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'Joseph'

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Musical proves an amazing, technicolor experience for local thespians

Fire up the footlights, pull the curtain and crank up the box office, Buena Vista Community Theatre is deep into practice for the opening of the unique musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The musical retells the Biblical story of Jacob and his sons - but this time it's set to energetic music from ballads to rock to country western to calypso.

Although many area theaters have done Joseph recently, the unique aspect of the production is that each show is different - the characterizations, costumes, set and atmosphere tends to be completely different from production to production. Even if you've seen "Joseph," you've barely scratched the surface of this wonderful musical, says Carol Huntzicker, staging director for the show at BVCT.

"Each show is totally different. You wouldn't even recognize it," she said. "Everybody can find something to like about this show."

Glee Crippen, who will narrate the play in song, said the music and the script gives the cast and crew the freedom to improvise. For this rendition of the play, Joseph and his brothers will be adorned traditional robes.

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