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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatSeptember 9 - October 19
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Produced by special arrangement with the Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatre Library

Based on the story of Joseph and his coat of “many colors” from the Bible’s book of Genesis, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s tale marked the first time the prolific composer teamed up with his mainstay writing partner Tim Rice.  The pair has since collaborated on Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.  The 2014 production will mark the fourth production in the Round Barn Theatre’s history and the first since 2002.  Previous RBT productions have featured David Millbern, James Ryan Caldwell and Joe Ford in the title role with Joanna Armington, Julie Barber, Andrea Digregorio and Cheryl Szuscits serving as the Narrator.

Scenes & Musical Numbers
Director Notes
Cast Bios
Production Staff Bios
Theme Dinners
Joseph Press Release

Amish Acres

 

 

amish acresA Note from the Music Director…

Welcome to The Round Barn Theatre and my fourth production of Joseph!  Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s first collaboration will always have a special place in my heart.  It was; after all, my first ever professional show in Summer Stock when I was 18 years old.  This gave it the 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 first time!  This production is dedicated to Sari Ferraro, Jerry O’Boyle, Scott Saegesser, Derek Martin, and all the directors of Joseph over the years, whose passion and drive allows this magical show to continuing thriving in Regional Theatres everywhere.  L’Chaim!

Jeremy Littlejohn

 

A Note from the Music Director…

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Joseph Cast

Narrator

 

Olivia Corbello

Joseph

 

Matt Casey

Jacob

 

Travis Smith

Reuben

 

Ryan A. Schisler

Simeon

 

Barry Kramer

Levi

 

Shelby Tyler Nichols

Naphtali

 

Travis Bird

Isaachar

 

Matilde Bernabei

Asher

 

Robert Windsor

Dan

 

James Schoppe

Zebulen

 

Sarah Philabaum

Gad

 

Angie Fisher

Judah

 

Nicole Tompkins

Benjamin

 

Justin Williams

Potiphar

 

Travis Smith

Mrs. Potiphar

 

Angie Fisher

Butler

 

Barry Kramer

Baker

 

Shelby Tyler Nichols

Pharaoh

 

James Schoppe

 

Joseph Staff

   

Executive Producer

 

Richard Pletcher

Director / Choreographer

 

Jeremy Littlejohn

Music Director

 

Travis Smith

Production Stage Manager

 

Timothy James

Company Manager

 

Shelby Tyler Nichols

Technical Director

 

Tom Slavey

ASM/Sound

 

Erin Clossen

Set Designer

 

Richard Pletcher

Costume Designer

 

Amber Burgess

Lighting Designer

 

Jeremy Littlejohn

Properties Master

 

Timothy James

Dance Captain

 

Sarah Philabaum

Box Office Manager

 

Jennifer Scheffer

Legal Representation

 

Dumler & Giroux, NYC

Archive Videographer

 

Steve Jones

 

Time: "Way, way back, many centuries ago. Not long after the Bible began" in Canaan and Egypt. Setting: Jacob's Home, The Desert, Potiphar's Home, A Jail Cell, Pharaoh's Palace.

 

Scenes and Musical Numbers

 

Act I

 

Prologue

Narrator & Joseph

Jacob and Sons

Narrator & Company

Joseph's Coat

Jacob, Narrator & Brothers

Joseph's Dreams

Narrator, Joseph & Brothers

Poor, Poor Joseph

Narrator

One More Angel in Heaven / Hoedown

Zebulen & 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

 

Act II

 

A Pharaoh's Story

Narrator & Company

Poor, Poor Pharaoh / Song of the King

Narrator, Pharaoh & Company

Song of the King (Reprise)

Pharaoh & Company

Pharaoh's Dream Explained

Joseph & Girls

Stone the Crows

Narrator, Pharaoh & Girls

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

 

