‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ begins July 26

 

Tickets are on sale now for Baytown Little Theater’s production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which will come to the Lee College Performing Arts Center beginning July 26.

Performances will be at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday July 26-27 and Aug. 2-3, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 28 and Aug. 4.

All tickets are $25 and can be purchased from the Lee College box office. Visit www.lee.edu or call 281-425-6255.

Unlike most musicals, “Joseph” contains almost no spoken words--the entire story is told in songs.

Written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, this was the first of their works to be performed publicly--its first performance, with only part of the current content, was 51 years ago in 1968, then it was released as a recording the following year.

It follows the biblical story of Joseph from Genesis. Joseph is sold into slavery by his brothers, but rises to a position of power in Egypt through his faithful service to the Pharaoh. He is ultimately reunited and reconciled with his brothers.

In contrast to “Jesus Christ Superstar,” also by Rice and Webber, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” has a mostly lighthearted, storybook feel which has made it especially popular with children and youth.

Director Jim Wadzinski has promised an active, energetic production, with most of the large cast on stage for most of the show.

The audience can expect bright and colorful stage sets and costumes along with elaborate and fun choreography. 

Choreographer Nohelia Cantu said, “There is something for everybody. It has ballet, we’re doing ‘50s, we’re ‘60s, we are all over the place.”

The music won’t even pause for set changes, Cantu said, as set pieces will be moved by the cast and even that is choreographed to music.

“Everybody’s constantly moving; we’ve even got the kids involved in the dances,” she said. “You won’t have a moment to be bored. Any time you think that it’s going to be a regular song, it has some king of shift.”

Youth Theater Group

production next week

Protégé Players, a new youth theater group in the west Chambers County area, will present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. July 12 at the Cove Community Center, 5735 S. FM 565 in Cove.

Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Protégé Players recently took this production to the 2019 Texas Nonprofit Theatres Youth Conference in Irving.

Youth Theater Group

production next week

Protégé Players, a new youth theater group in the west Chambers County area, will present “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. July 12 at the Cove Community Center, 5735 S. FM 565 in Cove.

Tickets are $10 and available at the door. Protégé Players recently took this production to the 2019 Texas Nonprofit Theatres Youth Conference in Irving.

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