College of The Albemarle to present Joseph, the Dreamer | Eastern North Carolina Now

College of The Albemarle Performing Arts Center
1208 N. Road Street  •  Elizabeth City, NC 27909


Devon McNair, Celeste Allen, Nathan Schierer, Gloria Emmerich, Drew Drake, Holly Emmerich, Princess Harrell, & Justin Johns.    photo by Mariah Schierer
    College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City will present the musical, Joseph, the Dreamer, as its final production of the 2013/14 Performing Arts Center season. Performances will be held June 27 – 29, 2014. The cast is made up of over 30 talented actors, dancers, and singers. The show is being directed by Jeffrey Emmerich, drama director and associate drama professor at College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City. Choreographer for the production is Mariah Schierer. The show’s musical director is Gloria Emmerich.

Celeste Allen, Dyanna Sorvillo, Devon McNair, Holly Emmerich, Jeffrey Emmerich, Gloria Emmerich, McKenna Cox, Jessica Schaefer, Justin Johns, Nathan Schierer, & Jessica Bass.    photo by Mariah Schierer
    Joseph, the Dreamer, tells the biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The story is tragic yet enthralling. Joseph was his father’s favorite. Jealousy drove his brothers to sell him into slavery where he was taken to Egypt. After years of imprisonment Joseph’s gift for interpreting dreams ultimately led him to become Pharaoh’s second in command. A famine in Israel forced his brothers to travel to Egypt seeking food. Eventually, they found themselves pleading for their lives from a brother they no longer recognized. The reconciliation that followed was gripping.

    Joseph, the Dreamer won a Dove Award (Best Musical) when it was first written in 1983. The show, which has become a standard, is considered composer Cam Floria’s finest work.

Ticket prices:
Adults     $18.00
Seniors (62 and older)     $17.00
Children (6-12 years old)     $12.00
Groups (10+ people)     $15.00


Friday, June 27 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, June 28 at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 7:00 pm
Sunday, June 29 at 2:00 pm

    The Directors:

Gloria Emmerich
    Gloria Emmerich was born in Newport, Oregon and is the resident musical director, playwright, lyricist, and composer at the Playhouse. She has written over 75 full length musicals - many of which are being performed around the world today. Gloria appears in all Rocky Hock productions. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree and Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from San Diego State University. Gloria and her husband Jeffrey started the original theatre in Edenton in 2000.

Jeff Emmerich
    Jeff Emmerich was born in Bend, Oregon and co-owns the Rocky Hock Playhouse with his wife Gloria. He was previously head of the drama department at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN and is currently the drama director at College of The Albemarle in Elizabeth City, NC. Jeff appears in all Playhouse productions where he is also the stage and artistic director. He earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Musical Theatre from San Diego State University. Jeffrey also earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree and is a tribal member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.

    Contact for story: Jeffrey Emmerich (252) 339-0518

    Box Office, reservations, and information: Mariah Schierer (252) 335-9050  •

    Jeffrey Emmerich (252) 339-0518 or Mariah Schierer (252) 335-9050

   College of The Albemarle Performing Arts Center
    1208 N. Road Street
    Elizabeth City, NC 27909

     COA Box Office Phone: (800) 335-9050 or (252) 335-9050  •
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