The Weyauwega-Fremont Drama Club will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in the high school auditorium.
Tickets are available at the door and are $8 for adults and $5 for grades 12 and younger.
Those who buy tickets for both the Friday and Saturday evening performances may attend the Sunday matinee for free.
The door will open 30 minutes before each performance for the general admission seating.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” was the first major production for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
It uses the story of Jacob’s 12 sons, including his favorite, Joseph. The jealous brothers sell Joseph into slavery after trying to kill him, explained Carrie Gruman-Trinkner, the director of the W-F production.
Eventually, Joseph is used by the Egyptian pharaoh to save both his country and Joseph’s family.
“Webber experimented with various genres of music in the show from country and western to Calypso to rock to French Chasson,” Gruman-Trinker said. “We chose this show because of its rolicking fun which allows for silliness onstage. The music is also very accessible to young singers.”
The cast includes: Narrator, Kelsey Trinkner; Joseph, Dan Crist; Jacob, Aiden Trinkner; Reuben, Austin Bartel; Simeon, Andy Bork; Levi, Brandon Loehrke; Naphtali, Oliver Radtke; Issachar, Cody Chase; Asher, Logan Erdmann; Dan, Baily Volpel; Zebulon, Alex Bartel; Gad, Chris Martin; Benjamin, Joshua Travis Barnett; Judah, Alex Lederer; Hannah, Camryn Hintz; Simeon’s wife, Megan Young; Naomi, Mary Perket; Esther, Taylor Kester; Rebecca, Rabecka Danke; Sarah, Natasha Stemwedel; Ruth, Olivia Kester; Delilah, Nikki Lynn Koch; Potiphar, Brandon Loehrke; Mrs. Potiphar, Megan Young; Butler, Mary Perket; Baker, Taylor Kester; Pharaoh, Aiden Trinkner; and Potiphar’s servants, Cody Chase, Logan Erdmann Oliver Radtke.
The ensemble includes Travis Barnett, Alex Bartel, Austin Bartel, Andy Bork, Cody Chase, Rabecka Danke, Logan Erdmann, Camryn Hintz, Olivia Kester, Taylor Kester, Nikki Lynn Koch, Alex Lederer, Brandon Loehrke, Chris Martin, Mary Perket, Oliver Radtke, Natasha Stemwedel, Aiden Trinkner, Hannah Timm, Baily Volpel, Megan Young and Zakaria Zasoba.
The cast also includes a children’s chorus from the elementary and middle schools and a pit orchestra.
The children’s choir is made up of Saylor Alberts, Katelyn Beyersdorf, Renee Buhrow, Keira Dewilde, Jacob Forslind, Justin Forslind, Zayda Gerrits, Cora Lederer, Alicia Lederhaus, Alyssa Lider, Bobby Mohr, Kaylyn Mohr, Kherlington Mohr, Gabby Schaumberg, Hannah Timm and Natasha Timm.
Working with Gruman-Trinker are Amanda Loehrke, stage manager; Hannah Sroka, choreography; Mikaela Hintz, art designer; Sabrina Loehrke, scenic artist; Jon Michels, lights/sound manager; Audrey Vargas and Amanda Loehrke, lighting assistants; Karlie Grundman, crew.
The pit orchestra is being conducted by Andrew Schmidt and includes Mikaela Hintz, oboe; Sabrina Loehrke, flute; Katie McPeak, clarinet/aux percussion; Jenna Macijeski, clarinet/alto sax; Mike Kepler, trumpet; Adam Kasper, trombone; Noah Buhrow, tuba; Rebecca Kolonick, drumset; and Joni Radley, piano.