The Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre will continue its production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" starting at 2 p.m. today at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.
The performance, which opened Friday night, blends humor with the stunning music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
The delightful musical parable unfolds the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.
He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command.
Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel.
This production stars Min Kahng as Joseph, Alex Orenberg as Pharoah and Catherine Gloria as the Narrator.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays/Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays from July 23-Aug. 8, at the Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Bankhead Theater, 2400 First St., Livermore.
Tickets are $35 for adults (18-60), $33 for seniors (60-plus), and $25 for juniors (under 18). The Bankhead Theater will add $1.50 to the price of each ticket. Tickets may be purchased on the www.livermoreperformingarts.org, by phone at 373-6800, or by visiting the Bankhead Theater ticket window
For more information visit the Tri-Valley Repertory Theatre website.