|Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat | Harvest Rain Theatre Company|
With a crash of drums and a flash of light, Joseph makes his triumphant return to Brisbane in his dazzling coat of many colours. This spectacular new production features a massive cast of talented local musical theatre performers, led by two of Queensland’s most outstanding young singers Angela Cornford as the Narrator and Jordan Pollard as Joseph. Directed by Tim O'Connor, this colourful retelling of the biblical story of Joseph, the boy with the dreams and the designer coat, sings out to young and old alike with a score full of wall to wall hits - including Close Every Door and Any Dream Will Do.
This all-new staging of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's family classic is ready to please a whole new generation, with special guest star Michael Falzon appearing in a show-stopping turn as Pharoah. Michael is one of Australia's most in-demand singer-songwriters having worked throughout Australasia, the USA and the UK performing in theatre, concert, television and film. Michael received Helpmann and Mo Award nominations for his performance as leading man Galileo in the Ben Elton/Queen hit show, WE WILL ROCK YOU, and joins the cast of JOSEPH direct from his acclaimed performance in the national tour of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH. "It's great to have Michael join the cast," says director Tim O'Connor. "He brings a wealth of experience to the role, and I personally can't wait to see him bust out his best Elvis impersonation!"
Audiences will need to go-go-go and book tickets now for this high-energy, all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza, as already tickets are scarce with an overwhelming number of seats already sold. This toe-tapping musical treat hits the stage for seven performances only at the Playhouse Theatre, QPAC.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT will be the second Harvest Rain Theatre Company production to be performed under their new residency at Queensland Performing Arts Centre. QPAC’s Artistic Director John Kotzas says of the new partnership, “QPAC is committed to strengthening the Queensland Performing Arts sector and we’re delighted to collaborate with Harvest Rain in developing opportunities for local artists and producing new theatre works. It is our hope that this relationship will see the creation of some great theatre over the coming years.”
Harvest Rain Theatre Company presents
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Director Tim O’Connor
Choreographer Callum Mansfield
Designer Josh McIntosh
Music Director Maitlohn Drew
Lighting Designer Jason Glenwright
Starring Angela Cornford and Jordan Pollard with special guest star Michael Falzon
Featuring Ayeesha Ash, Grant Buse, George Canham, Grant Couchman, Andrea Dighton, Alex Feifers, Justin Geange, Anna Hall, Jo Heath, Cameron Hurry, Conrad Lange, Sarah McCreanor, Jared Mifsud, Natalie O’Connor, Tom O’Reilly, Claire Owen, Michael Priest, Jasmine Raftery, Tye Shepherd, Kimmy Smith, Tyson Stuetz, Eleni Symeou, Justin Truloff and Kimie Tsukakoshi
Venue: Playhouse Theatre, QPAC
Season: 18th - 22nd March 2009
Times: Weds to Sat at 8pm / Sat matinee at 2pm / Sun at 1pm & 6.30pm
Tickets: www.qtix.com.au or 136 246
Running Time: 2 hours including interval