OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – Following on the heels of last year’s vibrant production of Seussical, Oklahoma Christian University is presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat as the annual Homecoming Musical Nov. 7-9.
Each of the three performances will begin at 8 p.m. in OC’s Hardeman Auditorium. Tickets cost $15, with discounts for groups, senior citizens and OC students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased online (click here) or on weekdays at the OC Box Office or by calling (405) 425-5540.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice co-wrote Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a musical that is suitable for all ages. Through the course of the story, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. The musical is set to an engaging variety of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop, and rock and roll.
The production features 67 cast members; 24 are students from OC’s music and theater departments, 40 are children from the surrounding community, including children of OC faculty and staff members, and three are OC faculty members.
Dr. Jim Baird, professor of Bible and philosophy and the director of OC’s Honors Program, is playing Jacob. Dr. Matt McCook, professor of history, is playing Pharaoh. Dr. Kyle Pullen, associate professor of music, is playing Potiphar.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be directed by 1998 OC graduate Chad Anderson, conducted by OC professor of music Dr. John Fletcher and choreographed by OC adjunct faculty Barbara Berard.
“This musical is the Biblical story of Joseph told with engaging modern music and involving a huge cast of OC faculty, students and children from the community,” said Phil Reagan, associate professor of communications and theater. “It is a perfect show for the OC family and the Oklahoma City community.”
The musical highlights a full weekend of Homecoming activities at Oklahoma Christian. A complete schedule is available at www.oc.edu/homecoming.