Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice`s first mega-hit returns to Pieter Toerien’s Theatre on the Bay stage this August, dynamically reimagined. The exuberant, colourful blockbuster musical has garnered rave reviews in Johannesburg where critics have hailed it as a “brilliant, pulsating, sparkling light-and-sound extravaganza!”
The dazzling production opens on 12 August 2016, and is directed by Paul Warwick Griffin (Jesus Christ Superstar, HAIR, Evita, Sunset Boulevard).
Earl Gregory (CATS, Sweeney Todd) stars as Joseph, the role that launched his stage career in 2005 and for which he won a Naledi Award for Best Male Newcomer. Bianca le Grange (Blood Brothers, Idols 2004) is the Narrator, and multiple award-winning actor Jonathan Roxmouth (Sweeney Todd, The Phantom of the Opera, CATS, Sunset Boulevard, A Handful of Keys, I`m Playing Your Song) is Pharoah. The stellar supporting cast includes Dean Roberts, Sven-Eric Muller, Kenneth Meyer, Jarryd Nurden, Calvin Grandling, Richard Gau, Rhys Williams, Michael McMeeking, Sonwa Sekuba, Emile Doubell, Mila De Biaggi, Venolia Manale, Thalia Burt, Stephan van der Walt, Darren Greeff and Louise Duhain.
Musical supervision is by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Louis Zurnamer is the musical director. Costume design is by Niall Griffin and choreography by Duane Alexander.
From humble beginnings, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat has gone on to become one of the most recognized musical productions worldwide. The show has won Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Awards and has a place in The Guinness Book of Records for the world`s longest running touring musical. The first production in South African was presented in the 1970`s starring Richard Loring (The Narrator), Alvon Collison, (Pharaoh) and Bruce Millar (Joseph). The production in 2004|2005 was another first - the beginning of an on-going tradition of `bonsai` musicals conceptualised by Pieter Toerien for audiences at his theatres in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Now, ten years later, this outstanding family favourite is back-bigger and bolder than ever before and features favourite hit songs like ‘Go, Go, Go Joseph’, ‘Any Dream Will Do’, ‘Close Every Door To Me’ and ‘One More Angel In Heaven’.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat is at Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay from 12 August to 5 November 2016. Performances from Monday to Friday run at 8pm, on Saturdays at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm and on Sundays at 2:30pm and 8pm. Tickets cost from R95 to R350 via Computicket, 08619158000, and 0214383301.