Laurel High presents musical
The Laurel High School Fine Arts department will end its season with the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The show, which will be directed by guest director Chris Wooten and veteran drama teacher Anita Boyd, will run April 13 and 14 at 7:30 P.M. and April 15 at 2:00 P.M. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $6.
The show is loosely based on the biblical story of Joseph and his family, which tells of Joseph’s journey from poor shepherd to Pharaoh’s right-hand man. Playing the part of the narrator will be Anita Boyd, who is retiring from Laurel School District this year after 33 years. Freshman Josh Agee will play the part of Joseph, while Chris Wooten will play the part of the Pharaoh, which just happens to resemble Elvis. Pianist Sue Bush has served as music coordinator.
Completing the cast of brothers will be Jeremy Brown, Zach Green, Arielle Moradin, Christian Garcia, Delta Evans, Julie Maudlin, Caroline McNeil, Roger Powell, Sasha Carpenter, Katie Patterson, Lindsey Smith. Greg Read will portray Jacob, while Melvin Richardson and Sarah Robinson will play the parts of Potiphar and his wife.
Chorus members include Hannah Pittman, Rebecca Pittman, Sierra Byrd, Jody Balius, Rosa Collier, Josalyn House, Alyse McGee, Brittany Counts, Chelsea Jensen, Verneshia Heidelberg, and Lauree Thomas. Hannah Pittman choreographed the dances with the assistance of Rebecca Pittman. Julie Mauldin has served as stage manager. Serving as graphic artist is Lindsey Smith. The show will be presented with live orchestra, which will be conducted by Tamiko Bridges, LHS band director. Rounding out the children’s chorus will be Taylor McGowen, Tyler Heidelberg, Lily Boyd, Meredith Mauldin, Brianna Read, and Austin Read.
Clockwise from center bottom: Delta Evans, Caroline McNeil, Alyse McGee, Christian Garcia, Kalya Hupp, and Julie Mauldin