Greater Escambia Council for the Arts perform for ‘great’ crowd

Published 12:01 pm Wednesday, July 30, 2008

By By Adrienne McKenzie
The Greater Escambia Council for the Arts performed “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” for area residents last week and throughout the weekend at W.S. Neal High School in Brewton.
Sherrill said she was pleased with how many individuals made the drive from Atmore to W.S. Neal for the show.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” was composed in 1976. It took the audience back in time to ancient Israel and Egypt in a blaze of color, according to Sherrill. There was 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 played the lead role of “Joseph.” Ellen Johnson along with Sherrill narrated the show.
Other characters included “Pharaoh,” played by ex-off-Broadway actor John Mascaro of Walnut Hill, Fla.; the Rev. Mike McMorris played “Potiphar” and Kris Woods played “Mrs. Potiphar.” “Jacob” was played by Norman Boyd. There were a number of other actors and actresses in the performance, including a children’s ensemble. Phil Johnson directed the show.
Sherrill said auditions for the next GECA performance will be held in September. The next performance is tentatively scheduled to be “Steel Magnolias.”
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