Joseph stage play on Ponoka stage this week

With beautiful handmade costumes, an overload of energy and a cast that is prepared, Lori Kirchner’s interpretation of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is almost here.

Randy Kivil

Randy Kivil

By Jasmine Franklin

With beautiful handmade costumes, an overload of energy and a cast that is prepared, Lori Kirchner’s interpretation of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is almost here.

“It’s a modern take on a Bible story,” said Wesley Wilson, who plays Joseph. “There’s a variety of music and great comical as well as moving parts to it.”

The 50-person cast lit up Nov. 18 during dress rehearsal and brought the story to life.

Through humorous songs, well-timed choreography and stern directing from Kirchner, Wilson believe the show won’t fall short of expectations.

“It feels like it’s time to show this to other people,” Wilson said. “It’s a big journey.”

The 2009 dinner theatre includes cast and crew from Ponoka, Red Deer, Millet, Bashaw and surrounding areas.

The production, put together by Klaglahachie Fine Arts, re-tells the story of Joseph form the Hebrew Bible who can interpret dreams and is the bearer of an amazing coat.

After a long journey, the story portrays the message of love and family.

“It reaches lot of ranges of emotion,” Wilson said.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Nov. 27 and 28 and Dec. 4 and 5; matinees are at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at the Ponoka United Chruch. Dinner will not be provided for the matinee showings.

For tickets or more information call the Ponoka United Church at (403) 783-4087.