Columbus High School is excited to premiere this years musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Friday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. The musical will take place in the Nantkee’s Auditorium at Columbus Middle School.
The musical is based on the book of Genesis which tells the story of Joseph and his brothers. Joseph’s brothers seek to kill Joseph due to their father favoring Joseph above them.
The character of Joseph will be portrayed by junior Ryan Sims. Ryan feels that what he has in common with Joseph is that they both are people persons, and they don’t mean any harm.
When asked what he loved and hated about his character, Sims responded “I really love how he’s not afraid to tell you what is really going on, but what I don’t like about my character is that he is weak. So when it comes to getting away from characters he has a hard time with that.”
Sophomore Alex Brandenburg, who plays Naphtali in the musical, loves that he can be silly but serious with his character. He hates the fact that being a tenor makes him not be heard in the chorus as he would like to.
Hunter Colegrove, a freshman who plays Zebulun, feels he and the cast have grown together as a family. Junior Chandler Rotherham who plays Jacob feels the cast has improved a lot in their acting skills and thinks it’s fun to see how the freshman have grown and changed in the musical.
As show time draws near, the cast hopes the audience can be able to learn and enjoy watching the show.
“I hope that the audience understands the message to be kind to everyone and good things come to those who wait” said Rotherham.
“I think that they will be able to relate to Joseph in his times of trouble, but will also get a nice amount of laughs from the brothers and some of the other funny or exciting acts” said Brandenburg.
“I hope they can get a lot out of it, like some feelings out of the characters if the characters are having a great time then hopefully the audience can have a great time too, or if the character is down in the dumps, then the audience should feel that as well, but hopefully it’s high energy all the way through the show” said Sims.
Make sure to come and watch our fellow classmates perform up on stage!!!