The biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes alive in this musical retelling. Joseph—the favorite son of Jacob—is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, whose wife makes advances toward Joseph that ultimately land him behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually, Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognize him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. A truly timeless Old Testament tale, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is set to a multitude of musical genres, spanning from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock and roll.
Book and Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book by Tim Rice
The 95th season’s final production was “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. It was the record-setting fourth production for the Community Players. The show had been performed in 1996, 2000, 2007 and now in 2018. Time has been good to the show and its popularity. The current production had a very successful run and was well reviewed with praise for the set, music, dance, and performers. This production had 14 performances and sold out every performance. This production also had understudies for both The Narrator and Joseph and they performed in those roles twice. In a Pantagraph Article by Bill Flick, a story featuring Ben Laxton, 2007’s Joseph, who is currently appearing on Broadway in “The Book of Mormon.” Ben sent his best wishes and encouragment to the 2018 cast.