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Pictured: Jacob Barton
Casting has been announced for Citadel Theatre’s holiday production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, opening November 16. The production will be directed by Robert D. Estrin, who most recently at Citadel directed the company’s Jeff Award-nominated EXPLORERS CLUB.
Citadel’s Joseph is Jacob Barton, a new Chicago actor from North Carolina. David Sajewich will play Pharoah and Joseph’s father Jacob. Jointly playing the Narrator at all performances will be Carmen Risi and Laura Thoresen. Appearing as Joseph’s brothers are Marcellus Burt, Eric Deutz, Derek Fawcett, Peter Gertas, Ryan Jozaitis, Artem Lazarev, Brian Mengler, Shane Roberie, Kyle Ryan, Benjamin Salt, and Ryan Smetana. The ensemble will include Traci Cidlik, Lily Cox, Jenna Fawcett, Chamaya Moody, and Brittani Moore. Derek Fawcett will also play Potiphar and understudy the roles of Pharoah and Jacob. Jenna Fawcett will play Potiphar’s wife and understudy the Narrator. Salt will understudy Joseph. A children’s chorus of performers is to be announced.
The production team includes Ryan Brewster directing the music and Jake Ganzer providing the choreography, Eric Luchen (Set Designer), Sarah Lake Rayburn (costume designer), Diane D. Fairchild (lighting design), Mark Holley (properties design), Bob Boxer (sound design), Nicole Delpizzo (scenic artist), and Samantha Tink (stage manager). Casting is by Robin Hughes, Metropolis Casting.
The musical tells the Old Testament story of Joseph and his brothers through contemporary eyes with songs like “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” More info is available at www.CitadelTheatre.org.