December 9-22, 2011
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
By Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice 
Friday & Saturday Nights at 8pm
Saturday December 10 & 17 at 2pm
Sunday December 11 & 18 at 2pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday Dec. 20-22 at 8pm

Tickets: $25 adults/$20 students/seniors/educators

For the 2011 holiday season SecondStory is proud to present an all-ages production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This uplifting musical for the whole family tells the Biblical story of Joseph found in the book of Genesis. Joseph is the favorite son of Jacob, but his siblings resent the attention Jacob showers upon him as well as his coat of many colors. Joseph's brothers devise a plot to sell him into slavery, and eventually the favored son finds himself in jail. However, Joseph’s interpretation of the Pharaoh’s dreams wins him the admiration of the all-powerful leader, and soon Joseph is one of the most powerful men in Egypt. After his brothers come to Egypt to seek the Pharaoh’s help, Joseph ultimately reunites with his family, and forgives them for their wrongdoing. Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber incorporates a diversity of musical styles into Joseph’s score including catchy parodies of French ballads, Elvis inspired rock and roll, country western, 1920’s Charleston, reggae & a disco mega mix. This powerful story of family, faith, hope and love teaches us of the healing power of forgiveness and that “any dream will do.”

From the TPS 2012 Gregory Awards nominating process:

"I thought the costumes were very good. and again it's a small space - the choreography was very good, also. I enjoyed this production!"

"Dancing was well executed. Very True to the spirit of 1968."

"Choreographer deserves recognition. Very tight production numbers. Weather well directed or just a good acting, Baily Dare, caught my attention in a good way The Children's Chorus was spot on! In tune and made the show a pleasure to see and hear. This production is excellent"

MEET THE CAST

Erin Sprow (Narrator) is delighted to make her SSR debut in Joseph!  Other favorite roles include: Sister Mary Hubert in Nunsense (Driftwood), Gertrude McFuzz in Seussical (SMT); Dallas in Sister Cities (ECS); Mama Noah in Children of Eden (CLO); Sugar Dudack in Route 66 (Village Festival); guest artist in the reoccurring showcase New Voices (Contemporary Classics); and the workshop readings of Iron Curtain and Saint Heaven (Village Theatre Originals).  Thank you to the SSR production team and the cast.  Love to friends, family and Evan for their unyielding love and support!

Bo Mellinger (Joseph) is thrilled to make his debut at SSR with this amazing cast and crew. All it took to get to Seattle was graduating from AMDA-New York in 2008 and touring nationally with the Boston chamber theater company for two seasons. Since then, he's done a handful of productions, ranging from a farce in a bar (Puss 'n Boots - Jewel Box Theatre) to new musical works (The King's proposal - Seattle musical theatre; Pick-Up Artist - quiet Productions). You might have seen him tapping and skating in SMT's "The Drowsy Chaperone" as Robert Martin or singing high C's in the Seattle Men's Chorus holiday show "GLEE". He is also an avid video game player (MarioKart Wii, among many others) and may or may not be obsessed with his French bulldog, Bernadette Peters. All my love to Justin and Kaitlin for their unending support! Go, go, go, Boseph! ...I mean, JOSEPH!!

Zach Barr (Brother) Recent productions include Much Ado About Nothing (Don John) at RHS and Oliver! (Fagin) at Studio East. He has also performed at Village, The Attic, Whidbey Children’s Theatre, and more. Thanks to Troy, Kim, Jen, the family, and the entire production team.

John Kelleher (Jacob) couldn’t be more delighted to return to SecondStory Repertory for this most amazing of productions. Joseph marks John’s third production at SSR. Recent performances include: The Chairman in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Underling in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Old Deuteronomy in CATS. John’s day job is that of Elementary Music Specialist in the Lake Washington School District. He would like to say thank you: to Troy and Kim for their confidence, to Larry for his love and support, and to Jack Kelleher, his Dad, to whom he dedicates these performances.

Bobby Temple (Butler/Brother) Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat marks Bobby's third production with SSR.  He has been an actor, director and a choreographer for four years in the Seattle theater community.  Bobby has also worked with A Contemporary Theatre, Balagan Theatre, ArtsWest, SecondStory Repertory, The Merc Playhouse, Theatre Machine and others.  He is a graduate of Seattle University and the American Conservatory Theatre's S.T.C. in San Francisco.

