Contact: Nancy Coggins, APR

405-321-9600 or 405-760-9053
nancy@soonertheatre.com                             

  

Norman, Okla. – Norman’s premiere performing arts venue, The Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main Street, is excited to announce the second production of the 2011-12 season, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. 

 

Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat will be directed by Lisa Fox, with musical direction by Ian Gill and choreography by Stephen Casey.

 

Performances will begin at 8:00 p.m., November 25, 26, December 2, 3, 9 &10, 2011. Matinee performances will begin at 2:00 p.m., November 26, 27, December 4 & 11, 2011.

 

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online, by phone or at The Sooner Theatre. Tickets are $28 in our Star Circle seating, $23 on the Main Floor, and $15 for all children seating (12 and under). A service charge of $2 per ticket will be applied to all phone and online orders. Box office hours are Tues-Fri, 10am- Noon and 2-5pm and one hour prior to showtime.

 

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat is presented by special arrangement with Rogers & Hammerstein Theatricals and the Really Useful Group Limited.

 

Sooner Stage Presents discounts: Seniors (65+), and groups of 10 or more receive $5 off the regular ticket price. Discounts cannot be combined.

 

Student Rush: College and high school students who show their valid school ID at the box office within one hours of show time can purchase tickets at 50% of the regular price for that evening's performance. Student Rush tickets cannot be purchase in advance.

 

The Sooner Theatre of Norman is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Sooner Theatre offers year-round events including in-house musical theatre productions, concerts by nationally touring groups, special events, youth productions and dozens of performing arts classes at The Studio of The Sooner Theatre.

 

The Sooner Stage Presents series is made possible in part by the support of the Oklahoma Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Norman Arts Council, Republic Bank & Trust and Toby and Tricia Covell. This production is underwritten in part by The Hyden Fund, a charitable donor advised fund of the Norman Community Foundation.

 

For more information contact The Sooner Theatre, (405) 321-9600 or visit www.soonertheatre.com.

 

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High-resolution photos of the cast, headshots and performer bios are available upon request. Please contact Nancy Coggins (nancy@soonertheatre.com) for more information!