Musical starts tonight at Eagle Valley High
It’s opening night and excitement and anxiety is currently running through the halls at Eagle Valley High School today in Gypsum. ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ will begin a three-night run that lasts through this Saturday and kids are ready to perform.
The student-directors of the show are seniors Amy Harris and Jana Brownlee. The duo say they are confident that community members will be entertained. This is the fourth year the girls are directing and, audiences say, the shows just keep getting better and better.
Harris and Brownlee say that their biggest challenge is also their biggest reward. “Theater kids are rambunctious and outgoing,” Harris says. The actors and actresses become very close and the social interaction is unparalleled. Harris promises the show will be incredible. “This year is way out there – so huge and colorful,” she says. “It will blow you away.”
This show is different in that the there is no dialogue – the story is told in song. Director Cathy Strickler says the kids have worked extremely hard on this project. “We’ve had a lot of really late nights,” says Strickler, who is a pro at turning out productions for the high school.
Strickler has been working with 60 kids including the stage crew.
Senior Amber Mitzelfelt, who has been involved in other performances in the valley and will be Asher’s Wife for this production, says she’s excited. “This week has been a crunch to get everything fine-tuned,” she says. “It’s been an interesting process watching it come together.”
Saturday night will include the option of a dinner theater to benefit Project Graduation for seniors. Dinner and the show cost $18 and begins at 5:30 p.m. To reserve a table, call 524-1088.
‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
Eagle Valley High School Auditorium, Gypsum
Tonight, March 12 and March 13 beginning at 7:00 PM all nights
$8, $5 for senior citizens and students, $2 for kids under 5