Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat lights up Playhouse stage this August!

JUNE 12, 2015

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat lights up Playhouse stage this August!

JOSEPHposter(Fredericton, NB)–In partnership with the The Fredericton Playhouse, Blind Faith Productions is preparing to present their second summer musical production: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

A dazzling, family-friendly story, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, is the first musical by legendary theatrical team Sir Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice. Created for a British school choir, the first performance on a cold winter afternoon on March 1, 1968 was only 20 minutes long. Joseph continued to grow, both in length and in popularity, receiving major productions in London and on Broadway.

This colorful retelling of the biblical story about Joseph, his prophetic dreams, his wondrous adventures and his designer coat sings out to young and old alike. The score includes a variety of musical styles and wall-to-wall hits, including “Close Every Door”, “Go, Go Go Joesph” and “Any Dream Will Do”.

Joseph is the perfect summer show,” says Blind Faith Productions’ artistic producer Shawn Henry. “It’s filled with fun and uplifting songs that always leave the audience wanting more and that stay with you long after the show is over.”

With direction and musical direction by Shawn Henry, this production of Joseph will return to the roots of the original performance and incorporate a children’s choir as an integral part of the show. The choir will be made up of participants in the Go Go Go Joseph Summer Camp which runs August 10-14 and August 17-21, with rehearsals and shows running August 23-30. Henry notes that this is a large undertaking, but one that is sure to give back to the community in spades. “What’s most important to me is that it brings the Fredericton community together, children and adults alike, into one huge spectacle of a show that will have audiences on their feet dancing into the finale.”

Blind Faith Productions is holding open auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Sunday, June 14 from 1-6pm and Wednesday, June 17 from 6-9pm at The Black Box Theatre Green Room, St. Thomas University. Versatile performers of all abilities, ages 15 to adult are needed.  Please be prepared to sing a song from the show or one of your own choosing.  If you wish to sing accompanied, please bring music, as an accompanist will be provided.  Auditions are by appointment only.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will run August 28 at 7:30pm and August 29 & 30 at 2pm and 7:30pm at The Fredericton Playhouse.

Tickets on sale at The Fredericton Playhouse box office in person, by phone (506) 458-8344 or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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For all media inquiries please contact:

Jill Scaplen
Marketing & Communications, Blind Faith Productions
jillscaplen@yahoo.ca | 506.447.1047

To book an audition time, or to register for the Go Go Go Joseph Summer Camp please contact:

Shawn Henry
Artistic Producer, Blind Faith Productions
dreamcoat2015@yahoo.ca | 506.999.4311

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