Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Theater for Hope performed Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in April 2022 at Hope on Houston in Sherman, TX.
Tickets cost $10 each. All proceeds have gone to help fund further projects for the Children's Chorus of Greater North Texas and Theater For Hope.
Don’t miss this AMAZING and TECHNICOLOR production about the Bible story of JOSEPH and his DREAMCOAT!
Thanks to our amazing sponsors for making this production possible!
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Dreams Do Come True for Theater For Hope with JOSEPH at Hope on Houston
As the Narrator sings in the prologue for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT as written by Tim Rice in collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber back in 1969,
"Some folks dream of the wonders they’ll do before their time on this planet is through. Some just don’t have anything planned, they hide their hopes and their heads in the sand. I don’t say who is wrong, who is right. If by chance you are here for the night, then all I need is an hour or two to tell the tale of a dreamer like you.”
We all dream, but sometimes we don’t remember or understand what our dreams are all about. Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob from the Bible, is one such dreamer who was shown how to interpret dreams as told through song in the operetta of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Composed originally for a school chorus at the request of a family friend of Lloyd Webber, the work met with unexpected success and later, as an expanded stage show, became a smash hit in the United Kingdom and, eventually, across the globe. Theater For Hope has been given permission to perform JOSEPH through Concord Theatricals and The Really Useful Group Limited.
Webster Crocker, director for Theater For Hope, is one such dreamer who had a dream about a place that provides a safe, diverse, and inviting environment where the youth of our community can learn and develop their skills and interests in the theater and performing arts. That place that Webster dreamed about is Hope on Houston where he has been fortunate to partner with the Children’s Chorus of Greater North Texas and Heidi Scheibmeir, the Art Club Studio and Shelley Shurtleff, Leandra Williams, Tom Bryson, and Gail Utter.
Theater For Hope is currently working on their second musical show at Hope on Houston with their first September of 2021, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, and their second JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to premiere April 7, 8, 9 at 7 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. at 901 E. Houston in Sherman, TX.
Theater For Hope held auditions for JOSEPH on February 15 and 16 and has a cast of 35 to be accompanied by an 8-member live orchestra consisting of Timothy Jenkins (Keyboard), Pam Hamer (Keyboard), Reese Brentzel (Clarinet/Alto Sax), Pat Brentzel (Flute/Soprano Sax), Meg Joiner (Flute), Amy Shojai (Cello), Junar Ortega (Bass), Frank Steele (Drums/Percussion) led by Tom Bryson as conductor. Heidi Scheibmeir is playing a dual role by teaching the music to the cast and portraying a co-Narrator. Leandra Williams has choreographed many wonderful, show-stopping dance numbers, and Shelley Shurtleff leads a costume crew of Hannah Horsley, Hisae Shaw, Irene Gunnels, Tina Ross, and Logan Shurtleff to make the show sparkle with color.
The cast consists of Heidi Scheibmeir and Rebekah Martin as the co-Narrators. Jacob and his twelve sons are portrayed by: Scott Horsley (Jacob), Leah Martin (Reuben), Nicholas Williams (Simeon), Alex Nield (Levi), Caleb Crocker (Napthali/Pharaoh), Brennan Burton (Isaachar), Hugo Govea (Asher/Potiphar), Leo Lao (Dan), Andrea Bryson (Zebulun/Butler), Michael Rund (Gad), Mattie Scheibmeir (Benjamin/Baker), Tevan Collins (Judah), and Colman Scheibmeir (Joseph).
The cast also consists of a Women’s and Youth Chorus: Alivia Bryson, Emma Crocker, Ella Farris, Agnes Gunnels, Miriam Gunnels, Brooklyn Holley, Faith Horsley (Mrs. Potiphar), Amelia Jackson, Morgan Mount, Allie Newtown, Cameron Pearce, Madelynn Rivera, Julia Rund, Anna Shaw, Miriam Scheibmeir, Emma Schrodt, Avery Tollison, Ellie Tollison, Avery Williams, and Sarah Williams.
Many of the cast members are also members of the Children’s Chorus of Greater North Texas and the Grads Chorus that meets at Hope on Houston every Monday night.
Transforming the old sanctuary of Key Memorial Methodist Church into the event venue Hope on Houston complete with a stage, lights, and sound has taken a labor of love by not only Gail Utter the owner of the venue, but the artistic and community organizations that operate there and call it home.
Fulfilling Theater For Hope’s Dream production of JOSEPH, the director would like to thank these sponsors and contributors: Markl and Sons Heating and Cooling, AmeriState Bank, Stokes and Carter Orthodontics, Texoma Medical Center, Eric Foster in Honor of Judy Sloan, Les and Susan McConnell, and Gail Utter and Hope on Houston.
Tickets for JOSEPH will be $10 each and go on sale through the website www.theaterforhope.com beginning Monday, March 28. Seating will be limited and in an open configuration.
Now, to finish the next verse of the Narrator’s prologue,
“We all dream a lot—some are lucky, some are not, but if you think it, want it, dream it, then it’s real. You are what you feel.”
HOPE to see you at JOSEPH!