By Colin Douglas As the 2019 holiday season and the year wind down, what better way to celebrate than this joyous, unabashed, sometimes poignant musical comedy? It’s impossible to sit still while experiencing Music Theater Works’ production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. It’s so gorgeously sung, energetically danced and comically enacted that it
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Surprisingly richer than the Oreo balls: a masterful demonstration on what increasingly feels like a fading art – how to arrange and put across a simple tune.
It’s always a joy to watch Ramey’s conducting enthusiasm, and the exposed placement of the band for this show is an added plus.
As they split sides and break hearts, they just might get you believing in magic again.
Even if your path is defined by your past, why wouldn’t you enjoy it to the fullest?