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Now Playing: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is playing at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Carmel December 13th, 2013 – January 4th, 2014.

Ever since Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King) collaborated to produce this musical in the 1970s, Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has become one of the most uplifting theatrical productions in history.

The musical tells the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. Joseph, who is shown preferential treatment by his father, is sold into slavery in Egypt by his jealous eleven brothers, where he becomes one of the Pharaoh’s servants. But later in the story, when the Pharaoh walks in on an attempt by his wife to seduce Joseph, the Pharaoh jumps to conclusions and imprisons Joseph.

While in prison, the Pharaoh learns of Joesph’s ability to correctly interpret dreams. When his predictions that seven years of bounty will be followed by seven years of famine come true, the Pharaoh is so impressed that he appoints Joseph to a post in the government. Joseph’s father and brothers, who are ill-prepared, come to Egypt in search of food. As for the rest of the story, you’ll have to watch it to find out!

The music score keeps things interesting, with a blending 50s Rock-n-Roll, Country Western, Calypso, Pop and French Chanson.

An American Sign Language interpreter will interpret the performance on Saturday, January 4th at 2pm.

Mike Woods