The Santa Clarita Regional Theatre is bringing this Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors to the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center at College of the Canyons for a limited run this summer. Audiences of all ages will thrill to this delightful musical as it brings to life the story of Joseph, a boy blessed with the ability to interpret dreams, who shares the message, “Any Dream Will Do.” Because Joseph is his father’s favorite, his jealous brothers sell him into slavery to the Ishmaelites who take him to Egypt. Back home, his brothers tell Jacob that Joseph has been killed. They show his tattered coat smeared with his blood — really goat blood — as proof that what they say is true.
In Egypt, Joseph is sold to Potiphar, a millionaire in whose house Joseph rises through the ranks of slaves and servants until he is running the household. When Mrs. Potiphar makes advances, Joseph spurns her, however Potiphar overhears, barges in, sees the two together — and jumps to conclusions. He jails Joseph and while incarcerated, Joseph helps two prisoners who were servants of the Pharaoh interpret their dreams. The Pharaoh hears of Joseph’s gift and orders Joseph to be brought to him. By interpreting Pharaoh’s dreams, Joseph becomes the most powerful man in Egypt. Meanwhile, Joseph’s brothers, have suffered greatly since abandoning Joseph, and they come to Egypt to beg for food and mercy. Seeing that his brothers have truly repented, Joseph reveals himself and he and his father are reunited.
This popular and enduring musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber combines a cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western, and calypso to pop and rock ‘n’ roll. Under the direction of TimBen Boydston, this Old Testament tale emerges as both timely and timeless. The musical direction is being handled by Leslie Berra, with Musette Caing doing the choreography. The key roles of Narrator and Joseph are being played by Jill Kocalis and Ryan Massey, respectively.
Joseph opens at the PAC on July 25 at 8 p.m., followed by performances at 2 p.m. on July 26, August 2, 9, 15 and 16. There will be 8 p.m. performances on August 1, 8, 14, and 15. Tickets range from $16 to $30 and are on sale now through the SCRT box office only. There are group discounts as well as discounts for juniors (under 18) and seniors (over 62).
Call 661-799-2702 now for the entertainment experience of the summer! See Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the beautiful Performing Arts Center. Only 11 performances of this musical spectacular. Don’t miss it!
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