Pleasant Valley Productions has announced its production of the classic musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, will take place next month.
For more than 30 years, this joyful, family-friendly musical has been giving audiences a new appreciation of the story of Jacob’s favorite son, Joseph, a boy blessed with the ability to interpret dreams, who is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt.
He endures a series of trials and triumphs, from being thrown into jail to becoming Pharaoh’s second in command. Years later, Joseph’s brothers arrive in Egypt, starving and in need of help.
Not recognizing their brother, they beg Joseph for assistance; eventually he reveals his identity and grants them all they desire.
The story is told entirely in song, spanning musical styles from rock ‘n’ roll and country-western to calypso, pop, and more.
The show is directed by Camille Vecchio-DiLorenzo, with music direction by Ilene Greenbaum of Livingston and choreography by Cindy Jung McArthur. The show is produced by Livingston native Howie Tilkin and stage managed by LHS student Samantha Brown with a set designed by Tilkin, LHS teacher Brian Megaro and Livingston resident/retired teacher Hugh Mahon.
The cast of 40 performers, including a children’s chorus, features Livingston residents Evy De Guzman, Ryan Healy, Shari Hudes, Sophie Hudes, Eden Mendelsohn, Brian Miseo, Stephen Montag, and Chelsea Oliver.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s adaptation of the well-known Biblical tale will be presented at Roosevelt Middle School in West Orange.
Performances will be Saturday, Feb. 9 and 16 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. and President’s Day, Monday, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Productions was formed last year by theatre colleagues, Camille Vecchio-DiLorenzo, Ilene Greenbaum, and Howie Tilkin. The company’s mission is to create a professional theatre experience for local area performers, audience members, students and volunteers while providing a broad range of musical theater works.
Performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be held at Roosevelt Middle School, located at 36 Gilbert Place, West Orange, NJ 07052. For tickets, click here or call 1-800-838-3006.