The biblical narrative of Joseph and his brightly colored coat was brought to life this summer as the LCU Theatre Department produced Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. With an extremely talented cast of singers, musicians, and performers, the production was staged in the McDonald Moody Auditorium on August 12 and 13 and brought in the largest audience to date for an LCU summer production. 

Dr. Laurie Doyle (‘82), Department of Communication and Fine Arts Chair and Professor of Fine Arts at LCU, directed the expansive cast consisting of alumni, former students, current students, and friends of the university, who began working on the production in late spring and through the summer. Over 1,000 attended the highly energetic production which received glowing reviews and entertained young children and seasoned adults. 

Multiple family units participated in the production and Dr. Doyle commented, “I love the fact that we had three generations of a family on stage together! A grandmother, mom, and son all performed together. Other families had one or two parents and a child in the show. One set of parents had three out of their four children performing.  It really was a family experience.” 

Based on the Bible’s book of Genesis and originating from a cantata written for a school choir,  Joseph is a much-loved family classic. Written in 1968 and featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber,  Joseph  features iconic pop and musical theatre classics known around the world such as UK #1 " Any Dream Will Do," "Close Every Door to Me ," and " Go Go Joseph."


Joseph - Joshua Dansby (‘17) 
Narrators - Rynn (Miller) Day (‘08) and Rose Duncan 
Pharaoh - Justin Duncan 
Potiphar - Ryan Prieto-Davis (‘10) 
Mrs. Potiphar – Heather (Bundy) Byars (‘00) 
Jacob - Matt Byars (‘00)  
Reuben - Tod Towns 
Simeon - Jacky Rigney 
Levi - Tim Hollis (‘10)  
Judah - Jeremy Brown  
Dan - Justin Perez 
Naphtali - Kyle Pace (‘18) 
Gad - Jack Rigney  
Asher - Stephen Elwell (‘22) 
Issachar - Sean Durham (‘23)  
Zebulun - Liam Byars  
Benjamin - Gunner Gonzales (‘22)  
Leah - Donna (Rigney) Hamil (‘81)  
Bilhah - Kathy (Gossett) Sanderson (‘82)  
Zilpah - Marian Gossett  
Baker - Kelsey Peck (‘12)  
Butler - April (Daniel) Tryon (‘02) 

Liz Avery  
Julie (Brown) Bartholomew (‘04)  
Amanda (Cole) Behrends (‘11)  
Audrey Byars 
Sadie Byars 
Traci Davidson  
Kathie (Meliorism) Davis (‘79)  
Samuel Duncan  
Tami (Goff) Hodnett (‘96) 
Kim Hooper  
Willow Lanham 
Beth (Simmons) Lindley (‘02)  
Norah Lindley 
Destiny (Perez) Pace (‘17)  
Alicia (Abott) Rigney (‘09) 
April (Daniel) Tryon (‘02)  
Kaleb Tryon 

Adoring Egyptian girls: 
Molly Davidson 
Desirae (Sarate) Elwell (‘22)  
Mallory Flores  
Micah (Collier) Gonzales (‘22) 
Tabitha Gregory  
Emily Hooper  
Bella Johnson 
Kelsey Peck (‘12) 
Kendall Rigney  
Elizabeth Stone (‘21)