‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ opens at ACT1 Theater

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. — ACT1 Theater presents the classic children’s musical that adults adore, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Director Melody Cookson finds “Joseph” a challenging undertaking, but well worth the effort.

“This well-loved production has us all bringing our best to the table,” Cookson said. “It has attracted extremely talented young people from all over the city, as well as locally.

“They come from various backgrounds and ages, but have jelled into an expanded family of 22 rambunctious siblings, much like Jacob’s rowdy clan,” she said.

ACT1 expansions for the project include new set designs, improved lighting and sound, extensive costumes and upgraded ticket systems.

The title role of Joseph is played by Cookson’s son Bobby, a Milton High School graduate and Georgia Tech mechanical engineering major.

A Metro Atlanta Theater Award (MAT Award) nominee, Bobby Cookson is also a Cirque du Soleil Cyr Wheel and circus performer, placing fifth in the Cyr Wheel 2013 World Championship. This year, he placed first in the national championship.

“Joseph” opens Friday, July 18, and runs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Aug. 10. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children 12 and younger and seniors age 60 and older.

For information or tickets, call 770-663-8989 or visit www.act1theater.com.

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