Our friends at Chemainus Theatre are bringing JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to the stage. Press release below.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat paints the Chemainus Theatre Festival in musical-theatre gold!
Vancouver Island theatregoers will vividly remember the summer of 2012. From June 15 to September 1, The Chemainus Theatre Festival presents the famous Broadway musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat. Written by award-winning duo Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar), the charming biblical tale of Jacob (patriarch of Israel) and his favourite of twelve sons, Joseph, hits the stage with rock-opera sensation – and not a word of spoken script.
Joseph's prophetic story unfolds in an impressive line-up of twenty-five musical scores. Webber and Rice whirl audiences through his life of slavery, dream-inspired rise to power, and freeing rediscovery of love and family by way of 60s-era rock 'n' roll, 20s-era Charleston, French ballads, Caribbean calypso, and dance-club disco.
“We want to leave every audience member humming long after the applause ends,” says Musical Director, Brad L’Écuyer. Along with Choreographer Shane Snow, and Sound Designer Robin Boxwell, the trio intend to deliver every note - from "Close Every Door" to "Any Dream Will Do" and "Poor, Poor Joseph” - in perfect pitch, and with a punch.
The Chemainus Theatre Festival Artistic Director, Mark DuMez, is excited for Vancouver Island audiences to experience the upbeat music, entertaining story, and rich visuals of Joseph. “The dramatic yet inviting storyline combined with catchy and well-loved songs make this big summer production a wonderful treat,” says DuMez. “It’s a powerful and moving story told in vibrant and fun loving fashion –there is somethingfor everyone to enjoy in this wildly popular piece!”
Playing June 15-Sept 1
Tickets available online here or at 1-800-565-7738