Baylor Theatre rehearses tirelessly for ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" show poster. Photo courtesy of Baylor Theatre.

By Ashlyn Beck | Staff Writer

The cast and crew of Baylor Theatre’s upcoming production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” have been working since summer to prepare for the show’s Sept. 27 opening, according to Dallas senior and stage manager Sophia Lang.

“Every day, I go check in with the scene shop and the costume shop and props and lighting and sound and kind of get the updates on what everyone’s been working on that day, and then I can translate that into rehearsals,” Lang said.

Lang said she is excited about the way the directors chose to portray the show and how their vision will appear on stage.

“The concept is a little bit different,” Lang said. “I think it’s really fun.”

Bryan sophomore Miguel Hernandez, who is doing lighting for the show, said he is excited for people to see the effort all of the actors have put into the production.

“I think [I’m excited] for people to see how intricate the choreography is for the show and the storyline,” Hernandez said.

Lang said it has been a unique experience for her to see the progress of the musical over time.

“I get to see all the pieces put together,” Lang said. “We’ve been working on this for over a month now.”

Hernandez said acting and music have the unique ability to influence the audience.

“I feel like the media has a big hold on the way people think, so I feel like [our] art can change people’s mindset over things and that’s beautiful,” Hernandez said.

Keller junior Logan Allen, who plays Pharaoh in the show, said rehearsals have been long and exhausting, but the effort will be worth it when people see the finished product.

“Because of the show being so wacky and having all these genres, I think it provides a lot of variation,” Allen said.

Allen said there are many themes in the show that he has seen translate into his life during the rehearsal process.

“There’s this forgiveness, and letting life be that adventure,” Allen said. “Taking advantage of every single day, and despite whatever you’re going through, there’s always that light at the end of the tunnel.”

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opens Sept. 27 and closes Oct. 8. Tickets can be purchased at the box office at the Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center or on the Baylor Theatre website.