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Wife role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is demanding


The cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is working hard.

Bailey Epperly, Contributor

Every year, Riverside Academy’s R.A. Ovations puts on a play. This year, it’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat  and I got a part in the play as one of the wives of Jacob. I auditioned for the play because I love to get to act and be with people who share the same interest as me. When I tried out, we all had to learn a song and one dance. We had two days to look over and practice on our own then I had to sing the song with a group and we all had to do the dance. It was fun, but after you get a part it takes a lot of time to put the show together. 

We work late and exhausting nights. Our director, Mr. (Darryl) Clement, takes time out of his day to put all his effort into this show. He is in charge of costumes, the dances, the rehearsals, the practices, and so much more. He spends his whole day trying to put everything together to make sure the show is awesome — in addition to his duties as a teacher. 

We have to memorize the songs and dances. We spend late school nights and our spring break dancing and singing to perfect the choreography. By the second or third week of rehearsal, we are tired.  Two weeks before the play we are at the theater for hours. We have dress rehearsal and practice on the stage making sure everything is perfect. Then the show will come right before you know it.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starts tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the St. John Theatre in Reserve. Come see all our hard work on the stage. 

Bailey Epperly is a ninth grade member of R.A. Ovations. She was in the ensemble for The Wizard of Oz last year.