Note from the Director...
Welcome to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Most of you probably already know this story AND this show. It is an Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite and has long been a favorite of mine. The wonderful musical numbers in varying styles - jazz, western, rock and calypso, to name a few -put me in mind of the vaudeville style variety show, a time gone by when acting troupes travelled by train from town to town and theatre to theatre, never quite knowing what type of venue in which they would be performing. So, “step right up” we invite you to join our troupe in this our latest “stop” as we dust off the travel and our own weariness of daily living for a chance to shine. Life can be like that too at times. We all get “dusty,” a bit worn down by the business of doing all the things we think we should and often let the distractions of the world weigh so heavily on us that we lose our direction. We forget the things we once dreamed of and fail to realize our full potential. But what if we were sent a reminder, and our faith in who we are and who we were created to be was strong enough to help us rise above the distractions and weight of the world? In today’s performance you will be presented with flashing lights, smoke, a multitude of colors – dare I say, a “technicolor spectacle.” But don’t be distracted! We encourage you to remember your dreams, to trust and have faith that dreams can be achieved, that amazing things can happen, that you can be made new, “to tell the tale of a dreamer like you --- any dream will do.” - Kristi Shamburger
Director ........Kristi Shamberger
Music Director........Raphael Bundage
Scenic Designer ........Justin Reed
Lighting Designer........Darren E. Levin+
Costume Designer ........Melanie Moore
Assistant Director........Kaitlyn Newcomb*
Assistant Choreographer........Megan Castleberry*, Amanda Pratt*
Associate Lighting Designer........Brian Elliott
Associate Lighting Designer........Erin Nicole Moore
Assistant Lighting Designer........Erin Featherston, Sierra Clayton
Assistant Costume Designer........Angela Forte*
Potiphar’s Wife........Amanda Pratt*
Rachel........Dalis de la Moth
Pharaoh’s Attendants........Meredith Aydelott, Chrissy Askew, Cailin Hurley,
Hanna Mansfield, Megan Castleberry*, Alexa Pulley
Egyptians/Guards/Ishmaelite's Gabriel Matos, Logan Taylor
Stage Manager........Shelby Latham
Assistant Stage Managers........Megan Inmon*, Morgan Carter
Production Manager........Justin Reed
Technical Director........Alex Riggs*
Assistant Technical Director ........Matthew Phillips*
Shop Foreman........Cody Williams
Special Carpenter in Charge........Jay Mullens*
Scenic Studio Staff........Alex Riggs*, Jay Mullens*, Matthew Phillips*
Parker Chase*, Shelby Latham
Scenic Charge........Megan Inmon*
Technical Director Faculty Advisor........Nick Ryan
Stage Management Faculty Advisor........Kate Goodwin
Costume Coordinator........Trish Clark
Costume Studio Manager........Amy Hipp
Costume Studio Staff........Audrey Reed, Christie Craig
Wardrobe Crew Head........ Christie Craig
Wardrobe Crew........Students of THEA 3200
Properties Master........Parker Chase*
Master Electrician........Brian Elliott
Lighting Crew........Students of THEA 3400
Light Board Op........Rodney Boston, Bobby Nores
Light Board Programmer........Lake Prow, Levi Underwood
Follow Spot Op........Scott Beall, Keaton Varden
Deck Electricians........Shannon McCool, Robert Perry, Nicolas Roberson, Isaac Vasquez
Sound Engineer........Elijah Whitney
Box Office ........Ben Spurlock*
House Manager........Mark Marchan*
Marketing Coordinator ........Megan Castleberry*
*members of Alpha Psi Omega
+members of United Scenic Artists 829
Aaron Johnson (Judah) is a Junior Theatre Major, and he is excited to be a part of this production. His former roles are Gabe (Next to Normal), Simon (Jesus Christ Superstar), and Warren (This Is Our Youth). He is so proud to be in his second Andrew Lloyd Webber show, and can’t wait to find another! He would like to thank all of his friends, family, loved ones, and especially his mom for the enormous amount of love and support. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Alex Riggs (Technical Director) has had a wonderful time working on Joseph and it has been a great learning opportunity. She would like to thank Nick, Jay, and her family for their support.
Alexa Pulley (Pharaoh's Attendant) is a freshman and is pursuing a major in Theatre with a minor in Spanish. She was previously Hermia in A Mid Summer Night's Dream and assistant stage manager for Wait Until Dark here at MTSU.
