The fruition of numerous hours of theatrical rehearsal cohesion culminated with an immensely enthralling and colourful opening performance from the cast of Athlone Musical Society as they brought 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' to life in the surrounds of the Dean Crowe Theatre.
Arguably the Society's most colourful production to date, the show opened on Saturday night and with three performances remaining, musical enthusiasts are encouraged to purchase their tickets now!
The story of Joseph is based in the biblical land of Canaan. Joseph, is the favourite son of Jacob. A story of love, redemption and forgiveness. This upbeat family friendly show reminds us all to believe in our dreams and will no doubt have you toe tapping and singing along in no time.
One of the very few musicals in which it is sang in its entirety, the amazing 24 piece children's choir will melt your hearts and the strong vocals of our leading characters 'Narrator' played by Cherise O'Moore and 'Joseph' played by Daniel Ryan will astound you.
The 'brothers and wives' chorus will lift your spirits as their high energy oozes throughout the production and will showcase a 'Megamix' finalé. There are quite a number of well-known songs in this production including, 'Go Go Go Joseph', 'Jacob and Sons', 'One More Angel' (Joe Steiner ), an 'Elvis style' Pharaoh performs 'Song of the King' (Daryn O'Hara ), 'Those Canaan Days' executed by the 'Brothers' (led by Paul McCarrick ) will literally have you holding your breath, while a sultry scene with Potipher's dancers and a Hoedown are to name but a few of the exciting performances that await anticipatory audiences.
Hours of endless work by the committee and production team have been afforded to creating this year’s production both in front and behind the curtain.
A special word of thanks to Alfie Kilduff (Director ), Lea Carroll (Choreographer ), Ger Madden (Musical Director ) and Jonathon Kilduff (Children’s Choir Master ) as well as the backbone of chorus members and children for their commitment and hours of rehearsing.
So, what are you waiting for, 'Go Go Go' get your tickets before they sell out! Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat performs nightly until Saturday, March 7, at 8pm in the Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone.
Tickets are currently available from www.deancrowetheatre.com or by calling the box office on 090 6492129.