Monday, October 27, 2014

Pentangle Players Perform Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat #VT

Friday October 24, 2014
Town Hall Theater, Woodstock VT

Opening night for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat was Friday. The Pentangle Players performed this spectacular two act play created in 1967 by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. There are just three more times for you to catch this fabulous production:
Saturday, November 1 @ 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 2 @ 2:00 pm
Tickets: $22.00 Adult / $21.00 Senior / $20.00 Member / $18.00 College Student (with I.D.) / $12.00 Child (5-18)

The house lights go down, the orchestra begins to play and the set is revealed...two giant brightly colored stair cases reaching to the top of the stage. The Narrator (Lanni Luce West) is surrounded by children. And the adventure begins.

Joseph (Joseph Guarino) is the favorite son of Jacob (Ken Hershey); his brothers make up the Twelve Tribes of Israel. Costume designer Holly Levison hand-dyed 83 yards of organic linen in colors representing the Tribes. Joesph receives an Amazing Coat from Jacob and the brothers become even more jealous of Joseph. They sell him into slavery; Joseph ends up in Pharaoh's Jail and eventually becomes Pharaoh's confident. He is released from jail and is confronted by his brothers. Will he seek revenge or will his show forgiveness?
The production is full of surprises, a country western song, Pharaoh (Paul West) as Elvis, a calypso song featuring Patrick Sharpe.
And even accordion music where the brothers lament over the loss of Joseph performed by Bill McCollom (Simeon) and Musical Director  Bob Merrill.

The production was colorful, the songs were wonderful to listen to and the cast-young and old alike were a joy to watch.


Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat
Pentangle Arts Council, Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
Woodstock,  VT October 24, 2014
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