Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Rivertown Theaters - Kenner, LA
The irresistible family musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.
July 9 - 18, 2021
Directed by Gary Rucker. Starring Austin Ventura, Chelsea Gidden, Frank Von Hoven and Ricky Graham as "Jacob", with Casen Guttuso, Barry Acosta, Addison Hinson, Dylan Rhoton, Brandon Marquez, Deiveon Martinsen, Clay Donaldson, Cannon Jewell, Bryce Slocumb, Austin Anderson, Ke'shone White
Mainstage, Run time: ~1.75 hrs, Rated: G
“Sha la la, Joseph, you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat, ahead of your time!” One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
Appropriate for all audiences and groups, Joseph is performed hundreds of times a year by schools across North America, the U.K. and around the world.