Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Once again our Active Retirement members were off to Dublin. This time it was to see the show “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Thursday, 2nd June 2011 in the Grand Canal Theatre.
The musical retells the biblical story of “Joseph” in song. We are introduced to Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colours. Their father is Jacob, whose favourite son is Joseph. The other sons become jealous of Joseph and have him exiled to Egypt. He meets the Pharaoh who amazingly appears as Elvis! The singing, dancing, design and lighting are breathtaking. Overall the sound amplification lessens as the show progresses and this makes for a more enjoyable listening experience. Keith Jack is Joseph and he really has a lovely singing voice.
The beautiful sunny day, plus the location and magnificent surroundings of the Grand Canal Theatre, inside and out, all contributed to this most enjoyable day for all of us. The Andrew Lloyd Webber songs such as “Any Dream Will Do”, “Close Every Door” and “One More Angel in Heaven” were unforgettable.
I’ll finish by saying, where next?!

Bridie Loughman

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