Beef and Boards kicks off fall production

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Joseph (TJ Wessel), center, singing about his multicolored coat in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, now on stage through Nov. 19. (Photo provided/Beef and Boards)
Joseph (TJ Wessel), center, singing about his multicolored coat in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, now on stage through Nov. 19. (Photo provided/Beef and Boards)

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is centerstage at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre through Nov. 19.

The Bible-inspired Broadway musical — with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice — opened its run at Beef and Boards under the direction of Doug King on Oct. 5. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” which first premiered on Broadway in January 1982, was nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.

The family-friendly musical tells the well-known story of Old Testament Jacob and the favorite of his 12 sons, Joseph. Gifted a beautiful “coat of many colors,” Joseph becomes the envy of his brothers, who plot to sell him into slavery after learning of the dream he had in which their sheaves of wheat bow to his own.

Seemingly down on his luck, Joseph discovers that his ability to interpret dreams is a blessing and any dream is a good dream as long as he is able to find happiness and reunite with his family.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” features choreography from King and costume design from Indianapolis native Kathy Henry. Musical director Kristy Templet conducts a diverse music catalog throughout the show — including rock, country, pop and calypso — that features fan-favorites such as “One More Angel in Heaven,” “Close Every Door,” “Jacob and Sons” and “Any Dream Will Do.”

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is showing at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Road, for 52 performances through Nov. 19, weekdays and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Sunday evenings at 7 p.m., and select matinees at 1 p.m. A dinner buffet and select beverages are available prior to each show. Tickets start at $52.50. More information about the show and schedule can be found at beefandboards.com.

Contact staff writer Chloe McGowan at 317-762-7848. Follow her on Twitter @chloe_mcgowanxx.