Anthony Pallozzi (Brother) A native of New York, Anthony is excited to be making his first appearance on the SecondStory stage. Favorite roles; Frank'N'Furter in "The Rocky Horror Show", Harry Houdini in "Ragtime", Lucky in "Dames at Sea". Thanks to his friends and family for all their love and support.

Matthew Gilbert (Brother) Is so excited to be back on stage at SecondStory Rep with such a awesome cast! Last time he was here, Matthew was in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing as Don John/Dogberry.  Recent theater credits include: The Complete Works of Willim Shakespeare(abridged) Stone Soup Theater and Caesar in Antony & Cleopatra with GreenStage.  Matthew would like to take a moment to thank the staff of SecondStory Rep for their tremendous hard work they do everyday. To Mark, Corey and Jen, you guys are amazing! Matthew would also like to thank his friends and family for their support of love through his theater adventures, and of course Millie for being the best friend and partner a guy could ever have. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Justin Carrell (Brother) is a US Naval Academy alumni, and entertained shipmates for years aboard his submarine. He moved to Washington in 2006 and has been performing locally since.  His favorite roles include Sid in The Pajama Game, Frederick in Pirates of Penzance, and Bobby in Company.  Justin was last seen at SMT as Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods.  He thanks the cast, friends old and new, for this great experience.

Andrew Murray (Brother) is thrilled to be back at SecondStory and working with
this team.  Previous SSR credits include Alexander in Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and Harriet’s Halloween Candy.  He has also had the privilege to work at Book-It, Seattle Opera, Open Circle, Balagan, and Seattle Musical Theatre.  Special thanks to CD, friends, and family for all their help.

Alana Peters (Ensemble) is excited for her SSR debut! She is a graduate of WWU and has recently returned from an internship with the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York. Trained at PNB and School of Ballet Chicago, she has performed lead roles in works by Martha Graham and Trisha Brown. She was last seen in the local theater scene in West Side Story at the 5th Avenue Theatre.

Dan Posluns (Potiphar) is thrilled to be sharing the stage with such a talented cast and crew. He is a member of the Seattle Theatresports ensemble, and can be seen performing comedy improv at the Intiman Theatre most weekends that he isn't in a show like this one. He has had the privilege of being in a large number of great productions in the Seattle area, recently including here at SecondStory as Douglas Panch in Putnam County Spelling Bee. Love to Elizabeth and thanks to Troy for his patience with my lack of dexterity.

Kyle Traver (Brother) is thrilled to be making his debut at SecondStory with Joseph... Dreamcoat. He was most recently seen onstage in SMT's The Drowsy Chaperone and the world premiere of The King's Proposal. Favorite shows include Footloose (Ren McCormack), Joseph... (Joseph) and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Kyle also does film acting as well as film and theatrical hair and makeup. When not performing, you can find Kyle designing hair at Helio Hair Studio in Seattle.

Daniel Arteaga (Benjamin) Graduated from the American Musical Dramatic Academy, LA, in 2009. He is currently attending college and working on shows in his spare time. Credits include Grease with the Carlson theater, The X-ecutioner with Ultimate improve in LA, and The Spitfire Grill with the VillageTheatre. Daniel loves outdoor activities such as hiking, soccer, and snowboarding. He's is grateful to God whom has blessed him with the opportunity to work with such ambitious directors and talented performers.

Sean O’Bannon (Pharaoh) You may have seen Sean in SecondStory Rep’s productions of Bat Boy and Christmas Cabaret.  This is his third show with SSR and he is delighted to be returning.  He has performed at several theaters around town including ReAct, ArtsWest, Redwood Theatre, SIS Productions and Village Theatre.  Some of his favorite shows include Joseph, The Normal Heart, Assassins, Into the Woods, School House Rock, Bye- Bye Birdie, The Seven Year Itch and Mame with Toni Tennille. 

Charles Ivan Gift (Brother) Charles was last seen on stage here as Frog in A Year With Frog and Toad.  Charles is a versatile actor and technician who has been seen on stage for Seattle Musical Theater, Phoenix Theater, SecondStory Repertory, and Greg Thompson Productions. Charles moved out here a few years ago from Eastern Washington where he has worked as a technician and actor for several years. Charles holds a BA in Theater from Gonzaga University, where he last did Joseph playing same role but that was way, way back, many centuries ago. LOVE TO MEGHAN!

