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Musical to be staged at Imperial Centre

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The Summer Youth Production cast rehearse a scene from 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' on Tuesday at the Imperial Centre.

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BY LINDELL JOHN KAY
Staff Writer

Friday, July 20, 2018

Get ready for a bright, uplifting play with the city's Summer Youth Production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.”

The popular musical, featuring more than 40 local youth ranging in age from 9 to 18, takes place Friday through Sunday at the Theatre in the Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” tells the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers and the coat of many colors.

Premiering in 1970, the play written by Time Rice with music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the team that created “Jesus Christ Superstar,” has been performed by more than 20,000 schools and amateur theater groups, according to the copyright holder.

Various musical selections will span the entire performance along with a narrator, said Brooke Edwards, manager of the Imperial Centre.

“This play is uplifting, fun and bright,” Edwards said. “You have the best of a talented group of children in our community. It’s an opportunity for our younger kids to play parts they normally wouldn’t get to play. It’s a show for all ages and a show anyone can enjoy.”

Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with the Sunday performance starting at 2 p.m. Tickets for the shows are $11 for adults, $9 for students and senior citizens and $7 for children 12 and under. For more information visit www.imperialcentre.org.

Past Summer Youth Productions have included “School of Rock” and “The Hobbit.”

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