By Jayson Knight
Fourth Street Theater in Tuttle will host “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” six times between Friday, July 21 and Sunday, July 30.
The story of Joseph is featured in the Bible’s Book of Genesis. He is the favorite son of his father, which leads to him being sold into slavery by his brothers, only for him to become a powerful figure in Egypt many years later. The brothers who sold him into slavery then go to Egypt, where they have to ask for food, not knowing the man they will have to ask is the brother they sold into slavery.
Krislyn Gottman, Artistic Director at Fourth Street Theater, described the play, saying, “It’s Joseph and the Amazing Technical Dreamcoat, and it’s the biblical story of Joseph, but it’s sung and danced throughout, and it’s a lot of fun. It’s going to be a really fun show for the audience.
“Joseph becomes the second in command,” Gottman said. “The brothers are a big part of the show, and there’s a bunch of different styles in the show. One of them is a western, one of them is a disco. There’s a French-style one, and then there’s a Calypso, where it’s kind of Jamaican, and then we’ve got a couple of other ones that I kind of want to keep secret, because I think it will be exciting for the audience to hear. There’ll also be some surprises.”
Gottman said the cast, made up of largely of local kids, is handling the material well in rehearsals.
“They’re doing really well,” Gottman said. “I’ve got about 30 in my cast and they’re working on a song right now, and they’re having a really good time. I hope people will come ot and see it, and have a good time, and enjoy the theater. I’m hoping that we get some more people involved in it.”
Show times will be Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 22 at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 23 at 3 p.m., Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 30 at 3 p.m.
To purchase tickets now, go online to tktassistant.com/Tix/?u=OCAG.