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  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Cahn Auditorium

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Cahn Auditorium
600 Emerson Street Evanston

A Pharaoh who looks a lot like Elvis, 12 singing and dancing brothers, a remarkable narrator and Joseph himself make this tuneful and colorful show perfect for the holidays. The first big hit from Andrew Lloyd Webber, who went on to compose Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard and Love Never Dies.

Presented by Music Theater Works

Thru - Dec 31, 2019

Show Type: Musical

  Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Reviews
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Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...Yes, this show has been around for some time now. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first big hit is still filled with wonderful music and an enchanting story, taken from the bible , but with the added music and personality of our Here, Joseph ( brilliantly brought to life by Brian Acker) who has a great vocal range ( “Close Every Door” and “Any Dream Will Do” are amazing) and has the perfect charisma. The Narrator is also handled to perfection by Smantha Behen. The area theaters should take note. These are the future stars you are looking for."
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Alan Bresloff

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...This is one joyous, colorful musical comedy that theatergoers won't want to miss. Clayton Cross' supremely executed choreography builds the show to a frenzy, offering an energetic reprise of the musical's best songs in the "Joseph Megamix." As each actor takes a bow, this ten-minute encore firmly drives the catchy Webber score into the audience's heads, never to fade away. The flashy electro-pop and hip hop dance moves are generously peppered with acrobatics, classical ballet moves and country/western choreography. Rudy Hogenmiller's wise direction of this talented cast is skillfully executed. Each song and every move brims with passion, confidence and beauty, making this production as much fun as a holiday stocking filled with surprises. And, as the production sounds its final chords, this "Joseph..." wisely reminds every single one of us that, in life, "Any Dream Will Do.""
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Colin Douglas

Chicago Theater and Arts - Recommended

"...Each of the twenty-four or so campy musical numbers are performed tongue-in-cheek in various genres including standard ballad, pop-rock, folk, country, and others which makes this a kind of vaudeville style revue that harkens back more to the musicals of the 1920s and 1930s than those of the fifties and sixties."
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Reno Lovison

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