Bailiwick Chicago Theater Presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT January 28 – February 2, 2013 at Stage 773
It’s no ordinary cast! Dozens of competitors bid for roles in a professionally produced stage production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Bailiwick Chicago Theater’s annual Chicago Casting Auction. Now, they’re ready to take the stage for four performances only, January 31 – February 2, 2013 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, Joseph is co-directed by Bailiwick Chicago Executive Director Kate Garassino and Collective Member Christopher Pazdernik with music direction by Robert Ollis. Tickets are currently available at bailiwickchicago.com or by calling (773) 969-6201.
The cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat includes Jill Renn (Narrator), Rusty Rector (Joseph), Harvey Kaluzna (Pharoah), Amy Robbins (Rachel), Fran Kaluzna (Pharoah’s Queen), Larry D. Blust (Jacob), Myles Tobin (Potiphar), Nancy Studenroth (Mrs. Potiphar), John Drexiler (Baker), Herb Quinde (Butler), Barry O’Driscoll (Reuben), Paula Goedert (Simeon), Carol Christensen (Levi), Stuart Burstein (Naphtali), Wendy Istvanick (Issachar), Javid Madix (Asher), Denise Doherty (Dan), Linda Effinger Quinde (Zebulun), Peg Wander (Gad), Kim Klein (Benjamin) and Andy Lambros (Judah) with Ali Bazell, Ben Branda, Nigeria Brooks, McKennen Campbell, Jenna Dreixler, Luke Emano, Declan Fuller, Annie Goldenberg, Maria Harrigan, Deb Hayes, Scott Hildebrand, Lina Hinostroza, Nicholas Hong, Rory Kopplin, Lina Klak, Marcie Klestil, Laura Ladewski, Dylan Lainez, Tian Chen Luo, Diana Lynch, Bliss McMahon, Sawyer Mills, Penny Reynolds, Ariel Rodriguez, Emily Rodriguez, Leatrice Berman Sandler, Thomas Serges, Emily Smagacz, Niani Soto, Emmy Stanley, Joe Studenroth, Eileen Sweeney, Myles Tanzer, Khilah Turnipseed, Nora Winsberg and Bennett Van York III. Joseph also features a children’s chorus from Chicago’s Franklin Arts Center.
A family favorite for decades, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the story of a young man sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, but who rises to power in Egypt and manages to save his family’s lives. The narrator guides the story and colorful cast through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s family-friendly and eclectic score of pop music genres: from country western and disco to reggae and rock ‘n’ roll.
THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION
Bailiwick Chicago Theater’s annual Chicago Casting Auction is a unique opportunity for non-professionals to experience the thrill of being on stage in a professionally produced Chicago stage production. More than 50 roles were auctioned off during the October 27, 2012 event at Chicago’s Dank Haus German American Cultural Center Grand Ballroom, 4740 N. Western Ave. Contenders for leading and major supporting roles took the stage during the nail-biting live auction, often edged on by the crowd to show off their vocal and dancing talents. Additional supporting and chorus roles were won via silent auction. The event raised more than $50,000 for Bailiwick Chicago Theater programming.
The production team for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat includes: Megan Truscott (scenic design), Nicole Boylan (costume coordinator), Jo Mills (youth costume coordinator), Brian Hoehne (lighting design), Fernando Alvarez, Jr. (stage manager), Nick Barsuli (assistant stage manager), Melissa Young* (associate producer), Kevin McClintock (master carpenter), Nicole Malmquist (master electrician), Casi Maggio (youth choir co-director), Betsy Williams (youth choir co-director), Varris Holmes* (assistant director), Mark LeBeau* (assistant director/vocal coach) and Alex Heika (directing apprentice).
*Denotes Bailiwick Chicago Collective Member.
Musical Director: Robert Ollis
Musicians: Robert Ollis* (Keyboard I, Conductor), Mark LeBeau* (Keyboard II), Diane Hansen (Woodwinds) and Derek Fitting (Trumpet) and Deb Johnson (Bass Guitar) *Denotes Bailiwick Chicago Collective Member.
Curtain Times: Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 pm, Friday, February 1 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, February 2 at 2 pm matinee & Saturday February 2 at 7:30 pm
Tickets: Previews: $20. $15 children 12 & under.
Bailiwick Chicago is a non-profit professional company with a mission to produce contemporary musicals and plays, reinvent classic musicals and develop new work, while sharing a powerful and authentic theatrical experience. We celebrate and engage our community through diverse programming, artistic partnerships and outreach opportunities. In just two seasons, Bailiwick Chicago has garnered 28 award nominations, including 10 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominations in their first Jeff-Eligible season (2011-12).
Bailiwick Chicago Staff:
Artistic Director: Lili-Anne Brown
Executive Director: Kate Garassino
Creative Director: Eric Martin
Managing Director: Mike Harnichar