The big bursting seed called Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is growing like Jack and the Beanstalk’s bean seed. In the last few days the Sondheim Center has exploded into activity. The youth ensemble, the local actors, the interns from places near and far…and then there’s Randy Jones. I had the great pleasure of collecting Randy from the airport on Sunday. Randy has had a life that we can only imagine and dream about. At the age 23 he rose to Disco Fame as the cowboy in the iconic pop group The Village People. He had the rock-n-roll, pop-culture-god, red-carpet treatment and then some. He was an actor and dancer before he catapulted to fame and continued in that vein after the Village People and the disco scene ebbed into the ocean of change. Not only is he a hoot and a half, friendly and hugely talented, he is also deeply humble with the energy of a fourteen-year-old. He has a great story to tell and is more than happy to share a tale or two if you cross his path. He will be playing the wacky & extravagant role of the Pharaoh in Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which opens Friday, July 11, and runs for three weekends;: July 11-13, Fri/Sat 7:30pm & Sat/Sun 2pm; July 17-20 and 24-27, Thurs/Fri/Sat 7:30pm & Sat/Sun 2pm.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Box Office at 641-472-ARTS (2787) or visit www.iowatix.com. For information about future performances and events at the Sondheim Center and the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, visit www.fairfieldacc.com.