Sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! 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.
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
Linda received her BA in Elementary Education at Wichita State University. She studied Theater and Voice at Kansas University, Friends University and Wichita State and has taught vocal music for 8 years. She is a composer and lyricist and has enjoyed a career as a vocal solo artist nationally in both secular and Christian venues. Linda has performed professionally in music theater as well as directed, choreo-
graphed, and scripted over 25 musicals for regional schools and churches. A vision caster at heart, Linda was at the helm of launching CYT in Wichita; watching God raise His gifted people in our local community arms the reality, “This is His.” Linda and her husband, Tim, attend First Evangelical Free Church and have 4 children and 11 grandchildren.
Having previously been dialect coach and pit musician for past shows, Asher is absolutely thrilled to be directing for Joseph! This is his second time directing a musical and he couldn't be more blessed to be working with CP Theatre and the amazing students and fellow teachers. Asher has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Friends University, and spends his time teaching private lessons, playing music around town, and spending time with family and friends. He was the dialect coach for various productions, including My Fair Lady, Newsies, and Fiddler on the Roof, and has played 1st trumpet in the pit orchestra for even more shows. Now on the other side of the music stand, Asher is thrilled to be guiding students to perform to their best ability. To God be the Glory!
Amy L. Derstein is the owner and primary teacher for Paquita Dance Center. Amy Derstein has been choreographing and teaching dance since 1996. She has also danced and performed professionally in New York, St. Louis, Chicago, and Wichita. In 2001 Amy graduated from Friends University with a degree in Fine Arts/Ballet and Psychology with an emphasis in counseling. She is currently enjoying her time as a wife to her beloved, best friend, Christopher Derstein, and is a mother to two amazing girls, Addie and Meredith, and the newest addition a baby boy named Ellington. She also enjoys choreographing for Christian Performance Theatre and is excited to be part of the upcoming season! Amy L. Derstein has a passion to provide classical and professional ballet/dance to all ages in an environment that honors and praises Jesus Christ.