Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is one of the world’s most beloved family musicals. Released as a concept album in 1969, this multi award winning show has been performed hundreds of thousands of times including multiple runs in the West End and on Broadway, international tours and productions in over 80 countries!
The original Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaboration, the show continues to delight huge audiences annually, performed by amateur and schools groups and professionally in concert halls, arenas and theatres around the world.
Told entirely through song with the help of the Narrator, the show follows the story of Jacob’s favourite son Joseph and his eleven brothers. After being sold into slavery by the brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the 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 showman, the Pharaoh. As Joseph strives to resolve Egypt’s famine, he becomes Pharaoh’s right-hand man and eventually reunites with his family.
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No matter the age or generation, audiences can consistently rely on “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’s” promise of sheer delight. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice have always been a powerhouse writing team in the musical theatre world, but their first publicly performed collaboration dates back to this joyful musical. First produced in the 1970s, this (techni)colourful classic has been entertaining families internationally on both amateur and professional stages for decades.
A long-time favourite for families, the seminal show loosely follows the biblical story of Joseph from the Book of Genesis, tracing his turbulent but triumphant journey after his jealous brothers force him down a treacherous path. Join Joseph on his quest to return to his rightful place and retrieve his special coat. Opening at the spectacular London Palladium with a spectacular production to match, this highly anticipated revival includes all the beloved songs including “Go, Go, Go Joseph,” “Any Dream Will Do,” and “Close Every Door.”
What To Watch For
- Due to its inspiring message and wholesome themes, “Joseph” is a very popular pick for amateur school productions. It is estimated that the show has been produced in more than 20,000 schools since it was first produced in 1979.
- Throughout its long history, major productions of “Joseph” have often included a star-studded cast. Some of the more famous “Josephs” over the many years include Jason Donovan, Donny Osmond, Stephen Gately, and Phillip Schofield.
- From 1979 to 1991, the U.S. touring production of “Joseph” ran for a record-breaking 12 years. The achievement earned the production a spot in the Guiness Book of World Records as the longest running touring musical of all time.