Albion puts on an amazing Joseph

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 7 April 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Kyle Thaine portrays Joseph in the Albion High School production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday (April 8) and noon and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The show is directed by Gary Simboli. He has led Albion High School musicals for more than 30 years. This is the fourth time in his career Albion has performed Joseph, which Simboli said is his favorite musical.

The show is based on the Biblical story of Joseph, found in the Book of Genesis. His 12 brothers are jealous of his coat of many colors, his ability to interpret dreams, and his father’s preferential love.

Nate Trembley, right, plays Judah, Stephen Williams (center) is Levi and Connor Zicari plays Issachar, who are all Joseph’s brothers. They are plotting to sell him into slavery and fool their father into thinking Joseph was killed.

Freeman Lattin, center sitting, plays Jacob, father of Joseph.

Carly Fox, center, is one of the lead dancers in the show. This group is excited to be rid of Joseph. They are singing and dancing to the song, “One More Angel in Heaven.”

Kate Krieger is one the dancers. The cast and crew includes 86 students.

Cheyenna Eagle, left, and Angela Tarricone are both narrators in the show. The cast includes 13 elementary students who are the children of former cast members in past Joseph shows at Albion.

Joseph (Kyle Thaine) was fasley accused and imprisoned. In his despair he sings, “Close Every Door.”

Shelby Restivo, front, and Catherine Thom, right, and the cast dance to “Go, Go, Go Joseph.”

Hailey Bader is part of the cast in performing “Go, Go, Go Joseph.”

Zach Shaffer plays the Pharaoh, who performs in the style of Elvis. Pharaoh needs Joseph’s help in interpreting dreams.

Angela Tarricone, one of the narrators, sings near the finale of the show.

Tickets for the shows at the Albion Middle School are available at the door.