LBHS Drama & Park Ave Players present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be performed by the Laguna Beach High School Drama Department and Park Avenue Players on March 15-17 and March 22-24 at The Artists Theatre at LBHS. The Friday and Saturday shows start at 7 p.m. and the Sunday shows begin at 2:30 p.m.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the “coat of many colors” from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. This was the first Lloyd Webber and Rice musical to be performed publicly. (The Likes of Us, written in 1965, was not performed until 2005).

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers, and the coat of many colors.

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Performances on March 15-17 and March 22-24 at Artists Theatre at LBHS

Told entirely through song, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous 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, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

The irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son, is appropriate for all audiences. 

Tickets are on sale now and are $12 for students, $17 for adults, or $22 for premium seats. To book, go to lbhs.booktix.com.

The Artists Theatre at LBHS is located at 625 Park Ave.