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Posted on: March 15, 2019

Spotlight Players To Present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”


The Spotlight Players will present the Broadway Classic, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton, MI on March 29-31 and April 5-7, 2019. 


This popular show, which tells the story of Joseph’s “coat of many colors” from the Bible’s Book of Genesis, will be performed on the Main Stage at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI  48187.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was first performed as a 15-minute skit in 1968.  Notable highlights throughout its history include David Cassidy playing the role of Joseph between 1983 and 1984 and Donny Osmond starring in a 1999 Broadway version which went direct to video.  Joseph has continued to entertain audiences with many other productions which continue through today.  Over 20,000 schools and amateur theatre groups have also performed this musical.


One of the most enduring shows of all time, 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. Told entirely through song with the help of a main character, the Narrator, the musical follows preferred son, Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, Joseph 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 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.


Audiences will enjoy catchy songs from a variety of music styles, such as: “Any Dream Will Do”, the Western style “One More Angel in Heaven”, “Close Every Door”, the Rock-n-Roll Elvis-inspired “Song of the King”, the Calypso style “Benjamin Calypso” and of course “Go, Go, Go Joseph”.


Director/Choreographer Allison Boufford brings you some captivating and delightful musical theater entertainment, along with Spotlight Players top-notch cast of 38, including: Anna Dreslinski Cooke (Plymouth) as Narrator, David Weishaar (Northville) as Joseph, Brian George (Canton) as Pharaoh, Michael Soranno (Livonia) as Jacob, and John Boufford (Livonia) as Potiphar.


Performances will be held March 29-31 & April 5-7, 2019 on the Main Stage on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill.   


Tickets to the performance are $15-18 each. Tickets can be purchased, and printed at home or held in will call, anytime from our website www.cantonvillagetheater.org at no extra charge.  The Village Theater Box Office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Tickets can also be ordered by calling 734/394-5300 x3, with a Visa or Mastercard weekdays between the hours of 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. If tickets are available, they can also be purchased one hour prior to Program Time.


The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48187, is a regional center for the arts that offers the magic of live theatre, soul-stirring music, the thrill of the dance, and the enjoyment of fine art exhibitions and events, in addition to providing a home for several cultural organizations and community groups.


For additional information about Spotlight Players, visit www.spotlightplayersmi.org. For more information about this production, visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call 734/394-5300.

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