'Joseph' returns to Weathervane

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Back by popular demand, 19 performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," are scheduled at Weathervane Playhouse for its 13th consecutive annual holiday run.

"Joseph" will be on stage at the playhouse from Nov. 20 through Dec. 23.

This season's production, directed by Sarah Bailey, includes dozens of new costumes, new set pieces, choreography, a youth cast from Akron, Barberton, Clinton, Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, Kent, Massillon, Medina, Munroe Falls, Ravenna and Stow and a new Joseph coat.

The musical tells the story of Joseph, a young man with a knack for having prophetic dreams, who incurs the jealousy of his brothers when his father gives him a magnificent colorful coat.

The Joseph cast will be joined by local Akron Public School choirs from the Falcon Academy of Creative Arts, two choirs from Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts, NIHF Stem, and Windemere Elementary School.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for youth under the age of 17. Group rates are also available. Charge by phone at 330-836-2626 Mondays 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Show day Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.

Brett Parr reprises his role as Joseph on the Weathervane Stage. He is a Kent State student and calls Massillon home.

Brooke Lytton, a veteran Joseph performer makes her debut as one of the two narrators this year. Brook is from Munroe Falls and attends Stow Munroe Falls High School.

Jackson Sturkey, from Akron is a student at Kent State University. Jackson is new to the Weathervane Stage, making his debut as one of the two narrators.

Jeff Bixby from Akron reprises his role as Jacob. Bixby has performed both on stage and back stage.

Justin Wiley, also another Weathervane stage veteran, performs this year as Pharaoh and Asher. Justin calls Barberton home and attends Barberton High School.

Paige Burris, from Clinton and a Manchester High School student, perform the roles of Mrs. Potiphar and Asher's wife.

Taylor Bryan, from Akron is a student at Kent State University, performs as Levi's wife and the Butler.

Gracie Thanasiu, from Akron attends Miller South Performing Arts School, performs the roles of the Baker & Gad's wife.

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