From Harford County Public Schools:
North Harford High School Presents
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
In collaboration with R&H Theatricals
Press release by Laura Ebsworth-student performer- “Potiphar’s Wife”
November 30 – December 1, 2012
Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Saturday matinee at 3 p.m.
North Harford Performing Arts Center
211 Pylesville Rd Pylesville, MD 21132
Online through Edline (NHHS Dramatic Productions Page) or purchase at the door!
Email ticket manager, Kira.Dare@hcps.org Or call (410)-638-3650 for more information
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat soars to new heights as North Harford High School students bring it to life on stage. With over 80 people involved in the production, the rehearsal process is in its final stages in preparation for the big opening this weekend!
Joseph tells the Biblical story of Joseph from “The Book of Genesis.” The composers, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, wrote this together originally as a 15 minute show at their old high school in London in 1969. Once Webber and Rice became successful, they brought Joseph to the stage. The musical made it to Broadway in 1982 and received 6 Tony nominations and 3 Drama Desk award nominations.
North Harford is excited to perform the show, and the performing arts department expects the show to be a huge, colorful hit. The students involved have been practicing 6 days a week, 5 days after school and 1 day on the weekend. These rehearsals are led by Director, Nancy Green, Musical Director, Angie Jones, and Choreographers, Melissa Winter and Larissa Arist in a collaboration involving more students and teachers than any other extracurricular activity at North Harford High. Local children from the middle and elementary feeder schools are also participating! The set designer, Joel Ober, lighting and sound designer, Chuck Selfe and costumers, Marta Noe and Stephanie Hildebrand are also putting in their fair share of work into the production. In addition to making costumes, props and sets for the 70 actors, they have borrowed props and costumes from theatre companies such as the Bel Air Drama Company. There is even a special surprise cameo from a very special performer that the audience will have to look forward to. The student technical crew is working on the many lighting demands of this great rock opera- including the giant disco ball! Parents and community members are involved and helping to support the show in many ways; it truly is the best illustration of the power of uniting the students, teachers, administration, parents and community at large to incredible result.
As part of the community outreach the cast undertakes each year, the cast and crew are partnering with Cry of The Hawk Journalism Staff to organize a school supply drive/ collection to gather school supplies for an elementary school in New York City decimated by Hurricane Sandy! If you are coming to the show, please consider bringing supplies to donate: a box of crayons, a notebook, or a pair of child’s scissors. The cast and crew want to send some hope to those still struggling in the aftermath of the Hurricane.
The show will be performed in the North Harford Performing Arts Center on November 30 at 7pm and December 1 at 3pm and 7pm. Everyone involved with the production has been working hard to produce a great show, so audiences won’t leave disappointed!