Footlighters Theater opens its 91st season by presenting the family-friendly musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
One of the original “rock operas,” Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s first collaboration of 1967 is based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the Bible’s Book of Genesis. Rice and Webber continued to develop the show into its now beloved production, first introduced to America in 1974 by Playhouse in the Park in Philadelphia! The show has continued to be a fan favorite amongst theatergoers ever since!
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the timeless tale of Joseph is filled with surprising humor for adults and dazzling delights for children. It reimagines the biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the famous coat of many colors, symbolic of Joseph’s favor and an object of his brothers’ jealousy. Sold into slavery, Joseph’s journey into Egypt is shared through an engaging crazy quilt of musical styles, from country-western to calypso and bubble-gum pop to rock ‘n’ roll. The production includes the popular songs “Go, Go, Go Joseph” and “Any Dream Will Do.” Now one of the most enduring shows of all time, this well-loved musical for all generations has been an introduction for many to musical theater.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat opens on Friday September 13th and runs for three weekends. Friday and Saturday evening productions begin at 8:00pm; Sunday matinees at 2:00pm. Tickets for Joseph are available now at www.footlighterstheater.com for all shows; just $18 for adults and $12 for children (12 and under). Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased in advance (recommended to avoid disappointment) at www.footlighterstheater.com or at the door on the day of the show. Doors typically open 30 minutes prior to showtime.
Footlighters Theater is located at 58 Main Avenue in Berwyn, PA 19312, just two blocks from the Berwyn Train station (Paoli/Thorndale line). On-street parking is available and patrons also have access to the church parking lot across the street. Many wonderful dining options are available within walking distance of the theater for pre- or post-show enjoyment.
For more information, call (610) 296-9245 or visit www.footlighterstheater.com.
ABOUT FOOTLIGHTERS THEATER
Footlighters Theatre is the Main Line’s oldest community theater providing premier theater arts productions for the region. We produce a six show season of plays including two musicals in an intimate 110-seat historical converted church that dates back to 1888. We are committed to both producing outstanding productions and the education of our community in the theatrical arts. We are a 501c3 non-profit entity and welcome individual donations and corporate partnerships by those persons and companies that wish to promote arts in our community. Founded in 1929, we are currently celebrating our 90th season. Tickets for review purposes available upon request.