Press Release and Audition Call
For Immediate Publication from Vista Arts Center with the Ivoryton Playhouse

For Release:
Vista Arts Center is proud to announce the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Ivoryton Playhouse

Additional Information Contact:    Jeanean Cox, Arts Program Manager
jcox@vistavocational.org; (860) 399-8080
www.vistavocational.org

In partnership with the Ivoryton Playhouse, Vista Arts Center presents their inaugural, inclusive, all-ability, community production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

A dazzling, family friendly story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, is the first musical by legendary theatrical team Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. Created for a British school choir, the first performance on a cold winter afternoon on March 1, 1968 was only 20 minutes long. Joseph continued to grow, both in length and in popularity, receiving major productions in London and on Broadway.

This colorful retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his prophetic dreams, his wondrous adventures and his designer coat, sings out to young and old alike. The score includes a variety of musical styles and wall-to-wall hits – including Close Every Door, Go, Go Go Joesph and Any Dream Will Do.

With Pat Souney as director and Jim Teti as musical director, the Vista production of Joseph will return to the roots of the original performance and incorporate a children’s choir as an integral part of the production.  The goal of this production is to unite the shoreline community through theatre by producing a fully inclusive creative experience that will foster friendships and open communication for participants of all ages and all abilities.

Vista Arts Center will hold open auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Tuesday, October 15 and Thursday, October 17 at the Vista Art Center, 107 Bradley Road in Madison.  Versatile performers of all abilities, aged 7 to 70 are needed.  Please be prepared to move and bring music for a short audition song.  Accompanist will be provided.  Children ages 7 to 14 will be seen starting at 6:00 pm, adults from 7 to 9 pm.  Please call for an appointment.

In a special partnership with Ivoryton Playhouse, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will open on February 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM. Additional performances will be held on March 1 at 7:30 pm and March 2 at 2:30 pm. Note that the March 1 show will mark the 46th anniversary of the original British production.

For an appointment or additional information, please contact Jeanean Cox at jcox@vistavocational.org or (860) 399-8080.

The mission of the Vista Arts Center is to provide quality arts programming to a diverse, adult population that promotes self-expression and learning in a nurturing, noncompetitive environment

The Vista Arts Center would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Peter and
Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation and the Maximilian E. and Marion O. Hoffman
Foundation

Vista’s Mission Statement
To provide services and resources on an individualized basis to assist adults with
disabilities to live an independent and successful life

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