Lights, music, dancing: Action
Published 11:24 am Wednesday, July 23, 2008
By By Adrienne McKenzie
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts are putting on the final touches of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which they will perform tomorrow through this weekend at W.S. Neal High School in Brewton.
Sherrill said she expects a big audience at the GECA event.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” was composed in 1976. It will take the audience back in time to ancient Israel and Egypt in a blaze of color, according to Sherrill. There will be plenty of lights, music and dancing in the performance.
GECA performers began practicing for the production in the beginning of June. Atmore native Perry Jones will play the lead role of “Joseph.” Ellen Johnson along with Sherrill will narrate the show.
Other characters will include “Pharaoh,” played by ex-off-Broadway actor John Mascaro of Walnut Hill, Fla.; the Rev. Mike McMorris will play “Potiphar” and Kris Woods will play “Mrs. Potiphar.” “Jacob” will be played by Norman Boyd. There are a number of other actors and actresses in the performance, including a children’s ensemble. Phil Johnson will direct the show.
GECA will perform “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. nightly and Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Each performance will be at W.S. Neal High School in the auditorium.
Adult tickets are $8 apiece and children 12 and under will be admitted for $6 apiece.
For more information or tickets, call Phil Johnson at 368-3899 or Sherrill at 294-3555 or visit the GECA Web site at www.gecarts.com.