It is glittering! It is energetic and a musical, a resonant parable filled with delightful song. It is the biblical story of Joseph and his dazzling coat of many colors by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, on stage with Alhambra’s Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the Alhambra Theatre & Dining, 12000 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida until August 4th. Call 641-1212 for reservations.
This is a show that began as a cantata for a religious school. Webber and Rice added a few songs for a concert version, then it moved to London and Edinburgh stages. It hit Broadway in 1982, after the blockbuster Webber-Rice hits Evita and Cats.
The story of Joseph is probably one of the best known biblical stories; a story about jealousy, forgiveness, and the power of dreams. That sounds serious but with the skillful direction provided by Producer/Director Tod Booth and the imaginative choreography of James Kinney, it is fast and furious and funny.