Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre is bringing "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" back to the Bankhead Theater in Livermore. This irresistible family musical -- which relates the trials and triumphs of Joseph entirely through song with the help of a main character, Narrator -- opens next Saturday (July 20) and runs through Aug. 4.
The musical, lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, celebrated its 50th anniversary last year.
The show reimagines the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob and his 11 jealous brothers, who sell Joseph into slavery. He manages to ingratiate 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 Pharaoh. Joseph's solution to Egypt's famine elevates him to Pharaoh's right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
Equity actor Romar De Claro stars as Joseph, and Kirsten Torkildson as Narrator. Pharaoh is played by Robert Lopez, a veteran of many other Tri-Valley Rep productions. The cast of more than three dozen includes a nine-member children's chorus.
Director is Todd Aragon; choreographer, Kelly Krauss Cooper; musical director, Sierra Dee; producer, Kathleen Breedveld; and stage manager, Brian Olkowski.
Trials and triumphs
What: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat"
Who: Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre
When: 8 p.m. July 20, 27, Aug. 3
2 p.m. July 21, 28, Aug. 3, 4
Where: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore
Tickets: $23-$41. Call 373-6800, visit lvpac.org, or go to the box office, 2400 First St., Livermore.