Joseph is one of the few major British musical theatre shows with almost no spoken dialogue, being sung almost completely from beginning to end. The show runs less than two hours. Its family-friendly storyline, universal themes, and catchy music have made Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat one of the most dependably profitable titles in musical theatre, particularly when producers cast a headlining star.
The show is based on the coat of many colors story from the Book of Genesis in the Bible. The first-ever incarnation of the show was performed as a 15-minute pop cantata at Colet Court School in London in 1968. The show’s premise was developed into a wider theme for theater-goers in the UK and gained instant popularity. The first American production was in May 1970, at Cathedral College of the Immaculate Conception in Douglaston, NY. Colleges and amateur groups expressed great interest in the show, and in a short amount of time, there were two professional productions in New York.
We’re happy to present our own interpretation, directed by Jim Pinard and featuring the talented Park Players! See showtimes here!