Lyrics by Tim Rice. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, 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. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
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“A totally contemporary and fresh perspective under the first-time direction of Broadway veteran actor Marc Kudisch, makes this Joseph literally leap off the stage and jolt you to the heavens. Shannon Lewis’ choreography is rhythmic…non-stop… nirvana.”-Don Grigware/Broadway World LA
“Director Marc Kudisch stages the work with charm and humor. Still, he focuses on the dreamer, in history and in all of us. Choreographer Shannon Lewis creates simply staged yet delightful dances that show off the music’s variety: hoedown, hip-hop, country-western, Broadway jazz…gorgeous harmonies (under musical director Corey Hirsch, who additionally leads the vibrant orchestra). Equally thrilling is the Voices of Hope Children’s Choir which augments the vocals and the staging.”-Los Angeles Daily News
“Cecil B. DeMille meets Vegas meets pop-rock at its most eclectic in Broadway superstar-turned-director Marc Kudisch’s endlessly entertaining retelling of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s very first hit musical, and if you think you’ve seen Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat before, think again. You’ve never seen one quite like 3-D Theatricals’ stand-up-and-cheer 2016-2017 season opener.” – Steven Stanley/Stage Scene LA
“3-D Theatricals has once again concocted a ‘handsome, smart, fun and fast-moving’ extravaganza that’s perfect for the entire family–how you’ll love this coat of many colors!”- Leo Buck / Bucking Trends / Broadway