hard to see why"
--from the song "Gaston" in Beauty and the Beast
The theatre lights have dimmed. Rest in Peace friend.