Valley Youth Theater presents: Joseph

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be on the center stage at Herberger Theater Aug. 14-30.

The play is presented by Valley Youth Theatre, founded in 1989. This professional-quality theater company dedicated to helping young people achieve their full potential through meaningful engagement, education and excellence in the performing arts. Winner of more than four dozen National Youth Arts awards, voted “Best Live Theater” on azcentral.com, heralded as “Best Place to Take a Bow” by Phoenix Magazine, and rated one of the “Top Ten Places to Become a Future Star” by The Arizona Republic, VYT produces six mainstage shows each season including two at the Herberger Theater Center.

Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical retelling Joseph’s biblical story is a little bit country, a little bit rock n’ roll! The biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail.

When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this biblical tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Showtimes:
Friday, Aug. 14, 7 pm
Saturday, Aug.15, 2 pm
Saturday, Aug. 15, 7 pm
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2 pm
Thursday, Aug. 20, 7 pm
Friday, Aug. 21, 7 pm
Sunday, Aug. 23, 2 pm
Thursday, Aug. 27, 7 pm
Friday, Aug. 28, 7 pm
Saturday, Aug. 29, 2 pm
Saturday, Aug. 29, 7 pm
Sunday, Aug. 30, 2 pm

For tickets, visit www.vyt.com.

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