Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Synopsis
Pinewood Players traditional Drama Camp for the youngsters will begin on June 22 and run through July 12 with performances on July 10 at 7 pm and July 11 & 12 at 2:30 pm. The camp is open to all children in the community ages 7 through 18. This is the 19th consecutive year for Pinewood Players Youth Drama Camp and our Drama Camp Steering Committee has chosen a very special production to celebrate the occasion. Drama Camp 2020 will perform the Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” They have also brought back award winning children’s theater director and choreographer, Dale Nakagawa to direct the play. Career music professional Sandra Dyke will work side by side with Dale as Music Director.
The storyline follows the classic biblical tale of Joseph and his coat of many colors set to the spellbinding music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Narrator guides the audience through the musical journey that follows Joseph from innocent young dreamer to slave, prisoner, dream interpreter and finally to nobleman who saves the country from famine and becomes right hand man to the Pharaoh, whose character is more than vaguely reminiscent of another popular “king” (of rock & roll…thank ya, thank ya vera much). In the end, Joseph tests the honesty of his brothers, teaches them a valuable lesson, forgives them for their wrongdoing and the entire family is happily reunited at last in a grand finale. The music is classic Andrew Lloyd Webber, the lyrics by Tim Rice can be both amusing and haunting, the choreography is lively, the costumes are stunning and the sets are spectacular.
You will not want to miss this event performed by the youth of our community. And by the way, if you have a child or grandchild who has not yet signed up to be a part of this camp and production, the deadline for registration is May 15. Give your “camper” the opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime! As the title states, it’s going to be “Amazing!” Tickets are $10 per person.