Cast Biographies

Matilde BernabeiMatilde Bernabei (Isaachar)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

amish acresTravis Bird (Naphtali) is blessed and excited to be joining the Round Barn Theatre’s 2014 season. Travis lives in Decatur, IN with his father and earned his Bachelor of Music in Voice performance at Ball Sate University. In college, he was a member of the BSU Chamber Choir and secretary of Down the Line Theater Company. He studied voice with Dr. Karri York and Dr. Kathleen Maurer. He was fortunate to be cast in Ball State Opera Theater’s Productions as Federico in L’amico Fritz and Bill in A Hand of Bridge under the direction of Mr. Joseph Levitt. One of his favorite roles was Don Octave in The Stoned Guest directed by the Round Barn Theater alum Julie Lyn Barber. His Wells Community Theater credits include Jesus in Godspell and the Artful Dodger in Oliver! directed by Kim Mann. He would like to take this opportunity to thank all of his family, friends and colleagues who have supported him throughout his journey!

 

Matt CaseyMatt Casey (Joseph) was last seen on the Round Barn stage over two years ago in State Fair and he couldn’t be more excited to return for this wonderful show.  Matt comes from Iowa and received a BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Rockford University in Rockford, IL.  Some of Matt’s favorite credits include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Daniel), Next to Normal (Henry) and Avenue Q (Princeton / Rod).
I would like to thank my amazing family and friends for all their support and I would also like to thank you for coming!  Enjoy the show! www.matt-casey.com

 

 

Olivia CorbelloOlivia Corbello (Narrator) is a Texas State BFA grad from '12. She is so very pleased to be returning to Amish Acres where she played her favorite role to date, Patty Andrews in Sisters of Swing. She is currently living in NYC pursuing her love of the arts and song writing.

I would like to dedicate Joseph to my friend Lindsey Smith and my family. It was her favorite show, and I hope she is looking down and singing with us all. Love to Mom and Dad.

 

 

 

Angie FisherAngie Fisher (Potiphar's Wife)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barry KramerBarry Kramer (Butler) was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida and is so excited to be returning to The Round Barn after appearing in last season’s Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.  Other credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Spamalot, 42nd Street, Swing, Oklahoma and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  He has also performed in various amusement park shows at Cedar Point and Busch Gardens.

 

 

 

amish acresShelby Tyler Nichols (Baker / Company Manager) is from Southeastern Georgia, a graduate of Valdosta State University, and you may remember him as the Emerald City Guard in last year's The Wizard of Oz. He spends much of his time performing for children, whether it be all over the U.S. or overseas. Shelby is so very thankful to rejoin his family at The Round Barn and hopes you enjoy the season this year. He thanks everyone who has supported him along the way, especially his Mama, who is always there, no matter what.
Enjoy and God bless!  

 

Sarah PhilabaumSarah Philabaum (Zebulen / Dance Captain) is thrilled to return for her fourth season here at The Round Barn Theatre. You may remember her last season as Doralee in 9 to 5, Mavis in Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping, Ruth in Plain and Fancy or Little Shop of Horrors this past spring. Sarah returns to Nappanee directly from Grand Lake, Colorado and spending her summer with Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre.  During her time in Grand Lake, Sarah was fortunate to perform in Les Misérables, Shrek and the regional premiere of Hands on a Hardbody.  Sarah will once again be spending her holiday season touring the East Coast with Nebraska Theatre Caravan on her fifth tour of A Christmas Carol.
Special thanks to Jeremy Littlejohn for all that you do. You're wonderful and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you!

amish acresRyan A. Schisler (Reuben) is a 2012 Murray State graduate from Owensboro, Kentucky. He was recently seen at Theatre West Virginia where he played the villainous Jim Vance in Hatfields and McCoys. Other favorite credits include Moonface Martin in Anything Goes and directing The Drowsy Chaperone.
I would like to thank my family for all their love and support.

 

 

 

James SchoppeJames Schoppe (Pharaoh)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travis SmithTravis Smith (Jacob / Music Director) is excited to be back at The Round Barn for another great season. Prior roles here include Abel Frake in State Fair, Amnesia in Nunsense A-Men, and the Tin Man in last season’s holiday production, The Wizard of Oz. He has also served as the resident Music Director for the past 4 seasons. In his free time, Travis is a freelance composer and arranger and is excited that one of his projects, Steeple People, was recently presented here at Amish Acres. Please check out www.travis-smith.com for more information about Travis and Steeple People
Enjoy the show and thank you for supporting live theatre!

