Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Fond du Lac High School PAC
“How he loved his coat of many colors – it was red, yellow, green, brown, scarlet, black, ochre, peach, ruby, olive, violet, fawn, lilac, gold, chocolate, mauve, cream, crimson, silver, rose, azure, lemon, russet, grey, purple, white, pink, orange, and blue!” But you can get a glimpse yourself when you come to see Fond du Lac Community Theatre’s production of “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. This musical tells the story of Joseph as it is understood by a group of children who are hearing about Joseph from their teacher (the narrator in the show). It is through the imaginations of the children that the audience sees the story come to life. Approximately 40 singers and dancers plus a children’s chorus of 28 will appear in the production which opens Wednesday, July 7 at 7:30pm at the Fond du Lac High School PAC.
Even if you’ve seen this show in the past, you won’t want to miss it as there are many different artistic aspects to this show making it a unique experience. From the staging by director Todd Whittaker, to the snappy choreography tirelessly taught by Amy Edlefson, to the professional lighting design by Lisa & Michael Kimmel, to the colorful costumes created / coordinated by Cheryl DuBrava, to the solid set construction of Richard Wright and Mike Stahowiak, as well as the awesome Pharoah’s mask by Claudia Winland and Katherine Gilliland, you will be thoroughly entertained.
The lead role of Joseph is played by Kevin Edlefson of FdL who made his debut with FdLCT last summer in Fiddler on the Roof as Motel the tailor. The narrator of the show is played by Kim Berndt of Oshkosh. Kim was also seen last year in Fiddler as Tzeitel, the eldest daughter of Tevye. Both were also part of the Valentine show held in February. John Classen portrays the role of the Pharoah. John was last seen in FdLCT’s Christmas show as Mr. Macy. Bruce Miller who is new to FdL plays Potiphar, and Mrs. Potiphar is portrayed by Erin Gerred also of FdL. Three solo numbers are performed by Lyle Goebel, John Matysik, and Taylor Meiklejohn.
Jon Gilliland lends his musical talent with vocals as well as conducting the pit orchestra and Maggie Matysik provides piano accompaniment to the cast during rehearsals as well as productions.