Wednesday, January 17, 2018

OPENING: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat at Drury Lane Theatre Through March 25th

Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for final production of 2017/2018 Season
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by Alan Souza
Choreography by Grady M. Bowman

**running two hours, including intermission**

January 19 – March 25, 2018

Starring Christina Bianco and Evan Alexander Smith
Featuring Colte Julian

**Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat is recommended for audiences ages 5 and up.**

ChiIL Live Shows will be ChiILin' at Drury Lane Theatre for the press opening on Thursday, January 25, so check back shortly after for my full review. I'm a long time fan of the excellent productions Drury Lane Theatre mounts and I'm eager to see their take on perennial favorite, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat.

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for the final production of its 2017/2018 season – the irresistible Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.  This production is directed by Alan Souza with choreography by Grady M. Bowman. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat runs January 19, 2018 – March 25, 2018 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. 

              Christina Bianco (Narrator)

Evan Alexander Smith (Joseph)

The cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat includes: Christina Bianco (Narrator), Evan Alexander Smith (Joseph), featuring Colte Julian (Jacob/Potiphar/Pharaoh), with E. Clayton Cornelious (Judah), Nick Cosgrove (Levi), Paul-Jordan Jansen (Rueben), and Darcy Jo Wood (standby for the Narrator). The cast also includes: Anthony Avino, Nathanial Braga, Tony Carter, Lexis Danca, Jed Feder, Nathan Fister, Brad Giovanine, Rachel Hafell, Julia Klavans, Nich O’Neil, Lindsay Loretta Prerost, James Monroe Števko, Cara Salerno, and Anthony Sullivan Jr.

In addition to Director Alan Souza and Choreographer Grady M. Bowman, the creative team includes: Alan Bukowiecki (Music Director and Co-Music Arranger), Kevin Depinet (Scenic Designer), Ryan Park (Costume Designer), Lee Fiskness (Lighting Designer), Ray Nardelli (Sound Designer), Kevan Loney (Projection Designer), and Claire Moores (Wig and Hair Designer). The Production Stage Manager is Larry Baker.

The meteoric first collaboration of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat, finishes Drury Lane Theatre’s 2017/2018 season with a bang. Follow dreamer Joseph’s tumultuous ascent to the top in this timeless tale of courage, destiny, and hope. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this delightful musical parable featuring catchy hits like "Go, Go, Go Joseph," “Jacob and Sons,” "Close Every Door," and "Any Dream Will Do." Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat is directed by Alan Souza, who also reimagined the classic story of King Arthur for Drury Lane’s critically-acclaimed Camelot in 2014.

Previews: January 19 – 24, 2018
Regular run: January 26, 2018 – March 25, 2018

Wednesdays: 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays: 1:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Sundays: 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Drury Lane Theatre at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace

Previews: $42 - $57
Single Tickets: $47 - $62
Wednesday and Thursday matinees: $47
Thursday and Sunday evenings: $57
Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees: $62
Student group tickets start at $12
Senior Citizens start at $40 for matinees
Dinner and show packages available

Box Office: 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace
630.530.0111, Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000
or visit

2018/2019 Season and Subscription Information
The 2018/2019 season will open with the Tony Award-winning Rodgers & Hammerstein landmark musical South Pacific (April 5 – June 17, 2018). The season continues with Tennessee Williams’ sultry family drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (July 5 – August 26, 2018), followed by the darkly comedic musical Little Shop of Horrors (September 6 – October 28, 2018). For the holiday season, Drury Lane brings to life the treasured story of Belle with Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019) and then closes its 18/19 season with the global smash-hit Mamma Mia! featuring the music of ABBA (February 7 - April 14, 2019). The 2018/2019 season runs April 5, 2018, through April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

Subscriptions for the 2018/2019 Season are priced from $157 to $187 and are currently on sale. Subscribers receive special offers on dining, flexible ticket exchanges, and early notification and priority seating for added events and concerts. For more information, visit

About Drury Lane Theatre
Under the leadership of President Kyle DeSantis and Artistic Director William Osetek, Drury Lane Theatre is a major force in the Chicagoland theatre scene, presenting world-class productions in collaboration with some of the nation’s leading actors, artists, writers, and directors. Over the past 30 years, Drury Lane has staged more than 2,000 productions and has been nominated for more than 360 Joseph Jefferson Awards. Drury Lane is committed to breathing new life into beloved classics and introducing audiences to exciting new works.

Throughout its 30-year history, Drury Lane has employed more than 7,500 actors and 10,000 musicians, designers, and crew members to entertain upwards of nine million audience members. Originally founded by Anthony DeSantis, Drury Lane Theatre remains a family-run organization known for producing breathtaking Broadway classics, top-rated musicals, bold new works, hilarious comedies and unforgettable concert events.

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