 

 

amish acresNicole Tompkins (Judah) is thrilled to be returning to The Round Barn Theatre stage where her most recent credit was State Fair. A graduate of Wright State University with a BFA in Acting, she has performed most recently in Dayton, OH and Clinton, IA.  Favorite credits include Maria in The Sound of Music, Illona in She Loves Me, and Portia in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.
Much love and gratitude to my family and friends for their unwavering support while I pursue my dreams.

 

 

amish acresJustin Williams (Benjamin)  is thrilled to making his debut at The Round Barn Theatre! Justin is a Granger, IN native, but attended the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC, NY. Some of his favorite roles include: Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Pippin in Pippin, Marius in Les Misérables and Bud Frump in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Justin would like to thank Jeremy for this incredible opportunity! He would also like to thank Hannah and his family for their undying support and love!

 

 

amish acresRobert Windsor (Asher) grew up around Middlebury and Elkhart, Indiana.  He graduated from Northridge High School and has been involved with Community Theatre since 2012.  His favorite role was Sir Robin in Spamalot with Elkhart Civic Theatre. He recently made his Round Barn Theatre debut in Footloose.

 

 

 


Staff Biographies

Amber Burgess (Costume Designer) is pleased to be back at the Round Barn Theatre for the incredible 2014 season.  She has been involved in theater (acting, costuming, and directing) since 1988.  Amber studied musical theater at Millikin University in Decatur, IL and also has a BA in Social Sciences (with an emphasis in theater) from Ashford University.  Amber has formerly worked as a costume designer with the Cincinnati Costume Company, Top Hat Productions (Marshall, MI), Cincinnati Landmark Productions, The Little Theater (Jamestown, ND), Millikin University (Decatur, IL), LaMoure County Theater (ND), and The Joseph Jefferson Playmakers (Jamestown, ND).  She was taught to sew as a child by her grandmother Jan Christopherson, and was taught dress making by her aunts Betsy Davis and Susan Ely.  When not at work she enjoys quilting, running, writing, and reading. She would like to thank her high school drama teacher, Karen H Crane for giving her first job as a costume designer 20 years ago. Karen, thank you for starting me on this path and inspiring me to become the person I am today. Amber is originally from Jamestown, ND and now lives in Chicago with her dog Oxford.  Visit www.amber-burgess.com.

Erin Clossen (Sound) is a stage manager, director, and performer originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has worked with many professional theatres including BoarsHead Theater, Williamston Theatre, Stormfield Theatre and White Heron Theatre Company as well as with Michigan State University’s Transforming Theatre Ensemble and MSU’s Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center. Favorite past projects include Spinning Into Butter (Sarah Daniels), How I Learned to Drive (Female Greek Chorus), The Most Massive Woman Wins (Director), For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls (Director), Among Friends (SM), Forbidden Broadway (ASM), All Childish Things (ASM)and The High Rise: A Comedy in Mask (Co-Writer, Featured Ensemble). Erin holds a BA in Theatre from Aquinas College.

Timothy James (Production Stage Manager) is from Anderson, SC and is pleased to be starting his career here at the Round Barn Theatre.  Timothy attended Anderson University where he received a B.A. in Theater with a Concentration in Theatrical Design. While at Anderson University, he learned that his passion for theater did not simply fall into one category. He have a love for all things in the theater whether it be acting or “behind- the- scenes”. Though his passion for theater is vast his focus still remains on Stage Management. Some of his favorite shows he has stage managed for would be The Misanthrope and A Raisin in the Sun, where he received nominations for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival,a local theater competition. He hopes to be just as successful while here at the Round Barn Theatre.  

