LBHS Drama, Park Avenue Players Present ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
Laguna Beach High School Drama and Park Avenue Players return to the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre on March 15 with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, 11 brothers, and the coat of many colors.
The musical follows preferred son Joseph who, after being sold into slavery by his brothers, ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.
The company of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” includes more than 50 Laguna Beach High School student cast and crew members and 12 students from El Morro Elementary, Top of the World Elementary, and Thurston Middle School in the children’s choir. The musical is directed and choreographed by guest artist, Paul Nygro. A veteran performer, Nygro has appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and in productions across the globe. His credits as a producer, director, choreographer, and actor span a range of mediums, including theatre, film, and television.
“Paul’s (Nygro) energy is infectious. He dives into projects with passion, commitment, and creativity,” said Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School Drama Teacher and Director, Alexis Karol. “We are grateful that amidst his many professional commitments in Los Angeles he is willing to share his talent and skill with our Laguna Beach High School students.”
Tickets are on sale now at lbhs.booktix.com (students $12 / adults $17 / premium $22). The show is appropriate for all audiences.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
March 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7 p.m.
March 17, 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Opening Night: Friday, March 15
Community Day Returns to LBHS June 15
Local families are invited to attend the “Breakfast with the Breakers” Community Day on June 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Laguna Beach High School.
Events will take place in the quad, library, artists theatre and the green room. The day includes $40 athletic physicals, a pancake breakfast ($5 donation), sports teams, clubs, colleges, a K-12 art exhibit, a film festival, K-5 art activities, and drama and student performances.