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SummerStage Theatre Returns to WIU with 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

June 13, 2018

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MACOMB, IL -- The College of Fine Arts and Communication at Western Illinois University has announced the first season of SummerStage, with performances of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" Friday-Saturday, July 13-14, in Hainline Theatre.

One of the most enduring shows of all time, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

This project is 100 percent funded by donors, with a generous lead gift from Dr. Rick and Mrs. Monica Iverson, and is sponsored by Citizens Bank, a division of Morton Community Bank.

"SummerStage as an important part of the arts in Macomb and we wanted to see it brought back to the community," the Iversons noted.

SummerStage 2018 features students in fourth grade through high school seniors, with a few adults in the cast as well. The production is directed by Associate Professor Carolyn Blackinton, with Associate Professor Kitty Karn as musical director; Associate Professor Heidi Clemmens as dance director; Assistant Professor Jeannie Galioto, costume design and Assistant Professor Steven House, scenic design.

Tickets, $20 for the general public and $15 for senior citizens and students, are available by calling 309-298-2900, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, or visiting Browne Hall 115 (8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F). Tickets may also be purchased online at For more information, visit

To make a donation for future SummerStage performances, contact College of Fine Arts and Communication Development Director Julie Baker at (309) 298-2620 or email

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