Amanda Pratt (Potipher's Wife) is a junior Theatre Education major. Her recent MTSU credits include Brighton Beach Memoirs(Laurie), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily), and West Side Story (Graziella). She would just like to say “Go, Go, Go Jo”.
Angela Forte (Leah) is a senior, graduating in May. She is a Theatre major with Mass Communication & Art minors. As the Assistant Costume Designer, Joseph is Angela’s farewelll production at MTSU & her debut as a performer (1st Ever full-scale show!). MTSU credits this year include Wait Until Dark (Scenic Design), Hand to God (Puppetry Coach), Backwards Broadway (Director) & How I Learned to Drive (Asst. Director). She worked locally on She Kills Monsters (Asst. Stage Manager) & in Chicago with The Ruffian’s Burning Bluebeard (Asst. Scenic Design). She thanks everyone who has been a part of the life changing last 3 years. She is forever grateful for every failure & friend.
Brock Nason (Levi) is ecstatic to be in his first show at MTSU! He is a freshman Vocal/General Music Education major. He is involved in MTSU Opera Theatre and recently appeared in the production of The Disappointment (Trushoop). He has also appeared in All Shook Up (Chad), Jekyll and Hyde (Sir Danvers), All My Sons (George), and High School Musical (Zeke). He would like to say thank you to his wonderful family, friends, and colleagues for being a part of this amazing journey!
Cailin Hurley (Pharaoh's Attendant) is a junior at MTSU pursuing a Theatre major and a minor in Video Production Technology. She is a transfer Student from Pellissippi State Community College where she received an Associate's of Science in Theatre. Recent credits include Susy (Wait Until Dark) and Hippolyta (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). She is grateful for the opportunity to work with such a wonderful cast and crew. She sends her thanks to her family and friends for their constant love and support. Enjoy the show!
Caleb Mitchell (Joseph) is thrilled to be in his first theatre production at MTSU! As a freshman theater major, Caleb has previously appeared in Hairspray (Seaweed) and Legally Blonde (Emmett) with the Center for the Arts, and in Ragtime (Coalhouse) at Siegel H.S. He thanks his family for being the rock that he stand on and hopes you all enjoy the show.
Casey Selby (Bilhah) is a senior at MTSU and will be graduating in May. This is her first theatre production at MTSU. In addition to performing, Casey also Stage Manages. She will be the ASM for the Spring Dance Concert and at Stagedoor Manor this summer. Casey would like to thank her parents for being there and supporting her over the years, and her dance teachers at Crossville Center of Dance for all the hours of dance training and support they've given her.
Chrissy Askew (Pharaoh's Attendant) is a Junior at MTSU. She is pursuing a major in Theater, and also a minor in Dance, as well. Christina has been in many professional productions such as The Wiz (Glinda) at the 14th Street Playhouse, High School Musical (featured dancer) at the Strand Theatre and many other major plays in Atlanta, Georgia. She is very excited to be performing in her first show here at MTSU. Chrissy hopes to inspire others to never be afraid to chase their dreams and never let others alter them.
Dakota Green (Potiphar) is a senior at MTSU, where he is majoring in Journalism with minors in Theatre and Communication Studies. This is his first show at MTSU, but it is his tenth in the Middle Tennessee area, with roles in West Side Story (Riff), Hairspray (Various Characters) and Spamalot (Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Show) at the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts. He wants to thank his family for their continuous support, his fellow castmates, his friends, and all the great people he has had the privilege of working with over the past three years.
Dalis de la Moth (Rachel) is junior vocal performance major here at MTSU. Dalis is an Atlanta native with a background in music, dance, and acting. Dalis has starred in such shows as Oliver!(Nancy) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(Dorcas).
Devin Bowles (Pharaoh) is thrilled to be apart of his third main stage production at MTSU. Devin is currently a Sophomore at MTSU pursuing a B.S in Theatre and Dance. His most recent
professional credits include Curtis (Sister Act) and Pastor Bruno in the Regional Premire of (Freaky Friday: The Musical) at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre in Nashville. Other credits include A Midsummer Nights Dream (Theseus) and Grease (Rodger). He would like to thank his family and friends who continuously push him
to strive for greatness!
Erin Nicole Moore (Associate Lighting Designer) is a senior at MTSU majoring in Film and Television Production and minoring in theater with a theatrical lighting design focus. She has previously worked on: Spring 2017 Dance Concert (Lighting Designer), How I Learned to Drive (Projection Design), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Associate Lighting Designer), Fall 2017 Dance Concert (Lighting Designer), Smart People (Assistant Lighting Designer). She would like to thank her parents, Scott and Robin Moore, for teaching her not to be afraid to fail.
