arts & entertainment
Riverside Theatre for Kids announces performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s irresistible family musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Performances take place June 3-5, 2021 on the Stark Stage.
Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”
Featuring a cast of 19 very talented performers, this production is directed by Kevin Quillinan. The creative team includes: Deborah Quillinan (Music Director), Adam Schnell (Choreographer), Emily Luongo (Scenic Design), Anna Hillbery (Costume & Wig Design), William Brown (Lighting Design), Nate Dickson (Sound Design) and Dan Kondas (Stage Manager).
Performances are Thursday, June 3rd at 6:30pm; Friday, June 4th at 6:30pm; and Saturday, June 5th at 2pm & 6:30pm.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at www.RiversideTheatre.com.
Originally built in 1973 on a 54-acre tract of land designated by the city of Vero Beach as a cultural park, Riverside Theatre, the largest professional theatre in a small town in America, was erected with funds solely raised from private donations. Riverside Theatre produces Broadway musicals, contemporary plays, and children’s theatre on three stages. Riverside Theatre serves Florida’s entire Treasure and Space Coast with over 100,000 patrons and students using the facilities annually. Riverside Theatre programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Riverside Theatre is a member of the Cultural Council of Indian River County, the Indian River Chamber of Commerce, and the Sebastian River Area Chamber of Commerce.