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Show of many colors

Music & More performers presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”
By: Loryll Nicolaisen, Journal features editor
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The Music & More cast and crew is up to something dreamy. They’re about to present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which opens tonight and continues to Aug. 15. “Joseph,” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, borrows from the story of Joseph from the Hebrew Bible’s Book of Genesis. In this musical modernization, Joseph’s brothers sell him as a slave because he can explain people’s dreams. Joseph ends up becoming an Elvis-emulating pharaoh’s right-hand man after he predicts a famine, which brings Joseph’s brothers crawling back for help. “It’s a real high-energy show with a lot of different styles of music, a lot of dance,” said Jonathan Coder, director. Seth Beam, 17, of Cool, plays the pharaoh, known as “King.” “It’s a great story,” he said. “It’s entertainment at full blast. There’s really no dead spots. It’s all movement.” __________ “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6-7 and Aug. 13-14; 3 p.m. matinees Aug. 8 and 15 Where: DeWitt Theatre, 11596 D Ave., Auburn Cost: $12 general, $10 for kids 12 and under Info: musicandmore.net