Broadway Rose Theatre Presents a Blockbuster Musical of Biblical Proportions

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Alex Foufos and Danielle Valentine in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Broadway Rose Theatre Company, June 29 - July 23, 2023. Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer
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Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents a colorful retelling of the story of Joseph, his coat of many colors, and his fantastical ability to interpret dreams in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a family-friendly musical packed with hits from Broadway greats, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Preview performance is Thursday, June 29, with opening night on Friday, June 30, and performances continuing through July 23. Evening performances are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Audio description is available at the 7:30 p.m. Saturday showing on July 21. Performances are held at the Deb Fennell Auditorium located at 9000 SW Durham Road in Tigard.

Tickets are priced from $30 to $60 for adults (depending on the date). Tickets in the upper section for ages 6-18 are $20 and ages 19-35 are $25. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. $5 tickets are available for Oregon Trail Card holders through the Arts for All program. For a full listing of show performances or to order tickets visit www.broadwayrose.org, call 503.620.5262, or visit the box office at 12850 SW Grant Avenue, Tigard.

From the legendary musical theatre duo of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice (Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar), this musical parable features an exuberantly catchy score. Noted for its family-friendly storyline, universal themes, and catchy music, Joseph is a sentimental favorite of company cofounder and Producing Artistic Director Sharon Maroney. “Joseph was the first show that Broadway Rose produced when we opened the theater in 1992,” states Maroney. The musical will be directed and choreographed by company cofounder and Managing Director Dan Murphy, with music direction by Brian Michael. 

Joseph is a retelling of the biblical story of Joseph, his devoted father, jealous brothers, and his incredible series of adventures. The musical was only 20 minutes long when an unknown 19-year-old named Andrew Lloyd Webber first created it for a British school choir in 1968. He asked his friend Rice to write the lyrics, and soon they expanded it to 40 minutes and took it to the London stage. Since then, Joseph has continued to grow, both in length and popularity. 

Filled with youthful energy, Joseph combines a wide variety of musical styles ­– everything from country to calypso to rock ‘n’ roll – in a series of memorable musical numbers. Described as a high voltage extravaganza, Joseph includes such classic songs as the contemplative “Any Dream Will Do,” the Caribbean-infused “Benjamin Calypso,” the dazzling “Jacob and Sons/Joseph’s Coat,” the rockabilly sensation “Song Of The King (Seven Fat Cows),” and the unforgettable “Go, Go, Go Joseph.” 

Broadway Rose is known for producing large musicals each summer at the Deb Fennell Auditorium, and Joseph is no exception, with a cast of 18 and a children’s choir of 12. “The children add so much to this musical, and they will gain valuable experience performing in a professional stage show,” says Director Dan Murphy.

Broadway Rose’s 2023 season is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, and the City of Tigard. The title sponsor is Pearson Financial Group, and Pavelcomm is the production sponsor

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