VERO BEACH — The Riverside Theatre for Kids will present live, in person performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s family musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, June 3-5 on the Stark Stage.
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled Elvis-inspired Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads, “Those Canaan Days”, to country-western, “One More Angel in Heaven”, and calypso, “Benjamin Calypso”, along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
Featuring a cast of 19 very talented performers, this production is directed by Kevin Quillinan. The creative team includes Music Director Deborah Quillinan, Choreographer Adam Schnell, Scenic Designer Emily Luongo, Costume and Wig Designer Anna Hillbery, Lighting Designer William Brown, Sound Designer Nate Dickson, and Stage Manager Dan Kondas.
Performances are Thurs., June 3 at 6:30 p.m.; Fri., June 4 at 6:30 p.m.; and Sat., June 5 at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the box office at (772) 231-6990 or online at www.RiversideTheatre.com.
Riverside Theatre is located at 3250 Riverside Park Dr., Vero Beach.