Olympia High School will present the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, on Friday, May 6, at 7:00 PM, Saturday, May7, at 7:00 PM, and Sunday, May 8, at 2:00 PM. Tickets can be reserved by calling Wendy Wade at the middle school at (309) 379-5941, ext. 8330.
One of the most famous rock operas of Lloyd Webber’s repertoire, the production is performed by permission of The Rodgers and Hammerstein Library. The Olympia production is directed by Wendy Wade, with costuming by Heather Schwarting. Debbie Aurelius-Muir and Kyle Brubaker direct the vocal and instrumental music, respectively.
The Biblical saga of Joseph (Doug Stribling) and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this quasi-concert version of this musical parable. Joseph is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (Joel Brigham), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command in Egypt. Eventually his brothers, having suffered realty, unknowingly come to Joseph for help. Set to an engaging collage of musical styles, our Narrators (Anna Adams, Kelsy Schrag, and Kristen Schuette) guide us through this Old Testament tale.
For more information, contact Olympia Middle School at (309) 379-5941, ext. 8330.