By kind permission of The Really Useful Group, The Jewish Theatre Company is proud to present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Directed by Robert Margolis and choreographed by Debbie Hilton.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Genesis.
Joseph was first presented as a 15-minute pop cantata at Colet Court School in London in 1968 and was recorded as a concept album in 1969. After the success of the next Lloyd Webber and Rice piece, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph received stage productions beginning in 1970 and expanded recordings in 1971 and 1972. While still undergoing various transformations and expansions, the musical was produced in the West End in 1973, and in its full format was recorded in 1974 and opened on Broadway in 1982. Several major revivals and a 1999 straight-to-video film, starring Donny Osmond, followed.
The show has no spoken dialogue; it is completely sung-through. Its family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music have resulted in numerous productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; according to the Really Useful Group, by 2008 more than 20,000 schools and amateur theatre groups had successfully put on productions.
Featuring a cast over over 40 including adults, children, seasoned veterans and newcomers to the stage, this was a fantastic production for all the family.
Aimee Horwich played the Narrator and Ashley Margolis starred as Joseph with Serge Fagelman playing Pharoah. Each sell-out performance received well deserved standing ovations. The cast were unbelievable and the show was arguably the best the JTC has ever produced.