Côte Saint-Luc, April 6th, 2018 – The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is gearing up for their 2018 summer production. This year, the award-winning community troupe will be presenting Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of the biblical story, from May 30th to June 10th, 2018. The classic story is reimagined onstage as a rock musical, featuring iconic songs including “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society will bring the familiar characters to Côte Saint-Luc, featuring a large cast of actors from the community and beyond.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society’s first show of the 2017-2018 season, following past hit musical productions. Both Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can saw sold-out runs and remounted due to popular demand. In addition to the Dramatic Society’s two Montreal English Theatre Awards (for Hairspray and The Producers), the CSLDS won six BroadwayWorld Montreal Awards for their 2016-2017 season.
“I am so proud of the award winning company we’ve built over the past seven years,” said artistic director Anisa Cameron, who will be directing the production. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat offers us an opportunity to produce a show that will embody the spirit of community theatre, while challenging our team to continue to produce excellent, artistically rich and fulfilling work. I am also thrilled that this cast will be our largest since The Producers, and that, for the first time, we will have children in our musical production.”
Performing the title role is Sam Boucher, a young up-and-comer in the Montreal theatre scene who currently studies theatre performance at Concordia. A CSLDS veteran, Sam has performed with the troupe since the age of 16, and was more recently seen as Rocky in Mainline Theatre’s production of The Rocky Horror Show. The show also stars Nicole Arrage (Little Shop of Horrors) and Jeanne Motulsky (Hairspray and The Producers), who will both be portraying the show’s Narrator. Actors of all ages round out the cast, including a small chorus of children between the ages of 7 and 12.
“I am thrilled that we will be presenting this biblical story and supporting education in our community,” said Mayor Mitchell Brownstein, the show’s producer. “Youth are the future of our community and telling this story at schools while including children in our cast is part of our mission of bringing the joy of theatre to people of all ages.”
Tickets will be available online at CSLDramaticSociety.com, or in person at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library or the Aquatic and Community Centre. General admission is $32, with $28 tickets available for students and seniors. Performances will be held at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium (5801 Cavendish Blvd, Côte Saint-Luc).
Producers: Mitchell Brownstein & Mitch Kujavsky
Musical Director: Nick Burgess
Choreographer: Alexia Gourd
Stage Manager: Emma Loerick
Assistant Director: Ryan Kligman
ASM: Samantha Stermer
Costume Designer: Elyse Malo
Lighting Designer: Linda Babins
Props/Set Designer: Rachel Germinario
Technical Director: Scott Drysdale
Joseph: Sam Boucher
Narrators: Nicole Arrage and Jeanne Motulsky
Marc Ducusin, Steve Korolnek, Mitchell Brownstein, Karyn Pellatt-Caron, Craig Dalley, Edward Cohen, Justin Johnson, Eli Rubineau, Shaun Nishmas, Sam Melnick, Jonah Zoldan, Helen Gwiazda, Liz Lopez, Janet Garmaise, Ari Sterlin, Madison Bernard, Rachel Merovitz, Natasha Lilliman, Danna Nishmas, Jordana Kujavsky, Elyse Wolman, Hannah Sheffren, Cheryl Everett Rajchgot, Adena Lemieux, Toby Clark, Judy Kenigsberg, Ellen Rabin, Bev Silverman , Norm Spatz, Mackenzie Caron, Rachel Chemtob-Stadtlander, Pailey Vas, Naomi Vas , Abigail Schipper, Victoria Salama , Molly Socran
The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is a community theatre initiative that began in the summer of 2011 in partnership with the City of Côte Saint-Luc. The goal of the society is to bring together actors, writers, musicians and other artistically minded community members to produce theatrical works in an inclusive environment where emphasis is placed on team work and camaraderie, not celebrity.