Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Theatre Lawrence "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" review by Thomas Hardy

There’s nothing about Theatre Lawrence’s "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" to keep you on the edge of your seat. It’s a story we already know: Joseph, betrayed by his brothers, enslaved, rises to power and comes to save many lives, including the brothers that betrayed him. As the Chorus reassures Joseph and the audience, “We’ve read the book and you come out on top.” What this musical strives for instead is to Americanize that story. It sets it to rhyme, paints it gold, puts Elvis in it.

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