- Guest Singers at St. Luke's
Brandond is a native Oklahoman and graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Raised in a theatre family, he began performing at a very early age, ever grateful to have been bitten by the theatre bug. He has performed in and directed many productions throughout the region, including performing in Germany in the Poteet Theatre’s award winning production of John and Jen. Favorite performance credits include: Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors), the Baker (Into The Woods), Jesus (Godspell), Finch (How To Succeed), and recently as the principal vocalist for Holland America Line. A firm believer in the trans-formative power of theatre, he looks forward to sharing his talents with St. Luke’s.
Sean is so excited to join St. Luke’s for their Broadway Series! Sean was a part of Joesph… 5 years ago and it rightfully holds a special place in his heart. He has performed in and around the Oklahoma City area for the last seven years and is currently pursing a Masters of Music in Musical Theatre. Some of his favorite roles include Shrek (Shrek the Musical), Professor Bhaer (Little Women), Galahad (Spamalot), The Padre (Man of la Mancha), among others. Outside of the musical theatre realm, he writes and records original music, dabbles in opera, and drinks a whole lot of coffee while doing so. He is honored to be a part of such a special series and hopes that the music and story of Joesph gives you encouragement and enjoyment!
- Characters in the Show
Narrator: The Narrator tells the story through word and song, guiding the audience gently through the story of Joseph and his brothers, usually gives meaning to the story with his/her words. In early productions this character was usually played by a man; later productions have featured a woman in the role.
Jacob: The father of twelve sons, his favorite being Joseph. At times he may appear unfair and shallow, but he is, more importantly, the prophet who recognizes the future and the calling of Joseph, thus saving the House of Israel.
Joseph: Eleventh son of Jacob. Obviously, his father’s favorite, Joseph early on shows a talent for interpreting dreams and telling the future. This gets him into trouble with his brothers when he predicts his future will include ruling over the other eleven. However, it saves his life when in Egypt he correctly interprets Pharaoh’s dreams. In the end he has risen to a great position of power, but he still forgives his brothers and brings his family to Egypt to partake of the bounty he has accumulated there.
Ishmaelites: Men of the desert, they buy Joseph as a slave, take him to Egypt, and sell him to Potiphar.
Potiphar: A powerful and rich Egyptian, Potiphar purchases Joseph and puts him to work in his household, where he soon realizes that Joseph is honest, hard-working, and a great addition to his pool of help. When he grows suspicious of Mrs. Potiphar and Joseph, however, he grows angry and has Joseph thrown into prison.
Potiphar: Beautiful and scheming, Mrs. Potiphar tries to seduce Joseph, but is unsuccessful. However, she does manage to rip off much of his clothing just as her husband comes into the room, thus condemning him to prison.
Baker: One of Pharaoh servants, the Baker is in prison with Joseph who correctly interprets his dreams and predicts that he will be put to death.
Butler: Another of Pharaoh servants, the Butler is also in prison with Joseph who also correctly interprets his dreams, this time that he will be released and taken back into Pharaoh’s household. It is the Butler who tells Pharaoh about Joseph and his uncanny ability with dreams.
Pharaoh: The most powerful man in Egypt, Pharaoh is considered a god on earth. When Joseph interprets his dreams, he promotes him to one of the highest positions in his government. In most productions, Pharaoh is portrayed as an Elvis Presley-style figure.
Joseph’s Eleven Brothers: Although acting usually as a group, they each have their own different personalities, talents, and flaws. As a group they sell Joseph into slavery, but as individuals they deal with the following years and how they can make amends. They sing and dance their way through many situations and places. The Wives: The wives of Jacob.
- Reuben: Eldest son of Jacob.
- Simeon: Second son of Jacob.
- Levi: Third son of Jacob.
- Judah: Fourth son of Jacob.
- Dan: Fifth son of Jacob.
- Naphtali: Sixth son of Jacob.
- Gad: Seventh son of Jacob.
- Asher: Eighth son of Jacob.
- Issachar: Ninth son of Jacob.
- Zebulun: Tenth son of Jacob.
- Benjamin: Twelfth son of Jacob. Joseph accuses him of stealing the golden cup.
- Musical Numbers
- Any Dream Will Do
- Jacob and Sons
- Joseph’s Coat
- Joseph’s Dreams
- Poor, Poor Joseph
- One More Angel in Heaven
- Close Every Door
- Go, Go, Go Joseph
- Pharaoh’s Story
- Poor, Poor Pharaoh
- Song of the King
- Pharaoh’s Dream Explained
- Stone the Crows
- Those Canaan Days
- The Brothers Come to Egypt/Grovel, Grovel
- Who’s the Thief?
- Benjamin’s Calypso
- Joseph All the Time
- Jacob in Egypt
- Any Dream Will Do (Reprise)
- Joseph Megamix