Jeremy Littlejohn (Artistic Director) is so pleased to be returning to the Round Barn Theatre for his sixth season as Artistic Director.  Jeremy grew up right down the road in Elkhart, Indiana and came to work at Amish Acres for the first time in 1997.  He is probably remembered for his performance credits but is most proud of introducing plays the Round Barn patrons by way of the Second Stage.  He was particularly excited to reopen the Second Stage with this season’s very successful Greater Tuna and Steeple People.  He has logged nearly 800 performances of Plain and Fancy playing all of the male roles; and directed the show six times, including the 20th Anniversary season.  Some of his other directing projects include Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, The Glass Menagerie, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lost in Yonkers, The Wizard of Oz, Kiss Me Kate, Joseph…and his favorite, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.  In addition to being an Actor / Director, Jeremy is also an accomplished Lighting Designer, Stage Manager and Teacher. Visit www.iamjlj.com for more details.

Richard Pletcher (Executive Producer) founded Amish Acres with his father LaVern in 1968. The Amish farm was preserved and restored and is now listed in The National Register of Historic Places. Following a one year experiment in dinner-theatre with George Bledsoe in 1971, he added musical theatre to the interpretation of the historic farm by producing Plain and Fancy in the Locke Township Meeting House in 1986. It moved to The Round Barn Theatre in 1991. The play has been running for 27 consecutive years having surpassed 3,700 performances before audiences of over 355,000 people. Plain and Fancy’s Tony Award® winning author Joseph Stein and Tony Award® winning composer Albert Hague have attended Plain and Fancy at Amish Acres.

At Joseph Stein’s urging, Amish Acres became a regional musical repertory theatre in 1996 with the addition of five shows in rotation with Plain and Fancy each season. Amish Acres has now produced over one hundred Broadway musicals and The Round Barn Theatre stage is named for and dedicated to Joseph Stein. Seven of Mr. Stein’s musicals have been produced on his stage, including Plain and Fancy, Fiddler on the Roof, The Baker’s Wife, and Zorba, plus staged readings of Take Me Along, Rags and a second stage production of Enter Laughing

In October of 2006, Dick and his wife Susan were guests of Joseph and Elisa Stein in New York City for the York Theatre’s Mufti Series production of Plain and Fancy, the last in a month long, three show festival of Stein’s work that included Take Me Along and Carmelina. Artistic Director James Morgan recognized Amish Acres’ 20 year production of Plain and Fancy in the program and in his introductions from the stage. The Pletcher’s and Jeremy Littlejohn attended the York’s presentation of the Oscar Hammerstein Lifetime Achievement Award in Musical Theatre to Joseph Stein in November of 2007.  Stein was further inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame in February of 2008. He passed away in 2010 and the Joseph Stein Memorial Fund was created to provide free season tickets for children.

Tom Slavey (Technical Director) was born and raised in Bremen, Indiana.  Upon graduation from Bremen High School, Tom moved to Los Angeles to pursue and enhance his love of music.  While in California, he learned carpentry, and started his own Construction business, while playing his music at night in the clubs of Hollywood and Orange County.  He moved back to Indiana to be of service to his immediate family, and to start his own.

 

amish acresJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Theme Dinners:September 12, October 17

Feast or Famine

Soup
Cream Chicken

Appetizer
Royal Crown of Crabmeat Mold
Jalepeno Popper Spread
Baked Spinach Dip in Bread Bowl

Salad
Salad of Many Colors Mixd Greens and Amish Acres Dressings

Bread
The Baker's Chaiiah Sheaves of Wheat Bread

Entrees
Nile River Salmon Shepard's Pie

Pasta
Tri-Color Rotini and Red Peppers with Garlic and Oil

Vegetables
Corn Cassarole
Tim Rice Supreme

Desserts
One More Angel Food Cake
Multi Colored Jello Blues Berry Pie
Ruth's Famous Crème Brule'

Beverages
Well Water in Golden Cup
Iced Tea
Lemonade
Coffees
Round Barn Craft Beers (extra charge)
Round Barn Wines (extra charge)

 

Theme Dinner reservations required. 
For reservations call (800) 800-4942.