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B’ville youth join Children’s Theater Group

Teen-agers from across Central New York play the jealous brothers of “Joseph” in four upcoming performances of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” set for May 9 to 11 at Roxboro Road Middle School in Mattydale. They are (front row, kneeling) Liam Collins, Justin Witter, (second row) Josh Batstone, Jordan Randall, Baldwinsville’s Colin Walsh, a seventh-grader at Ray Middle School, Zachary Berube, Aaron Leechalad, Baldwinsville’s Caleb Goldberg, an eighth-grader at Durgee Junior High School, (back row) Baldwinsville’s Jon Treichler, a ninth-grader at Durgee Junior High School, Gideon Conway, a ninth-grader at Baldwinsville Christian Academy, and brothers Zach and Reed Jones.

Teen-agers from across Central New York play the jealous brothers of “Joseph” in four upcoming performances of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” set for May 9 to 11 at Roxboro Road Middle School in Mattydale. They are (front row, kneeling) Liam Collins, Justin Witter, (second row) Josh Batstone, Jordan Randall, Baldwinsville’s Colin Walsh, a seventh-grader at Ray Middle School, Zachary Berube, Aaron Leechalad, Baldwinsville’s Caleb Goldberg, an eighth-grader at Durgee Junior High School, (back row) Baldwinsville’s Jon Treichler, a ninth-grader at Durgee Junior High School, Gideon Conway, a ninth-grader at Baldwinsville Christian Academy, and brothers Zach and Reed Jones.

— Nearly 60 teen-agers from across Central New York will take to the stage May 9 to 11 for an exciting and colorful production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the blockbuster musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

Students in the Christian School of Performing Arts, or CSPA, will perform four shows at Roxboro Road Middle School, 300 Bernard St., Mattydale, including a 7 p.m. show May 9 and 10 and a 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. show May 11. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Everyone is invited to attend.

This popular musical, based on the Biblical Book of Genesis, has family-friendly story lines, universal themes and powerful songs such as “One More Angel in Heaven,” “Song of the King,” “Those Canaan Days” and “Benjamin Calypso,” among others.

In the musical, we learn of Joseph’s favored status with his father, Jacob, who has given him a fancy, multi-colored coat that fuels a deep and growing resentment among his numerous siblings. Joseph’s brothers eventually sell him into slavery, where his unique ability to interpret the dreams of the Pharaoh turns him into one of the most powerful men in Egypt.

For more information about CSPA, visit cspacny.org. CSPA’s next performance, which is open to children ages 5 to 18, will be “The Little Mermaid” in late July. Please check cspacny.org for more information.

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