Erin Featherston (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a freshman theatre major. She has worked on Hand to God (light crew), Wait Until Dark (Co Lighting Designer), and Raised in Captivity (Lighting Designer). She also participated in the Fall Dance Concert.
Evan Hunter (Butler) is a junior film major with a theater minor. This is his first show at MTSU and he could not be more excited. He has wanted to be in Joseph since he first saw it when he was 3 years old. He would like to thank the cast for being so welcoming to a newcomer and all his new friends. He has had so much fun being a part of the show and getting to work behind the scene as well. Enjoy the show!
Gariel Matos (Guard/Ishmealite) is a Sophomore at Middle Tennessee State University. He is an Audio Production Major who has been doing Theatre for 5 years. This past Fall he in was MTSU and Nashville Shakespeare Festival's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream as Snug the Joiner. He is happy for the opportunity to return to the stage as an Egyptian Guard/Ishmalite in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Gerold Oliver (Dan) has been in 3 productions in MTSU. He hopes to have another great show!
Hanna Mansfield (Pharaoh's Attendant) is a freshman and is currently studying theater education. While this is her first
show here at MTSU, she has been doing community theater in the Middle Tennessee area
for the past 10 years. She would like to thank her family, friends, and of course,
Jake, for their constant support. She hopes you enjoy the show and leave feeling it's
1 Peter 4:10-11
Jake Sloan (Benjamin) is a sophomore Theatre major with a Musical Theatre minor. This is his first production at MTSU, and he couldn’t be more excited! Jake is also very active in community theatre, and would like to thank his family at Center for the Arts for pushing him to pursue this path. It really is true, any dream will do!
Jay Mullens (Isachar) is a senior at MTSU. In addition to having been in several shows here including Brighton Beach Memoirs, Dog Sees God, and West Side Story, he has also served as a carpenter for the program for four years and is the president of the student theatre society Alpha Psi Omega. As this is Jay's last show, he'd like to thank everyone who has supported him over the last 4 years including his friends, family, and faculty! Visit Jaymullens.com to follow him as he continues his work in the world.
Johnathan Carter (Asher) is a senior theater major with a focus in stage combat. His previous credit include Roat in Wait Until Dark, Quince in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Jack in Brighton Beach Memoirs. This will be his last show at MTSU and he is ecstatic to be able to work on such a fantastical production. He would like to thank his peers; for their constant drive and love for the art keeps the flame burning in his heart. Now enjoy the show and KMF!
JR Knowles (Simeon) is a Junior MTSU Theatre major at MTSU graduating in the fall. He was previously seen in A Midsummer Night's Dream(Starveling) and, several lifetimes ago, Into the Woods (Big Bad Wolf), Rent (Mr. Grey, The Man, Gordon), and A Flea in Her Ear (Ferallion). He will be seen this June in Marian, or the True Tale of Robin Hood (Guard) in association with Actors Bridge Ensemble and Wild Card Productions and will provide sound engineer services this August for the Nashville Shakespeare Festival's A Midsummer Night's Dream in Centennial Park and Academy Park. Thank you for supporting your local arts.
Kaitlynn Newcomb (Assistant Director/Zilpah) is a second semester sophomore and has loved working on this show so much. Balancing assistant directing and performing has been a new experience but a very fun one too. She has previously been seen as Sunflower in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and an Indian in Peter Pan. Much love to her parents, Melanie, and Scott.
Logan Taylor (Guard Ishmaelite) is a freshman at MTSU who is majoring in Theatre. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Ishmaelite/Egyptian Gaurd) is the first production that he has gotten to be in at MTSU. He would like to thank Kristi Shamburger for allowing him to be a part of such an amazing show and the entire cast for their hard work and dedication to this show. He would also like to give a shout out to his family, Mrs. Carrie Prewitt, and the actors of Sacred Heart of Jesus High School. He hopes everyone enjoys the show!
Matt Bailey (Reuban) is an expeirienced theatre artist with interest in film, music (drummer and vocalist), and of course, stage! He studied at the New American Theatre under Luis and Kinan Valdez and launched a workshop production of a rock musical The Fascinatrix where he played war god Lord Arhriman. He hopes you enjoy the show and keep up with a new works he has his hands on titled Outta Nowhere.
