Yorktown Stage's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to Open 7/26
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical journey through ancient Egypt, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, opens at Yorktown Stage on July 26. The story follows the rag to riches story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. Originally produced off- Broadway in 1981, Joseph ran for 824 performances and was revived on Broadway in 1997.
Starring in the production are Maia Katz of Bedford as the Narrator, Charles Pang of Brooklyn as Potiphar and Justin Valero of The Bronx as the Pharoah. The talented Yorktown Stage creative team returns, with direction by August Abatcola, choreography by Carrie Silvernail and musical and vocal direction by Kurt Kelley.
"This is a wildly funny, exuberant, and exhilarating show, written by, arguably, Broadway's greatest composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Evita)," said Liebman. "As in the past, we have cast the best of Westchester's actors to complement the prominent NYC professionals. We are very, very excited to have 15 children in the cast to form the Children's Choir." The children range in age from 8 - 16 and reside in Carmel, Cortlandt Manor, Crompond, Katonah, Mohegan Lake, Somers and Yorktown.
The story centers around Joseph, a young man with a knack for having prophetic dreams. Being the favorite son in the family, he incurs the jealousy of his brothers when he is given a magnificent coat of many colors by his doting father. Said director Abatecola, "this is a fun and very hip adaptation of the well-known Biblical tale. Featuring a melodious, eclectic, contemporary sung-through score, Joseph is a winning, rollicking ensemble show that is ideal family entertainment, great with and for young people."
Joseph runs July 26 - August 2, 2014, with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinee at 1:00 PM.
Yorktown Stage is located in the Yorktown Community Cultural Center, at 1974 Commerce Street (off Veterans Road) in Yorktown Heights, NY. Tickets are $26; Yorktown residents $24; seniors and students $21; children under 12 years old $19. Group discounts are available. For tickets and information call 962-0606 or visit the website www.yorktownstage.org.