Steamboat Springs High School presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
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What: Steamboat Springs High School production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
When: 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Steamboat Springs High School, 45 Maple Street
Cost: $12 for adults, $10 for students or $5 for students with an activity pass, $20 for reserved seats
Steamboat Springs — The biblical story of Joseph is coming to musical, bright life this week at Steamboat Springs High School, where students will perform their interpretation of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
The entirely sung-through musical follows the biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors, his jealous brothers and a group of colorful dancing wives in a story told by two narrators.
Students take the stage at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 Maple Street.
“It is based on the story about Joseph from the Bible, but it’s kind of a funky twist,” said Mollie Heil, the show’s stage manager and a junior at the high school.
The show incorporates song and plenty of dance, with jazz, tap, ballet and western influences becoming apparent just a few scenes into the first act.
Seniors McKendrey McGown and Caroline Wilson put together choreography for the show, which was a fast, fun process, they said.
“It was a great opportunity,” said McGown, who was lead choreographer. “It’s awesome to see people try and try and then get it.”
McGown said she’s been dancing and acting since she was 5 years old, and performing in plays at the high school since she was in seventh grade — this show is her tenth.
“It’s hard to believe it was choreographed by high school students,” said Charlie Tisch, a senior who plays Joseph. “It’s all very original.”
Some students were beginning dancers, while others have years of experience and training in ballet, modern and jazz dancing, McGown said.
This play is unique for the high school, as students from district elementary and middle schools and Heritage Christian School are also cast in the production, according to director and high school theater teacher Jamie Oberhansly.
About 60 students are cast, including ensemble singers and dancers, Oberhansly said.
Students credited Oberhansly for revitalizing the theater program at the high school.
“Ms. O has put so much time into this, it’s going to be an amazing time for anyone who comes,” Tisch said.
Lights and music are a big part of the production, with a live band offstage and lighting designed by senior Jennifer Wilber, who is currently a national thespian conference finalist for her lighting design of a previous show.
Tickets for the show are $12 for adults, $10 for students or $5 for students with an activity pass, and reserved seats are $20. Tickets can be purchased at All That or the high school.
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