Go, Go, Go JosephSibley Theater Department pulls off Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat With Style.
By: Scribe Staff, Sibley Scribe
After a cancellation of the first show and a modified performance schedule, the Sibley Theater Department went way beyond expectations with their production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The first night, people had to be turned away there were so many. The auditorium was full for all three shows and people were standing against the back walls. In addition to the more than forty Sibley cast members and crew, there were approximately forty elementary students from the district.
The musical follows the story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis in the Bible. Joseph’s brothers are jealous of him because their father is obviously fondest of Joseph who is destined to rule over them. The brothers sell Joseph to Egypt as a slave. Later, Pharoah comes to rely on Joseph to interpret his dreams, and Joseph becomes a trusted number to Pharoah. Due to a famine, the brothers are forced to seek out the prince who is actually their brother, Joseph. Joseph tests his brothers to see if they are still the people who sold him, or if they have grown to be better people. When they prove to be better people than Joseph left behind, there is a happy reunion.
Dann Hurlbert directed Sibley’s production of Joseph, and the role of Joseph was played by Billy Gleason. The narration was done by Hannah Kulus and Kirsten Haukness, and Pharoah was played by Anton Alvoid. Special appearances were also made by Mr. Christiansen and Mr. Killian.
The lead actors and supporting cast turned an interesting story into a monumental production, and the crew and techies pulled it all off seemingingly without a hitch. For a show with so many turns, dimensions and people, that’s no small accomplishment. Congratulations to the Theater Department!