Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Performs March 8th - 11th 2018

About the Show:  Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of the most enduring shows of all time. With a story line that is suitable for all audiences and catchy lyrics from vast musical styles, Joseph is performed hundreds of times each year through the US, UK and worldwide.

Synopsis from The Musical Company website: 

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after 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.”

 

Performances held at Robert Boeckman Middle School Auditorium (800 Denmark Ave, Farmington, MN 55024). This production runs approx. 2.5 hours with a 15 min. intermission and is appropriate for all ages.

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Tickets for the final performance of "Joseph" (March 11th at 2pm) will be available at the door beginning at 1:30pm.

Meet the Cast!

Narrator

played by Andrea Hofstad

Andrea is thrilled to be making her CCT debut! Andrea has been performing in some capacity for most of her life. When not on stage, Andrea is a dance instructor, piano instructor, pharmacy technician and busy mom of two preschool girls. Andrea would like to thank her family for motivating her to audition, and a special thanks goes out to her husband for putting up her with crazy schedule. This role has been Andrea's dream role since elementary school and she is grateful to CCT for giving her this opportunity.

Joseph

played by Caleb Hustedde

Caleb is thrilled to be returning for his second show with CCT! Getting to see Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ordway when he was 10 was one of his first introductions to musical theatre. Since then, he’s played Marcellus in The Music Man, Cosmo in Singin’ in the Rain Jr., A choir boy in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and about five different ensemble roles in The Little Mermaid - yeah, lot’s of costume changes! He’s beyond excited to be returning to the stage as Joseph for this crazy fun musical and has had a blast working with CCT friends and coordinators throughout the rehearsal process.

Rueben

played by Ryan Niedenthal

Ryan Niedenthal is thrilled to return for his second show with CCT! He has been in multiple productions as a sophomore at Rosemount High School. His most recent roles include Nikos Argitakos in Legally Blonde: The Musical, and a gargoyle in Eagan Community Theatre's Hunchback of Notre Dame. Besides acting, Ryan enjoys participating in other performing arts opportunities, in both concert band and jazz band. He would like to thank his family and friends for their support and CCT's cast and directors for being generally awesome.

Simeon (and Baker)

played by Joe Nickel

Joe is excited to be part of his 7th play with Children’s Castle Theater. After graduating from UMD in 2013, Joe has been in countless productions with several different theater companies. Some of his most memorable roles include Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, The Beast in Beauty & the Beast, and Drake in Honk! When Joe is not constantly getting involved in Plays, Joe is working full time as a mail carrier for the US Postal Service. Joe has met so many amazing new friends since getting involved in theater and does not plan on stopping any time soon.

Levi (and Butler)

played by Mark Christofel

Mark is excited to be appearing in his second show with CCT, the first having been Billy Elliot. Mark has been involved with musical theater most of his life and his favorite roles have been Will Parker in Oklahoma! and Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Mark would like to thank his family for all their support and the talented cast and crew that has brought this show to you!

Naphtali

played by Jeremy Sundheim

Jeremy is thrilled to return to CCT as one of Joseph's loving and supportive brothers. We really are great guys, though no one seems to notice. Favorite past roles include Miner and Posh Dad in CCT's Billy Elliot; Northbrook in Mary Poppins (Black Dirt Theater); Judge Hathorne in The Crucible (Locally Grown Theatre); and Society Max in Guys & Dolls (Black Dirt Theater). Jeremy can also be seen in Chill, a short film by Max Slocum, and ABC's In An Instant. A heartfelt thank you to my family, especially my wife, for supporting my passion.

Issachar (and Potiphar)

played by David Beck-O'Sullivan

David Beck-O'Sullivan is excited to return to CCT after playing Captain Fox in Beauty and the Beast this fall. This is David’s 6th production with CCT which includes playing Jackie Elliot in Billy Elliot and King Triton in The Little Mermaid. David studied theatre at the University of Minnesota before joining the CLIMB Theatre Company. David has also performed with The Minnesota Shakespeare Company bringing The Bard to a park near you. David loves making theatre a family affair and is thrilled to be sharing the stage with his wife, Kelly, and their youngest son, Liam.

