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HILLSBORO — Up next in Myers Dinner Theatre’s 2019 season will be the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, opening Aug. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and running through 5 p.m. Sept. 8. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, Joseph is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 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.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed and choreographed by MDT artistic director Jeremy Littlejohn, with music direction by Steven Zumbrun of Gettysburg, who is returning after music directing and being seen as L.M. in the 2018 production of Pump Boys and Dinettes. The cast features an ensemble of talent composed of both fresh and familiar faces, including MDT alumni DRae Beller of Crawfordsville, Katherine Clemons of South Carolina, Liz Daily of Hillsboro, Preston Dildine of Crawfordsville, Sarah Hayes of Iowa, Tyler Marcotte of South Bend and Jeffrey Oakman of Orlando, Florida as Joseph. Rounding out the cast will be Jacob Ault of Rossville, Illinois, Daniel Barrett of California, Cason Day of Texas, Maurice Doggan of Chicago, Jacob Elliott of Kansas, Tyler Hanes of Ohio and AJ Jackson of Virginia, all of who are making their MDT debut.
Weekday and Saturday matinees seat for dinner at 11:30 a.m. and curtain at 1:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening performances seat for dinner at 6 p.m. with curtain at 8 p.m. and Sunday twilight with seating for dinner at 5 p.m. and curtain at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 765-798-4902, ext. 2, or by visiting online at www.myersdt.com.
Performance dates vary, so consult the online calendar for show dates and times. Theatre prices are $39 for dinner and theatre, $28 for students (ages 4-18), and show-only for $26. Prices do not include taxes and handling fee.
The remainder of the 2019 season includes: Driving Miss Daisy and A Christmas Carol Musical.
Group pricing and bus parking are also available.
Myers Dinner Theatre is located at 108 Water St. in Hillsboro, and offers handicap accessibility.