With a crash of drums and a flash of light, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat takes the stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre starting Oct. 5. The Bible-based Broadway sensation was the first collaboration between composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice to be staged, and was nominated for seven Tony Awards.
The musical is based on the Old Testament story of Joseph, the favorite of Jacob’s 12 sons, who receives the gift of a colorful coat from their father. His jealous brothers reach their limit when Joseph tells them of a dream he had in which their sheaves of wheat bow to his. The enraged brothers abduct Joseph, destroy his coat, and sell him into slavery. Down, but not out, Joseph finds that any dream will do for him to be happy again – and possibly even reunite his family.
The show features three children’s choirs and a kaleidoscope of musical styles, from rock and country to pop and calypso. Songs include “One More Angel in Heaven,” “Close Every Door,” “Jacob and Sons” and “Any Dream Will Do.”
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is on stage through Nov. 19 in the intimate space of Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre. Tickets, which include Chef Larry Stoops’ dinner buffet and select beverages, are available at beefandboards.com or by calling the Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Box Office at 317.872.9664.