Kimberly McFerron (Potiphar's Wife/Dance Captain): SSR debut! Seattle credits include Sundays at Tiffany's (Village Theatre), The Magic Flute (Seattle Opera), The Drowsy Chaperone (Seattle Musical Theatre). Regional favorites include Gypsy, Church, Midsummer..., As You Like It and Agnes of God. AMDA NY grad. Huge thanks to Troy and Kim! Another adventure with Curly and Squish.

Elizabeth Oyama (Ensemble) is new to Seattle's theater community and is very excited to be performing with SSR.  She recently moved to the west coast from Spokane, where she recently finished degrees in both music education and vocal performance.  This past summer, she was seen as Eliza Doolittle in Leavenworth Summer Theater's production of "My Fair Lady," as well as their productions of "The Sound of Music" (Sister Sophia) and "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (swing). Other favorite roles include Nikki Harris (Curtains), Tess (Crazy for You), and Anne (A Little Night Music).

Christina Masson (Ensemble) is thrilled to be performing at SSR after previously stage managing A Year With Frog And Toad and The Princess And The Pea.  Most recently she performed with Leavenworth Summer Theatre in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and My Fair Lady.  She's thrilled to be performing in Joseph... for a third time, and hopes you love the show just as much as she does!

MEET THE APPRENTICE COMPANY

Nora DeWater (Apprentice Company) is fifteen, and a freshman at Redmond High. She was last seen in SecondStory Rep’s teen production of Working! She would like to thank all of her extremely supportive friends and family, and the very talented cast.

Bella Mancini (Apprentice Compnay) 15, is thrilled to be in her second show at SSR. Other shows include Working (Housewife and other supporting roles), Peter Pan (Chorus), Beauty and the Beast (Mrs. Potts), Once On This Island (Mama Euralie), and Willy Wonka Jr. (Willy Wonka). She is thrilled to work with such amazing cast members and directors. Bella would like to thank her parents for all of their support and the directors for putting this spectacular show together.

Lauren Worthington (Apprentice Company) has been involved with SecondStory's teen productions since 2006, and has loved every single one! She is very excited to be a part of her first mainstage here at SecondStory. She also has appeared in productions at Bothell and Woodinville High School. Joseph is one of her all-time favorite musicals, and she hopes that you will enjoy the show!

MEET THE CHILDREN'S CHOIR

Bailey Dare (Children's Chorus/Featured Child) makes her mainstage debut with Joseph. She was last seen in Bellevue Country Day School's riveting production of The Little Red Hen, starring as The Fox! Since watching Cats with her mother last summer, she's become something of an Andrew Lloyd Weber buff and can recognize his style most everywhere. She thanks Dad, Mom and Ellie for all of the support and help learning her music. 

Emy Scott (Children’s Chorus) Age 9, is THRILLED to be back for her third production at SecondStory Repertory! Favorite past roles include Dove (Children of Eden) and Becky the cheerleader (Dear Edwina Jr.).  She started acting at age 7 when she was cast as Annie in It’s a Hard Knock Life at The Little School. She would like to thank Kelly for her great coaching, her parents, and last but not least, The Squolf!

Eric McIntosh (Children’s Chorus) Eric is happy to make his SecondStory Repertory debut in this wonderful production. Previously, he has performed as The Artful Dodger in Oliver! at Twelfth Night Productions, Michael in Peter Pan at Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT), and the understudy for Isaac in Getting Near to Baby at SCT. He has also enjoyed appearing in Summer Season Productions at SCT including Mulan Jr., Seussical Jr., Alice In Wonderland, and Ernie’s Incredible Illucinations. Thank you for coming.

Krista Geiger (Children’s Chorus) Age 12, is a seventh grader at The Bear Creek School in Redmond where she sings in the choir. As a rec-opt gymnast at Emerald City Gymnastics Academy in Redmond, Krista has sung “The Star Spangled Banner” for several gymnastics meets. Previous roles include “Sally” in Charlie Brown Christmas and “Mrs. TeaVee” in Willy Wonka, Jr. Being in Joseph is a dream come true. Thanks to Kim Maguire for helping me with my voice and to my family.

