Alhambra’s Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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.

About Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom

The Dual Critics of EU Jacksonville have been reviewing plays together for the past nine years. Dick Kerekes has been a critic since 1980, starting with The First Coast Entertainer and continuing as the paper morphed into EU Jacksonville. Leisla Sansom wrote reviews from time to time in the early 80s, but was otherwise occupied in the business world. As a writing team, they have attended almost thirty Humana Festivals of New America Plays at Actors Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky, and many of the annual conferences sponsored by the American Theatre Critics Association, which are held in cities throughout the country. They have reviewed plays in Cincinnati, Chicago, Miami, Sarasota, Minneapolis, Orlando, New York, Philadelphia, Sarasota, San Francisco, Shepherdstown, and The Eugene O’Neill Center in Waterford, Massachusetts. They currently review about one hundred plays annually in the North Florida area theaters, which include community, college, university, and professional productions.