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"Joseph" enters final weeks at Cutting Hall Sept. 20-29

Tim Koll as the title role of Joseph, and Julia Macholl as the Narrator in Theatre Nebula's exquisite production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Cutting Hall in Palatine.

Tim Koll as the title role of Joseph, and Julia Macholl as the Narrator in Theatre Nebula's exquisite production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Cutting Hall in Palatine.

 

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By Jim Michaels

After receiving standing ovations and packed houses at every performance, award-winning Theatre Nebula's production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's icon musical, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" will enter its final two weekends of their 4-week run September 20 -- 29 with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 150 East Wood Street, Palatine, Ill.

After seeing this production with his family, Bill Deutsch, Chicago music executive and former VP of Walt Disney and Warner Music said, "One of the best Chicago productions I've seen. The cast is of Broadway caliber. Tim Koll (as Joseph) is a true star. If you enjoy musicals, this show is a MUST SEE."

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Theatre Nebula, which was the recent recipient of the Illinois Theatre Association's Excellence in Theatre award, previously produced the sold out hit "Jesus Christ Superstar" and the Midwest premiere of "Dracula, the Musical."

"We are thrilled that audiences have been overwhelmed with the talent of our cast and the work of the production staff and musicians," said J. Spencer Greene, Theatre Nebula Artistic Director and the Executive producer and Scenic Designer of the show. "This professional cast, production staff, crew, and orchestra has rocked the house every performance and audiences have rewarded them with standing ovations."

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. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed, but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Created by the award-winning team of Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar) and set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.

The veteran Chicago-area production team consists of Director Kevin Wiczer, Choreographer Kara Williams, Music Director Jeffrey Poindexter, Scenic Designer J. Spencer Greene, Costume Designer Lisa Hale, Lighting Designer Steve Nickerson, and Properties Designer Kristen Foley. The Executive producer is J. Spencer Greene, with Producer Katherine Conick, and Stage Manager Tom Hermanson.

The incredibly talented cast consists of Tim Koll, Julia Macholl, Tim Dowling, Michael Greenlief, Kevin Goss, Adam Kasprowicz, Alex Kostner, David Whitlock, Michael Schulte, Brendan Foley, Paul Stowick, Andy Camargo, Dustin Rothbart, Tyler Callahan, Rebecca Parvin, Mary Pawlicki, Lisa Ann Kovarik, Amanda Diamond, Laura Williams, Mary Clare Becks, Leslie Thomas, Lindsey Weiss, Erin O'Leary, Sarah Smith, and Samantha Stonecipher. The running crew includes Michael Ramser, Kevin Fricke, Jean Fitzpatrick, Patrick Haugh, and Maddy Schmalz.

Tickets are currently on sale through the Cutting Hall Box Office, 150 E. Wood Street in Palatine: 847-202-5222, or online by visiting cuttinghall.org. Advance ticket sales are $18 for Adults, $16 for Students (13 and over), $16 for 'Silver Citizens' (62 & over), and $12 for children (12 & under.) Add $2 if purchased at the door within one hour of performance. Groups of 10 or more pay only $15 a ticket.

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