Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Music Theatre Wichita continues its 43rd summer season this week with the third of its five large-scale productions, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's first show, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Directed and choreographed by the husband and wife team of Lyndy Franklin Smith and Jeromy Smith, the production stars Ian Patrick Gibb (three-year veteran of "Les Mis" tour, and soon to appear in Disney's "Hunchback of Notre Dame" at La Jolla Playhouse) as Joseph, and Darcie Roberts ("Curtains," "Crazy for You," "Aida," "Busker Alley") as the Narrator, with Nicholas F. Saverine ("Phantom of the Opera," "Les Mis") as Jacob and Potiphar, and recent University of Michigan graduate Ryan Vasquez as the Pharaoh.
Thomas W. Douglas is musical director, keyboardist and conductor, and other artistic collaborators include set designer J Branson, costume designers Shawn-Adrian DeCou and Amber Creasser, hair and wig designer Alena Sellers, sound designer Josh Gordon, and lighting designer David Neville.
The show opened Wednesday July 9, and continues through July 13. More information can be found at www.MTWichita.org.
Photo Credit: Christopher Clark
Title character Joseph (Ian Patrick Gibb) magically appears, singing 'Any Dream Will Do' to an enthralled 36-member childrenâ€™s chorus.
Joseph (Ian Patrick Gibb) loves his coat of many colors.
Josephâ€™s brothers are jealous of his fine attire. Standing, from left to right, Tanner Pflueger, Alexander H. Miller, Julian Ramos, Wonza Johnson, Kevin Clay, Daryl Tofa, Matthew Borchers; kneeling, Michael Graceffa, Caleb Dicke, Jacob Chancellor)
Country-western brother Levi (Jacob Chancellor) falsely tells Jacob that his favorite son has been killed.
Broadway veteran Darcie Roberts, as the mysterious Narrator, spins the tale of Joseph and his Coat of Many Colors.
With scenic design by J Branson, and lighting by David Neville, the Pharaohâ€™s palace is quite a spectacular place.
The Pharoah (Ryan Vasquez) emphatically believes that 'Itâ€™s good to be the King.'
The brothers and Jacob (Nicholas F. Saverine, center) become inexplicably French as they remember 'Those Canaan Days.'
Mr. and Mrs. Potiphar (Nicholas F. Saverine and Brooke Lacy) kiss and during a colorful Megamix.
The cast celebrates a Megamix, bathed in lighting by David Neville.
The showâ€™s musical score gets contemporary treatment during the Megamix.