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"Technicolor Dreamcoat" at Miller for three shows

Oct. 20, 2005

KALAMAZOO--"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," starring Broadway's Patrick Cassidy and American Idol's Amy Adams, arrives in Kalamazoo for three performances Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 25-27, at 7:30 p.m. in Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University.

The blockbuster musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber (composer of Cats, Evita, Phantom of the Opera) and Tim Rice (Aladdin, The Lion King) combines pop, rock, country and other musical styles for a multi-textured palette of sound. Originally written as a 15-minute pop-cantata for a children's choir, this beloved musical has become one of America's favorite shows. Since the first production in 1968, the show, based on the biblical tale of Jacob's son Joseph and his 11 brothers, has proven to be one of the more enduring and endearing shows of all time.

Headlining the new national tour of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" are Cassidy in the title role and Adams as the narrator.

Son of musical theatre legends Shirley Jones and Jack Cassidy and brother to teen idols David and Shaun Cassidy, Patrick Cassidy's own career spans the world of stage, film and television including most recently his Broadway appearance in "42nd Street." Other New York credits include "The Pirates of Penzance," "Leader of the Pack" and Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins."

Adams is most known for her appearance on the hit television show "American Idol." She also has made appearances on "Entertainment Tonight," "The Tonight Show," and "Access Hollywood" among others. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is her theatrical debut.

Tickets range from $25 to $50 and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for group rates.

Media contact: Thomas Cooper, (269) 387-2245, thomas.cooper@wmich.edu

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