2010 Season of Shows at the Barrow-Civic Theatre

Friday, September 25, 2009


A “crash of drums” and “a flash of light” heralds the explosion of the international smash-hit musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat onto the Barrow-Civic Theatre stage for a six show run, September 25-27 and October 1-3.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s spectacular musical has been delighting audiences world wide for over 40 years. Noted for its family-friendly storyline, varied musical styles, and universal themes, “Joseph” is a rollicking and fun-paced retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors.

“We have an amazing cast lined up to perform for you,” says Ted Smith, Director of “Joseph” and FCOA Board Member. “Over 40 actors have been rehearsing, dancing, and singing to get ready to bring this fun, light-hearted, and captivating musical to the Barrow stage for our fans and patrons.”

In the title role of Joseph, Jordan Rembold returns to the Barrow stage after his debut as a gangster in Kiss Me, Kate! His talents and energy help drive the show, along with Pamala Mahle as the Narrator. Mahle returns to Franklin Civic Operetta after a fifteen year absence, bringing wisdom and exuberance to the role of the Narrator as she guides you through the story. Audiences will recognize Mike Leisher in the role of Pharaoh, after his turn as The Lion in The Wizard of Oz.

Opening night provides special entertainment for theatre patrons. Our traditional opening night reception from 7:00pm to 8:00pm will feature the Lake Erie Belly Dance performers, under the direction of Carla Fleming and made possible by a grant from the PPA. Bringing a touch of the exotic and middle-east to the Little Theatre, the belly dancers will perform at 7:15pm in the Little Theatre. Opening Night reception hor'dourves and drinks will be served in the Lobby and the Barrow-Civic Marquee Café outside the Box Office, catered by the new Uptown Bistro.

Music Director John McConnell returns to provide direction for both singers and another strong BCT orchestra, while Broadway veteran and choreographer Marc Ellis Holland brings to life the show’s energy and story with a rousing Go Go Joseph and Song of the King. Director Ted Smith recently directed Kiss Me, Kate! and The Wizard of Oz for FCOA. His single-unit designed set, painted by Kristen Criado, brings another first to the BCT stage.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, presented by Franklin Civic Operetta Association, plays September 25-26 and October 1-3 at 8pm and a special Sunday matinee on September 27 at 2pm at the Barrow-Civic Theatre (1223 Liberty Street, Franklin, PA 16323).
Tickets are available online 24 hours a day www.barrowtheatre.com. Tickets by phone are available Tue-Fri 10:00am-4:30pm (Also open one hour before show times) by calling (8143) 437-3440.

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