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'Joseph' now playing at Arts Center
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The 2013 Season at the Arts Center of Cannon County continues with a musical that's always a family favorite. Scheduled for three weekends, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” runs through Saturday, Nov. 23. Performances are Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
Straight from the Book of Genesis, Joseph tells the tale of the young prophet Joseph (portrayed by Arts Center favorite David Alan Winton), and his fateful journey as the favored son of his father, Jacob. He is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, and after a stint of impressive dream-translations, finds himself at the top with Pharaoh the king.
The role of the narrator will be shared by two outstanding performers, Kerri Kairdolf and Mary Ellen Smith.
Directed by Michael McGee and produced by Rachael Parker, Joseph features a stellar cast of wacky and distinctive characters, including Joseph's father Jacob (Richard Stickney), the sophisticated millionaire Potiphar (John Barker) and an Elvis-like Pharaoh (Sam Wright).
Perhaps the most versatile characters in the show are Joseph's 11 jealous brothers portrayed by Matt Smith, Howard Snyder, Josh Issac, David Hidgon, John House, Earle Gresham, T'Avis Rogers, Gerald Oliver, Michael Higdon, James Bessant, and Fredrick McClure. Rounding out the cast is Terrie Kirby as Potiphar's wife and Matt Henry as the Baker. The ensemble includes Allie Collins, Hannah Collins, Tricia Hiers, Jonathan Higdon, Susan Higdon, Kait Kloss, Kalonda Lancaster, Melody Rutledge, Rae Lynn Stickney, Delanie Sullivan and Heather Willow. Also featured are 16 area children performing in the children's choir.
The performance schedule for all shows is Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 with discounts available for students, seniors and groups and  may be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at 615-563-(ARTS) 2787 or 1-800-235-9073. Tickets may also be purchased online at The Blue Porch at Arts Center restaurant is open before all performances.
“Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is sponsored by Woodbury Funeral Home and is part of the Arts Center's 2013 Subscriber Series. The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Box office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.