FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chandler Davis, Artistic Director
Thalian Association Community Theatre
Andrew Lloyd Webber Pop Sensation Comes to Main Stage Thalian Hall
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
WILMINGTON, NC – GO, GO, GO Joseph! Get ready to clap and sing along with one of Broadway’s most beloved shows! Thalian Association Community Theatre will open the third show of their 2018-19 Season, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on February 8 at historic Thalian Hall. This Broadway party will feature a cast of forty Wilmington community members as well as a children’s choir. Veteran stage director Mike Thompson (9 to 5, The Addams Family, Young Frankenstein) will direct and local actress and dance instructor Samantha Ray Mifsud will choreograph. The show will also feature Thalian Association Community Theatre Executive Director Susan Habas as Potiphar’s Wife and marks her Thalian Hall main stage debut as a performer.
Joseph is written by famed composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and is told entirely through song with the help of a main character The Narrator, played by Wilmington newcomer Georgie Simon. The musical follows preferred son Joseph who while imprisoned in Egypt, discovers his ability to interpret dreams. Joseph soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. This magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door”.
Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program was created in 1979 to offer training and performance opportunities for children age seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature.