Summerset Theatre’s 43rd Season Brings ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ To The Stage

Freeport, Illinois — Highland Community College’s 43rd season of Summerset Theatre will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on July 17 in the Fine Arts Theatre in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the Joseph in the Bible’s Book of Genesis and his coat of many colors given to him by his father, Jacob. The musical was first composed for a school performance and landed on Broadway in 1982.

Highland’s production features a cast, crew, and orchestra of more than 100 students and community members. It is a truly amazing cast. The musical will have you dancing in your seat with “Go, Go, Go Joseph” and “Benjamin Calypso,” singing along with “Any Dream Will Do” and move you to tears with the emotional “Close Every Door to Me.” There will be spectacular dancing, elaborate scenery and stunning costumes.

“Joseph inspires us to embrace who we are, to follow our dreams and overcome adversity with forgiveness and hope,” said director and HCC theatre instructor, Laura Early.

HCC student, Chandler Lindsay, stars in the title role as Joseph. Allen Redford is musical director; Sarah Long is choreographer; David Vrtol is set designer; Linda Adams Foat of Camelot Costumes is costume designer; Highland student, Alex Jansen, is lighting designer; and Mark Jansen is stage manager.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors; and $8 for students. There is a $2 service charge per ticket. Tickets are sold at the HCC Box Office from 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center. Reservations made be made online at, or by calling 815.599.3718.

Jospeph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Cast

Joseph: HCC student, Chandler Lindsay, Rock City

Narrator: Michelle Stubbe, Dakota

Jacob: Robert Eden, Freeport

Potiphar: HCC student, Seth Klatt, Pecatonica

Mrs. Potiphar: Britney Kieselhorst, Freeport

Baker: Ash Arhens, Freeport

Butler: HCC student, Almonzo Moore-Oesterreich, Freeport

Pharaoh: Jay Donaldson, Freeport


Ash Arhens, Freeport

Jhavian Dixon

Jay Donaldson, Freeport

HCC student, Lance Ferguson, Freeport

Carter Hopkins-Croak, Freeport

HCC student, Seth Klatt

HCC student, Almonzo Moore-Oesterreich]

Josh Naujokas, Freeport

Noah Redmore, Freeport

HCC student, Andrew T. Reid, Lena

Greg Tolliver, Freeport

Wives of Brothers:

HCC student, Addison Cross, Rochester, Minnesota

Analiesa Harbach, Warren

HCC student, Hannah Hashbarger, Davis

Britney Kieselhorst, Freeport

Katy Massey, Hanover

Ella Redmore, Freeport

HCC student, Kiley Schulz, Stockton

HCC student, Julia Stoikes, Freeport

Amanda Weaver, Byron

Nylasha Williams, Freeport

Youth Chorus:

Gracye Busker, Freeport

Delaney Munda, Baileyville

Lauren Fruth, Freeport

Layla Roling, Freeport

Krista Keene, Lena

Brooke Parkinson, Freeport

Ryleigh Bach, Freeport

Carly Redmore, Freeport

Noah Redmore, Freeport

Rachel Sdao, Freeport

Naomi Sdao, Freeport

Britney Vehmeier, Freeport

Essential Chorus:

Kelsey Arendt, Freeport

Allie Daggert, Freeport

Kathy Eden, Freeport

Heather Redmore, Freeport

Dashaela Runkle, Freeport

Cathy Wilhelms, Freeport

Wendy Vehmeier, Freeport

Janet Vrtol, Freeport

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