Matthew Phillips (Assistant Technical Director) is excited to be working on the show and he hopes you enjoy!
Megan Castleberry (Pharaoh's Attendant) is a senior theatre major with a minor in dance. Her recent credits include The Magic Play (Assistant Director, Portland Center Stage), Brighton Beach Memoirs (Blanche Morton), A Streetcar Named Desire (Stella Kowalski), West Side Story (Assistant Choreographer), and Peter Pan (Choreographer). She would like to thank Logan and MoMo for cuddling her at night and to all the new friends she has made working on this show and the incredible artists they are.
Megan Inmon (Assistant Stage Manager) is a senior theatre major with a focus in scenic design here at MTSU. She is seasoned student when it comes to being on the stage management team, but this is her first time working with video. She is greatful for this opportunity and would like to thank Justin Reed, Mike Forbes, and all of the video designers for helping her in this new process.
Meredith Aydelott (Pharaoh's Attendant) is a freshman theatre major at MTSU. She's previously been in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Moth) and Wait Until Dark (Gloria). Meredith is so grateful to have been a part of this production and to have worked with this wonderful team. She'd like to thank her family and friends for always supporting her!
Morgan Carter (Assistant Stage Manager) is a Theatre minor and a Recording Industry major. She started participating in theatre in middle school. She has previously Stage Managed and Assistant Directed for shows like Pajama Game and Diary of Anne Frank.
Nathaniel Bumpus (Gad) is a sophmore studying theatre at MTSU. He was previously Carlino in MTSU's production of Wait Until Dark, and he his ecstatic to be apart of this spectacle.
Nathaniel Hulmes (Baker) is so glad to be part of this AMAZING production. He is a Junior and from Gallatin, TN. This is second production at MTSU, with his first one being Wait Until Dark. You may have also seen Nathaniel in Center of the Art’s production of Catch Me if You Can. He hopes you enjoy the show.
Nick Lewandowski (Zebulun) has been performing in theatre since the 3rd grade when he started attending summer camp at Nashville Children’s Theatre. Since then, he has been in many productions including Hairspray, Godspell, Peter Pan and Catch Me if You Can. Nick hopes everyone enjoys Joseph and comes to future MTSU productions.
Parker Chase (Properties Master) is a junior theatre major. She has been the properties master for many productions with MTSU Theatre and with Alpha Psi Omega. She hopes you enjoy the show!
Samuel Grimes (Napthali) is a sophomore theatre major with a minor in communication. This will be Sam’s second show hear at MTSU and he is extremely grateful for all the love and support he has received from all of his friends and family. He is also very grateful to everyone who has offered him assistance in the rehearsal process of this show.
Sarah Olsen (Dinah) is currently a senior with plans to graduate in December of this year with her B.S. in theater. She transferred to MTSU in the fall of 2016 from Motlow State Community College where she received her A.S. in theater. There, she was in shows such as The Emperors New Clothes, The Glass Slipper, and Once Upon a Mattress. This is her second show at MTSU as she was also in Peter Pan last season. She is very excited to be a part of this production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Shelby Latham (Stage Manager) has worked on productions in MTSU’s theatre department such as How I Learned to Drive and Peter Pan as well as multiple shows outside of the school such as Knoxville Opera’s Mefistofeles and University of Tennessee’s The Consul. She hopes to continue learning and honing her skills as a stage manager here at MTSU this semester before taking a break and beginning her journey at Walt Disney World in the fall.
Sierra Clayton (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a freshman at MTSU and is overjoyed at the opportunity to be an ALD for this show. She has worked on lights for Hand to God and the Musical Theatre Showcase this year. Also, has been accepted fall advantage to the Disney College Program and will begin in May. You may need sunglasses, but I’m sure you will enjoy the show!
Tori Peterson (Narrator) is a sophomore Theatre Major and Musical Theatre Performance Minor. While at MTSU she has been in Peter Pan (Nibs) and plans to be in more productions in the future. She can’t wait to share this exciting and colorful show with the world!
William Dickinson (Jacob) is a Junior Media Management major from Cleveland, TN and is a graduate of Walker Valley High School and Cleveland State Community College. William has been involved in theatre at his schools and community groups for the past 5 years and has enjoyed roles such as Hortensio in Taming Of The Shrew, Bruno the Dog in Shipwrecked, and Zeus in The Illiad, The Odyssey, and All Of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes Or Less. William recently made the move to Murfreesboro after earning his associate's degree in mass communication and is thrilled and thankful to be in his first MTSU production!