Saturday matinee at the John Rupert
This Saturday, July 22, the John Rupert Theatre in Parsonage Street, Graaff-reinet, will be screening Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The doors to the theatre will open at 13:30 with the film starting at 14:00. Tickets at R25 each will be available at the door. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the “coat of many colours” story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. This was the first Lloyd Webber and Rice musical to be performed publicly (the first, The Likes of Us, written in 1965, was not performed until 2005).
The show has little-spoken dialogue; it is completely sung-through. Its family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music have resulted in numerous productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; according to the Really Useful Group, by 2008 more than 20 000 schools and amateur theatre groups had successfully put on productions.