Number 11 is in the books.
Tonight my family and I got to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for the 11th time.
This time it was at the Colonial Theater in Phoenixville (yes, that Colonial Theater, famous for that scene from The Blob):
The play was performed by the local young actors of Firebird Theatre Company, ages 7-18. There had to be at least 50 kids in the show, and watching them sing and dance with smiles on their faces made for quite an enjoyable evening.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Joseph (sort of), since Joseph was first presented as a 15-minute “pop cantata” at Colet Court School in London in 1968.
This is the fifth time I’ve written about the show; here is the most recent one, from just five months ago.
So while the Grateful Dead has its Deadheads and Jimmy Buffett has his Parrotheads, Joseph has me and my family, the Dreamcoaters (yes, I thought of that word myself). All fans of the play are welcome to join us, all you have to be able to do is name the 29 colors in the coat…
Congrats to the members of the Firebird Theater Company for a job well done!
And I can’t end the post without including a song from the play (actually from the movie version):