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‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

  • (From right) Hadley Harris, Autumn Fichera, Steve Kelly, Lauren Busa and Laura Majore show off their moves during rehearsal for “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Amato Center in Milford. Courtesy

  • Kim Whitehead (music director) signals the cast from her spot at the piano during a recent rehearsal. Courtesy photo

  • Zac Barnaby (Joseph) and the cast of the 2018 Friends of the Amato show Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor sing the final notes of the musical. Courtesy


Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:57AM

The Friends of the Amato is presenting “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.

With a cast comprised of adults and kids from more than 10 surrounding towns, including several families, Joseph is a multi-generational production highlighting the life of the Biblical Joseph, a young dreamer who sparks his eleven brothers’ jealousy when he is given a beautiful coat by their father.

When they sell him into servitude, Joseph begins his journey to Egypt, where he encounters the toe-tapping Potiphar and Potiphar’s wife, lands in jail with an eccentric butler and baker, encounters the Pharoah, who seems to be channeling Elvis. Joseph made waves when it was released and is celebrating its 50th year of audiences enjoying songs like “Go Go Go Joseph,” “Any Dream Will Do,” and “Close Every Door.”

“Joseph is the perfect summer show,” says director Robin LaCroix. “It’s colorful, upbeat, short and packed with songs and dances from every genre. This cast has had so much fun and is really looking forward to performing for audiences!”

The production is directed by LaCroix, choreographed by Meg King with musical direction by Kim Whitehead, lighting by Tyler Soucy and TS Event Productions, and costume design by Julia Bucklin.

Upcoming productions are Big Fish November, and auditions for Riverbend Youth Company’s 2018 dance show are in late September, with auditions for the Honk, Jr. and Almost, Maine not far behind.

The Friends of the Amato, an adult cast, is working with The Riverbend Youth Company to present Joseph. RYC is a program of the Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley, providing hundreds of kids a year with high-quality performance and technical theater opportunities.

Tickets are $15 adults, $12 for students and seniors and are available online at amatocenter.org or at the door. Performances for Joseph are September 6-8 at 7:30pm and Sept. 8 and 9 at 2:30 p.m.