There is only one word I can use to describe the process of rehearsing for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with these awesome kids——FUN!
We have had an absolute blast singing these songs, learning the dances, and of course, watching pieces of the actual movie. If you are a parent of one of the cast members, I’m sure many of you have these songs running through your head at night, just like I do :-).
The show begins with our narrators introducing us to Joseph, Jacob and and Joseph’s brothers who quickly turn on him when their jealousy gets the best of them. We follow Joseph’s journey to Egypt as he is sold into slavery to Potiphar, lands in jail, interprets dreams for Pharaoh’s butler, baker and eventually Pharaoh himself. As Joseph rises to power, he is in a position to help his brothers–who do not recognize him. He tricks them to see if they have changed, and when he realizes that they have become good men willing to protect their younger brother, Benjamin, Joseph reveals himself and has a happy reunion with them and his father, Jacob.
This is the kind of show that you can get attached to quickly. The music is catchy, and the story is filled with just the right amount of drama, intrigue, humor and excitement! It also helps that this story is OUR story—our history straight out of the Torah. A history that our students have learned about from the very beginning of their Jewish education, and now they help bring it to life on our stage—a stage that happens to house an Aron Kodesh containing a Sefer Torah.
Our production is the perfect mix of enthusiasm, effort, pride, creativity, talent, support, teamwork, encouragement, ruach and love. I am so proud of each and every one of our Kindergarten through 5th graders.
We hope you will all join us for our production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Thursday evening, January 31st at 6:30pm.
See you at the theater! –Sheri Gross