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LA JOLLA, CA – The award-winning J*Company Youth Theatre, a program of the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS, is pleased to announce its production of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, running February 25 through March 13, 2011 at the David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre.  

In this long-running musical we see the story of Joseph, son of Jacob.  Patriarch Jacob lived happily with his dozen sons, but his favoritism for bright Joseph, symbolized by the gift of a spectacular multi-colored coat, makes his brothers so jealous they end up selling him into slavery.  Though beset with adversity, Joseph perseveres through wit, faith and a rockin’ 21st century score, becoming the governor of Egypt, second only to the Pharaoh. 

Jason Chase is directing JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.   Chase has served as the Musical Director for numerous national tours in North and South America as well as across Europe.  He has worked on The King and I, starring Stephanie Powers, Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Ted Neeley, Ragtime, Grease, 42nd Street, On the Town, Kiss Me Kate, Damn Yankees, Into the Woods, Big River, Cabaret, The Goodbye Girl, The Music Man, Evita, Cinderella, Annie Warbucks, Forever Plaid, The Wiz and Pacific Overtures.  He was also the Associate Musical Director and Conductor for the U.S. national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, starring Patrick Cassidy and American Idol’s Amy Adams.  Chase is an accomplished composer for film, song and stage.  He composer the film score for the movie The Runaway, the score, lyrics and book for Jehanne, The Musical, as well as the North American debut of the musical A Christmas Carol.  He has served as vocal coach and accompanist for the Metropolitan Opera, the Chicago Lyric Opera, NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts and Missouri State Opera.  Chase was the choral director and arranger for the national tour of The Colors of Christmas, starring Peabo Bryson, James Ingram, En vogue, John Secada, Oleda Adams, Jody Watley, and Marilyn McCoo and was on the original artistic staff for Bravo Television’s “On with the Show” serving as Musical Director and Arranger.  

“We are fortunate to have Jason Chase, one of the foremost experts on JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT working with our J*Company young artists as both the Show Director and Music Director,” said Joey Landwehr, J* Company’s Artistic Director.  “One of the best things about JOSEPH is the malleability of the production.  If done right, the audience will never see the same show twice.  All of the well-loved songs will be there – but with a unique interpretation that will make the production surprising and full of fun.”

For the educational component, the cast of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT will be writing and sending letters to public officials, including San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders, California Governor Jerry Brown, and President and First Lady Obama, on the importance of arts funding and the impact of arts education on the lives of youths.  They will also attend a performance of Turandot at the San Diego Opera.


Name                          Role                                        Age            School                                                            

David Ahmadian            Levi                                                 13            Carmel Valley Middle School

Alexander Barwin            Benjamin                                  10            San Diego Jewish Academy

Talia  Berkstein            Apache Dancer             15            Canyon Crest Academy

Evan Bramberg            Jacob                                       15            Francis Parker School

Samuel Brogadir            Zebulin                         12            San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts

Cameron Chang  Dan                                          12            Earl Warren Middle School

Jacob Davis                 Pharaoh                           17            San Diego High -School of the Arts

Jonathan Edzant            Potiphar, Isaachar                    17            Canyon Crest Academy

Emily Hoolihan            Narrator                                   15            San Marcos High School

Mady Maio                  Narrator                                   16            Coronado High School

Michael McDaniel            Judah                                       13            Earl Warren Middle School

Daniel Myers                Joseph                                      18            High Tech High International

Rebecca Myers            Narrator                                   14            High Tech High International

Scott Peterson              Rueben                         15            San Diego High - School of the Arts

Ethan Rappaport            Asher                                       13            R. Roger Rowe Rancho Santa Fe School

Ashlen Sepulveda            Mrs. Potiphar, Maid             16            High Tech High International

Darien Sepulveda            Simeon                         18            High Tech High International

Joshua Shtein                Napthali                                   15            High Tech High International

Megan Spector            Baker, Benjamin's Wife     10            Solana Pacific Elementary 

Show Dates and Times: 

Friday, February 25, 10:00 a.m. (School Show)

Saturday February 26, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 27, 1:00 & 4:30 p.m.                

Friday, March 4, 10:00 a.m. (School Show)

Saturday, March 5, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 6, 1:00 & 4:30 p.m.

Thurs., March 10, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 12, 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 13, 1:00 & 4:30 p.m. 

General Information 

Tickets for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT are $14.00 for children and $16.00 for adults and are available online at or by calling the JCC Box Office at 858-362-1348.  The David & Dorothea Garfield Theatre is located at the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, JACOBS FAMILY CAMPUS at 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla.


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