Joseph will bring his Technicolor Dreamcoat to Purdue
The seven-time Tony-nominated musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be presented on Oct. 16 in Elliott Hall of Music. The 7:30 p.m. performance is made possible by Friends support from Regions Financial Corp.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is the family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. The first collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and “Cats”) and lyricist Tim Rice (“Jesus Christ Superstar” and “The Lion King”), “Joseph” blends pop, country and rock into a technicolored story.
Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colors, the musical is full of memorable songs including “Those Canaan Days,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
Did you know?
The now-iconic musical was originally much shorter. Created in 1967, a 19-year-old Andrew Lloyd Webber and 22-year-old Tim Rice created a 15-minute “pop cantata” for London’s Colet Court preparatory school’s end-of-term Easter Concert. After successful stagings, Webber and Rice collaborated further, bringing the show to Broadway in 1982.
Tickets for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Saturday, October 16 / Elliott Hall of Music
$24-54 for adults
$24-40 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students
Tickets are available at the Stewart Center box office at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Group tickets are also available to groups of 10 more. Call 765-496-1977 for more details or visit Group Sales for more information.