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GECA preps for upcoming play

By By Chandler Myers
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts (GECA) will be performing “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” beginning July 25 at W.S. Neal High School in East Brewton.
GECA publicity director Kate Sherrill said there are no spoken words with everything including singing and music accompaniment.
She added it is a biblical story that follows the life of Joseph, his brothers and the Pharaoh.
In following the life of Joseph the play starts with him being sold into slavery in Egypt and moves to when he overthrows the Pharaoh.
Sherrill said there are only two main characters in the play with one being Joseph and the other the Pharaoh.
She added that Perry Jones plays Joseph and John Mascaro is the Pharaoh.
Sherrill and Owen Johnson will narrate “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Phil Johnson is directing the opera.
There will be two other performances with one being on July 26 at an unspecified time and the last being a matinee on July 27 at 2 p.m.
For more information call GECA at 368-3899.