HEBRON – The Hebron Academy Players will present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 26, in the academy’s Androscoggin Theater.

This upbeat, musical production is an adaptation of the biblical story of Joseph, Jacob’s favorite son. When Joseph receives a spectacular coat of many colors from his father, his brothers are consumed by jealousy and sell him into slavery. Eventually, Joseph rises to power. Years later, Joseph’s brothers, faced with starvation, unknowingly turn to their brother for help. After testing their integrity, Joseph ultimately forgives, making this a universal story of compassion and redemption.

Everyone at the school is invited to participate in Hebron’s full-school musicals. Actors in this year’s play include 40 students from each grade at Hebron and three faculty members; the actors represent several nationalities. Students also contribute to every facet of the production, from pit band to marketing to set design and stage management.

Julie Middleton, Hebron’s associate director of admissions and a dorm faculty member, is directing “Joseph.” Shailer Barron, a Latin teacher, is the assistant director, and Paul Thibeault, music teacher and dorm faculty, is musical director.

During intermission, Hebron Academy pottery students will sell commemorative ceramic bowls filled with ice cream to raise funds for tsunami relief efforts.

Parking will be available in the Robinson Arena lot on the school’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.


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