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Covid closes the curtain on Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

The run of shows at the Maine State Music Theater has been canceled.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — Update: Maine State Music Theatre had to cancel the remaining performances of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” because of several cases of Covid among the cast and crew. However—and this is important--no other productions at MSMT have been affected.

We still wanted to share our interview with the stars of the show. You can see it by watching the video above.

For more than two years as the pandemic dragged on, Alyssa Anani couldn’t do the work she loves most in the world. An actress, singer, and dancer, Anani is finally back to doing live theater this summer, and her face lights up as she talks about it.

“It’s absolutely thrilling,” Anani says. “It was maybe a little scary the first day [of rehearsals] and then, when you’re back in the swing of it with the entire company, it was just like a dream.”

After a two-year layoff, Anani was asked if there was any rust. She paused for a moment before answering. 

“Probably a little bit rusty on day one,” she said, leaning in and breaking into laughter. “You’re like, ‘please, is it all still there?’ But I think it’s going well.”

Anani and Jordan Alexander have the lead roles in the Maine State Music Theatre’s current production “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

Watch our 207 interview to learn more about the show and what they’re bringing to it.

For more information on the Maine State Music Theatre and its productions, click here

You can find more information about Alyssa Anani here, and Jordan Alexander here

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