Ahser

played by Michael Burns

Michael first caught the acting bug at age 7 as the Grand Vizier in CCT's Arabian Knights. By the time he graduated high school, he'd been in over 40 productions with CCT, Applause Community Theater, Giant Step, Northfield Arts Guild, and Farmington High School, and performed with the Metropolitan Boys Choir. More recently, Michael has been in 4 productions of the Dakota City Chautauqua and used his experience to lead group music and record for training and educational materials. It's been over 5 years since he's been on stage, and he's excited to return "home" to CCT!

Dan

played by Joshua Opseth

Joshua is extremely excited to be playing Dan in CCT's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. A graduate from high school and homeschooled for most of his time, he has participated in the ensemble of Annie and The Little Mermaid, the choir in The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as well as played the role of Mayor George Shinn in The Music Man. Outside of theater, Joshua loves playing piano and performing music. Him and his family have played for numerous fundraisers, nursing homes, and retirement villages and he would love to keep music with him throughout his life. 

Zebulon (and Pharoah)

played by Jesse Schmidt

Jesse cannot wait to take the stage in Joseph, one of his favorite musicals of all time! Jesse's first role was as a Farmer in CCT's 1995 production of Wind in the Willows. Since that time he has participated in numerous CCT and High School productions. Favorite roles include; Big Julie (Guys and Dolls), Super Duper (Homer Price), Kerchek (Disney's Tarzan) and Orrin - the dentist (Little Shop of Horrors). Jesse holds the record for the most CCT productions acted in by an individual at 25 shows. When not on stage, Jesse works as a swim coach and physical trainer.

Gad

played by Gabe Orlando

Gabriel has been a part of CCT since the 5th grade and has loved every second of it! Some previous roles include Skylights (Peter Pan), Woody (Finian’s Rainbow), Barnacles (Honk!), Galahad (King Arthur) and Fred (A Christmas Carol). Gabriel is now a Junior at Rosemount High School where he is a part of the choral program. He has enjoyed performing in productions with his family Joey (Judah), Kirsten (Wife), and Lexi (Villager) as well as the other cast mates he has developed relationships with over the years at CCT.

Benjamin

played by Vinny Vietti

Vincenzo (Call me Vinny) Vietti is excited to return to CCT and play Benjamin in the production of Joseph!  Vinny has been involved in many CCT productions and loves every minute of it!  Vinny recently finished playing Lefou in Farmington High School’s Beauty and the Beast, and continues to love being on stage to perform. Vinny spends his non-stage hours playing drums, involved in marching band, being a technician at Summit Church, and learning to drive! Vinny loves his family and his two dogs Cherry and Layla.

Judah

played by Joey Orlando

Joey played the youngest brother (Benjamin) in his high school's production of Joseph, and it is only 30 years later that he gets to recreate the experience. However, this time he will be one of the eldest of the brother cast members. In fact, this time his son Gabriel is also playing the role of a brother (Gad). Joey returns for his 7th consecutive season in a CCT winter musical. Last season he portrayed Sebastian the crab with a Jamaican accent in The Little Mermaid, and for this production he gets to revisit his Rastafarian side as the soloist in Benjamin Calypso.

Jacob

played by Scott Collings)

Scott is happy to be returning to the CCT stage this spring as Jacob (the dad) in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. On stage he plays the father to 11 sons but in real life, he will be sharing the stage with his daughter, Emily who is a member of the youth choir! Previous CCT productions that Scott has performed in with his two children include; Yo, Vikings! and Beauty and the Beast.

Potiphar's Wife (and Ensemble)

played by Azure Adler

Azure is ecstatic to return to the stage for her second production in 15 years! She found CCT this fall for Beauty and the Beast and now gets to share the stage with her children, (Aiden and Stella), for the first time ever! In her time off from theatre Azure has enjoyed playing poker, softball, volleyball, and raising her wonderful children! She also enjoys dealing blackjack at Canterbury Park and teaching gymnastics at Bodies in Motion. Now that Azure's kids have been bitten by the theatre bug, she's sure there won't be any long breaks from the stage ever again! 

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