Feb 06, 2012
Many of us performed in it at school, hoards of us clambered for tickets to see the stage show and now many of us will get the chance to Sing-a-long to the filmed version with Donny Osmond at SING-A-LONG-A JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT making its Boston début at the Regent Theatre in Arlington, Massachusetts February 17 through 19, 2012.
This is the new show from the producers of SING-A-LONG SOUND OF MUSIC, which began as a cult spectacular in 1999 and has now grown into an international phenomena.
The first ever TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER musical was launched as SING-A-LONG-A JOSEPH by DONNY OSMOND in London in February 2002 and now it’s coming to Boston for the first time
SING-A-LONG-A JOSEPH has all the elements of a sing-a-long-a spectacular, including the fancy dress parade (the audience always dress to thrill), and free Magic Moment goody bags for all, with additional props to wear, wave and use to reflect the lyrics of the songs.
Produced by REALLY USEFUL FILMS, Joseph features superb British actors including the fabulous MARIA FRIEDMAN (as Narrator), an irrepressibly naughty JOAN COLLINS (Mrs Potiphar), RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH (Jacob), IAN McNEICE (Potiphar) and ALEX JENNINGS and CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS as Pharoah’s Butler and Baker respectively.
DONNY OSMOND was personally chosen for the film by Andrew Lloyd Webber. While Jason Donovan and Philip Schofield were donning their coloured coats in the West End, Donny was playing Joseph in theatres across North America for a phenomenal five years. What appealed to him was ‘the challenge of playing Joseph from a naïve young 18 year old to a 40 year old man in charge of Egypt…after many performances I knew it would still mean something to me because it’s so real.”
JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT was written by TIM RICE and ANDREW LLOYD-WEBBER in 1968 – a mere four years after The Sound of Music - as a 20 minute entertainment for an end-of-term concert at Colet Court School in London. The film version opens as an old-fashioned school play in which the main parts are played by the teachers (ATTENBOROUGH is the Headmaster, COLLINS the music mistress, FRIEDMAN the drama teacher).
The action then moves seamlessly into an inspirational world of magical colour as the story of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT unfolds. It charts Joseph’s journey from when he is left for dead by his jealous brothers to arriving in ancient Egypt at Potiphar’s Court and meeting Potiphar’s temptress wife - played with wonderful wit and style by the irrepressible JOAN COLLINS. This is a roller coaster of fun filled music, laughter and emotion set to a backdrop of spectacular visuals and breathtaking sets.
DAVID MALLETT and STEPHEN PIMLOTT directed this superb cast, blending film and theatre techniques to produce a vibrant, entertaining show that’s perfect to sing along to.
SINGALONGA PRODUCTIONS producer BEN FREEDMAN, attributes the success of the singalonga experience to the strength of the shows themselves and to the general public’s desire to be part of them. “It can also be a very intense experience: the power of an entire theatre audience joining in on The Hills Are Alive is quite spine tingling. And JOSEPH has exactly the same appeal. Everybody loves the songs….”
Sing-A-Long Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will have its Boston première at the Regent Theatre, 7 Medford Street in Arlington, Massachusetts Friday, February 17—Sunday, February 19. General Admission tickets are $15 adults, $12 kids/seniors, and $10 for groups and Regent Card Members. The Regent Theatre is MBTA and handicap accessible with free parking in the municipal lot across the street. For tickets and info call 781-646-4849 or visit regenttheatre.com
Friday Feb. 17 - 7:00pm
Saturday Feb. 18 - 10:30am, 2:00pm, and 7:00pm
Sunday Feb. 19 - 12:00pm and 3:00pm