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Thunder Bay opens with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” June 15

Preview May 28, 2016 Encore Staff

Thunder Bay Theatre opens its summer season with 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. 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. Thunder Bay Theatre has updated and re-envisioned this classic musical. The cast of twenty features the Thunder Bay Theatre professional core company and is augmented by several local community members.

Thunder Bay Theatre’s production is uniquely set on a contemporary college campus and focuses on making the story relevant and accessible for today’s audience. The focus of Thunder Bay Theatre’s production is cultural diversity and acceptance, as well as the transformation that takes place in each character’s arc. Artistic director Jeffrey Mindock directs with Jennifer Jasso as music director and Lucas Moquin as choreographer. Jaclyn Zimmerman serves as scenic designer and technical director, with Corinne Bottelsen designing costumes. Colin Marshall designs both lights and sound.

Following the Friday, June 24 performance, Thunder Bay Theatre is hosting a Late Night Cabaret at John A. Lau’s Antler Room. The professional core company will spend the evening in a cabaret style event that features favorite songs from their repertoires. The bar and kitchen will stay open late, and tickets are $10 at the door.

Thunder Bay Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Alpena, within walking distance from the NOAA Marine Sanctuary and many high quality restaurants.

Learn more about Thunder Bay Theatre by visiting the website www.thunderbaytheatre.comJoseph… runs June 15-July 10, with evening performances at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, and 2:00 p.m. matinees on Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for teens 13-18, and $8 for children 12 and under with group discounts available. There is a talkback after the Thursday, June 23 and Thursday, July 7 performances. Tickets can be purchased by calling 989-354-2267 or emailing tbt@thunderbaytheatre.com. If using email, please make sure to specify name, phone number, date, and number of tickets needed. Thunder Bay Theatre is very excited to announce that they now accept credit cards at the door.