Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber
Directed by Sarah Karlen
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors omes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
Produced by Oregon Straw Hat Players at Oregon Performing Arts Center, 456 N. Perry Parkway, Oregon
Performances: August 8-15, 2015
Performance Times: August 8, 2015, 8 pm
August 9, 2015, 2 pm
August 13, 2015, 8 pm
August 14, 2015, 8 pm
August 15, 2015, 2 pm
August 15, 2015, 8 pm
Ticket Prices: General-$17, Senior (65+)-$15, Youth (HS & under)-$12
Visit www.oshponline.org for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
We will hold auditions Monday and Tuesday, June 8 and 9, in the Oregon School District Performing Arts Center, 456 North Perry Parkway, Oregon, Wisconsin. Performers with unchanged voices, both boys and girls, will audition at 6:30 pm, and all others at 7:30 pm. It is only necessary to come on one of those evenings. All auditioners should hold Thursday, June 11, open for possible callbacks. Check www.oshponline.org/joseph/internal.html for further audition information.