FCHS' 'Joseph' set for March 9-11

Special to The State Journal Published:

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will be presented by Franklin County High School March 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. in the school's auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Sally Jump directs the musical with musical direction by Raye Hurley.

The musical tells the Old Testament story of the Bible about Jacob's sons. Jealous of Jacob's affection for his favorite son, Joseph, the 11 other brothers plot to kill him. They plan to leave him in the desert to die, but instead sell him into slavery. Eventually, he becomes Pharaohs right-hand man and saves Egypt and his brothers from a terrible famine and is reunited with his family.

Jamie Sturm, a senior at FCHS, will portray Joseph. Rachel Dickerson, Kelly Rodgers and Sarah Smalley will narrate the story. Sam Kessler plays both Jacob and Pharaoh. There are more than 50 students involved in the cast, crew and orchestra.

Jump and Susie Smith have choreographed the show. Set and lighting design is by Patrick Jump, a junior.

Tickets will be available at the door before each performance.

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