Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is an operatic musical first produced in 1972 and first played on Broadway in 1982. It was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was the first time these two men worked together before later collaborating to create two more musicals: Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita.

NarratorEdit

  • Way, way back, many centuries ago, not long after the Bible began, Jacob lived in the land of Canaan, a fine example of a family man.
  • Don't give up Joseph. Fight 'til you drop. We've read the book and you come out on top.

JosephEdit

Close every door to me Hide all the world from me Bar all the windows And shut out the light

Do what you want with me Hate me and laugh at me Darken my daytime And torture my night If my life were important I Would ask will I live or die But I know the answers lie Far from this world

Close every door to me Keep those I love from me Children of Israel Are never alone For I know I shall find My own peace of mind For I have been promised A land of my own


Children's Choir: Close every door to me Hide all the world from me Bar all the windows And shut out the light Aaaaaaahhhhhhh


Joseph: Just give me a number Instead of my name Forget all about me And let me decay I do not matter I'm only one person Destroy me completely Then throw me away If my life were important I Would ask will I live or die But I know the answers lie Far from this world Close every door to me

Joseph, Children's Choir: Keep those I love from me Children of Israel Are never alone For we know we shall find Our own peace of mind For we have been promised A land of our own

JacobEdit

  • Joseph's mother, she was quite my favorite wife; I never really loved another all my life. Joseph was my joy, because he reminded me of her.
  • There's one less place at the table; there is one more tear in my eye!

Chorus of Joseph's BrothersEdit

  • Being told we're also-rans does not make us Joseph fans.
  • There's one more angel in heaven, there's one more star in the sky. Joseph, the things that you stood for like truth and life, never die.

ReubenEdit

  • Father, we've something to tell you, a story of our time; a tragic, but inspirin' tale, of manhood in its prime.

Original 1982 Broadway CastEdit

Laurie Beechman - Narrator
Gordon Stanley - Jacob
Robert Hyman - Reuben
Kenneth Bryan - Simeon
Steve McNaughton - Levi
Charlie Serrano - Napthali
Peter Kapetan - Issachar
David Asher - Asher
James Rich - Dan
Doug Voet - Zebulon
Barry Tarallo - Gad
Phillip Carrubba - Benjamin
Stephen Hope - Judah
Bill Hutton - Joseph
David Ardao - Ismaelites
Tom Carder - Ismaelites
David Ardao - Potiphar
Randon Lo - Mrs. Potiphar
Kenneth Bryan - Butler
Barry Tarallo - Baker
Tom Carder - Pharaoh
...
Jerome Edson - Associate Producer
Jean Luskin - Associate Producer
Thomas Pennini - Associate Producer
The Rose - Associate Producer
Tim Rice - Lyrics
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Music
Tony Tanner - Direction/Choreography
Karl Eigsti - Sets
Judith Dolan - Costumes
Barry Arnold - Lighting
Tom Morse - Sound
Martin Silvestri - Musical Supervision/Arrangements/Orchestrations
Jeremy Stone - Musical Supervision/Arrangements/Orchestrations
David Friedman - Musical Director
Last modified on 29 August 2013, at 15:53