Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Rep until Jan 3

Zoie Clift
 
“Some folks dream of the wonders they’ll do before their time of this planet is through. Some just don’t have anything planned they hide their hopes and their heads in the sand. Now I don’t say who is wrong, who is right. But if by chance you are here for the night, then all I need is an hour
or two to tell the story of a dreamer like you…”
 
And so begins the story of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. If you haven’t caught a
performance at The Rep yet,
shows are still running through Jan. 3. The show ( Tim Rice is the
lyricist)  is based on a colorful
retelling of the biblical story of Joseph, his uncanny abilities, and his
designer (and of course technicolor) coat. You probably already know the story (this is the musical that gave
Andrew Lloyd Webber his start) but I won’t spoil anything for you if not. It’s a family favorite for many. The
first performance of the show in the U.S. took place in 1970 in the College of
the Immaculate Conception in N.Y. The show made it to Broadway moving to the
Royale Theatre in 1982.  In other
news for those theater enthusiasts out there, Webber is currently working on a sequel to the Phantom of the Opera called
Love Never Dies, which is set to premier next year. For those interested in
checking out the technicolor dreamcoat, evening shows are at 7 p.m., Saturday
and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. More details can also be found at www.therep.org/ or at 501-378-0405.
 


 


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