Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph.

6 thoughts on “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

  1. Sound issues were non-existent when my dad saw this show on July 26 but during the final show on July 29, there was much room for improvement. All soloists were completely drowned out by the chorus, which was so unfortunate because you could tell they were singing their faces off, but the volume just wasn’t there. Surely the mic levels can be adjusted somehow. The worst part was when the mics stayed on when some actors went off-stage, so you could hear them talking, coughing, etc. which was undoubtedly distracting for the actors who remained onstage. It was certainly distracting for me in the audience.

    One other area for improvement would be to have an accurate run time in the program. It was listed as 90 min but barely cleared 70. I was counting on it to be an hour an a half, plus I had to factor in the out-of-the-way location. As a result, any shows I booked after this one had a much later start time. But when it ended quite a bit earlier than I expected, I realized I could have made it to another show sooner.

    Great show overall with amazing young, local talent. Costumes, choreography, and live music were all top-notch. Would love to see this production or another return in the future.

  2. Wow, what a show!

    Bringing such a large scale production to Fringe is quite a task, and I think they nailed it. From the casting choices, to the set design, and the dance numbers, this production had me dancing and singing my way out of the theatre.

    Very well done!

  3. The female lead of this musical completely saves the show as its most important component, simply because she is the most engaged of the performers. Her talent is obvious, she projects her voice and pulls you in in taking you through from beginning to end. If you want to see a starlet in action she’s worth the price of admission. That’s all I got from a spectators point of view. As for the show itself, it’s a fairly decent attempt to a very ambitious production. The content is enough it gets you a cup of coffee after five stamps. I give it a hard 3 out of 5.

  4. The singing voice of the delightful narrator won my heart and stole the show! I agree about the sound issue. The chorus was too loud it was impossible at times to hear the soloist. I really enjoyed it as I am a fan of the larger shows. 😀

  5. Some really off-putting sound issues and the guy that played Joseph was at times awkward with his acting and could have used more richness in his tone. To be at the lead of a musical, it generally is required that he is not outshone by his fellow performers, but such is the case here. However, his mis-casting as the lead is the only issue in the group. A high-energy show with a VERY high-energy cast gives this old shoe of a musical a quick new reverberation. Well done!

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