Take in ‘Joseph’ at PhippsThe Phipps Center is staging “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” an all-singing, all-dancing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, through Aug. 2 at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
The Phipps Center is staging “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” an all-singing, all-dancing musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, through Aug. 2 at The Phipps Center for the Arts.
The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this vibrant musical. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel.
Set to a variety of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
Champagne brunch cruise and theater packages are available for the Sunday matinees by contacting Afton-Hudson Cruise Lines at (651) 436-8883 or www.AftonHouseInn.com.