Spring Musical Takes Fun Trip from Canaan to Egypt

Spring Musical Takes Fun Trip from Canaan to Egypt

Grace University students, alumni and community volunteers have been spending their winter break preparing for a great production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat”.  More than 70 actors, singers, musicians and crew members will be performing this Broadway-style production.

 This show is directed and produced by the father daughter team of Mackenzie Dehmer, director of the Theater Department, and Dr. Greg Zielke, chair of the music department and conductor and Artistic Director for the Omaha Symphonic Chorus. The choreographer is Amy Wesely. This is their seventh production together and the first since the inauguration of the Grace University Theater Program.

“The story of Joseph and his coat may be well known but I imagine that people have never seen the show done this way. This is the first time we have approached a show conceptually and really made it our own. I say this every year but this really is our most exciting and ambitious production yet,” said Dehmer.

 Shows are Jan. 22-24 and 29-31. The performances are in the Suckau Chapel, 840 Pine St. in Omaha. Doors open 30 minutes before the show starts. Reserved tickets are $15 and general admission tickets are $10. For more information or to purchase and reserve tickets, visit www.graceu.edu/joseph. General admission tickets can be purchased at the door. Plenty of free parking is available in the university lots.

 The event is sponsored by Northwestern Mutual.

Grace University, located in Omaha, Neb., is a regionally accredited, private Christian university with more than 40 diverse undergraduate, graduate and adult degree completion programs including education, business, psychology, music, nursing and Christian ministries. The university’s mission is to develop servant leaders for the home, the church and the world through excellence in biblically integrated education.