James Cherenzia (Children’s Chorus) is 12 yrs old, currently residing in Sammamish.  He has had title roles in several G&S productions, such as HMS Pinafore, The Sorcerer, and Princess Ida, performing with the VCGSRC in So. Cal.  James has also participated in several local theater film roles, ranging from ‘ensemble’ to ‘Peter’ in The Witch Academy (YAE), Danny Zucko in Grease (CATS), and Dandy Dan in Bugsy Malone Jr. (CCT).  His film credits include Sam in Child’s Play (Inner City Filmmakers) and John in Vigilance (UCLA).  James would like to give a big thanks to the cast and crew, for their encouragement and endorsement of fun!

Kaelyn Melrose (Children’s Chorus) This is Kaelyn's first professional theater experience.  She has participated in a few after school productions including Annie, Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz.  She is currently a 7th grade student at Stella Schola Middle School. In her spare time, Kaelyn enjoys hanging out with friends and creating art.  She would like to thank SSR for this exciting opportunity.

Evan Martyn (Children’s Chorus) is a fun-filled kid who attends Explorer Community School. He likes to play Legos, ride his bike and works on computers. He lives in an old farmhouse with his sister, mom, dad, dog Crackers and his cat Panda.

Isabelle Lund (Children’s Chorus) Isabelle is excited to be a part of the choir in Joseph. This will be Izzy's third opportunity at theater. She has had roles in two of Emily Dickinson Elementary's productions, Just So Stories as Jill, a kingsmen and a turnip green and in Yeh-Shen as the mean selfish stepsister. Isabelle loves to act, to write songs, and to sing, especially for her school choir directed by John Kelleher (also a part of this cast.) Isabelle dedicates her performance to her supportive family and her Great Grandma Marjorie for passing down her love of theater gene.

Sara Anderson (Children’s Chorus) 12, attends Rose Hill Junior High. She loves singing, sailing with her family, soccer, lacrosse, and hanging out with friends. Some of her favorite roles are Pippi in Pippi Longstocking and Madeline in Madeline's Christmas at Youth Theatre Northwest, and the Newsboy in Working at SecondStory Rep.  She is excited to be in a mainstage show at SSR!

MEET THE BAND

Kimberly Dare (Music Director/Piano/Conductor) is amazed at the cast and crew of Joseph…! Previous shows include: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog (Balagan Theatre at ACT); Evil Dead the Musical (ArtsWest), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Contemporary Classics/RK Productions), I Love You Because (Centerstage Theatre), A...My Name Will Always Be Alice (Redwood Theatre), Gutenberg! The Musical! (Arts West), Nietzsche! The Musical (RK Productions) and Full Monty (Balagan), New Voices 7 & 8 (Contemporary Classics).  You can see Kim’s work next at Balagan with the Regional Premiere of Spring Awakening.  Thank you to Bailey and Adam.  

Zac Stowell (Drummer) is very happy to be working with this great band, cast, and crew! After receiving a BFA in theater from Cornish College of the Arts, Zac began working for the theater in a more rhythmic capability, and hasn't looked back yet (though he has dropped a few sticks... at high speed... at Kim's face). Past credits: Dr. Horrible... (Balagan), Evil Dead! The Musical (ArtsWest), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Village KidStage).  Hear him again in Balagan's production of Spring Awakening.  Love and thanks to family, Kim, and especially Diana.

Greg Derk (Reeds) As an active theater musician, Greg performs regularly in the Puget Sound area on Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone. Past favorite shows include: The Rocky Horror Show (ArtsWest); Wild Party, Chess, and Sweeney Todd (MSTT); Two productions of 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee(SecondStory and Contemporary Classics/RK Productions).  Much love to Stacey.

Greg Bagley (Bass) is a freelance bassist in the Seattle area and studied music at Cornish College of the Arts. Greg has played with a number of musical theater groups in the area, including productions of RENT, Curtains, and Guys and Dolls (Tacoma Musical Playhouse), Neitzsche! The Musical (RK Productions), Rocky Horror (UW and ArtsWest), Reefer Madness (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Bumbershoot, and Hempfest), Dr. Horrible (Balagan and ACT) and Lovetanic & Goin' Steady (Wing-It). He has also worked with the Fisher Ensemble, an experimental Opera group, since 2008.

 



 
   

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