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"The cast was bursting with young talent. Lorenzo Stylianou was a true leading man – he performed this very challenging role with ease, and his vocal performance of ‘Close Every Door’ was outstanding.
All narrators - Phoebe Stayt, Morgan Evans, Eloise Rudkin, Ellie Williams - told the story well.
The band of brothers (and sisters) performed their numbers with style and aplomb, well done. I particularly highlight Kiera Hanrahan for her rendition of ‘Benjamin Calypso’, which was excellent, Manon Burfield for ‘Those Canaan Days’ and of course Sam Berry as Benjamin for his wobbly knees.
Other mentions have to go to Filip Blazevic playing Jacob, Matthias Weber playing Potiphar and the Butler and Baker Lizzie McCarthy and Camille Burfield respectively, who are all talented young performers."
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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis. This was the first Lloyd Webber and Rice musical to be performed publicly.
The musical was produced in the West End in 1973, and in its full format was recorded in 1974 and opened on Broadway in 1982. Several major revivals and a 1999 straight-to-video film, starring Donny Osmond, followed.
The show has little spoken dialogue; it is completely sung-through. Its family-friendly storyline, universal themes and catchy music have resulted in numerous productions of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat; according to the Really Useful Group, by 2008 more than 20,000 schools and amateur theatre groups had successfully put on productions.