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January 29, 2013

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Broadway Musical Show

The Child Development and Education Circle of Miriam College presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” directed by Mr. Mariano R. Singson, Jr.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a West End and Broadway musical from the world-renowned Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The story is derived from the biblical story of Joseph and his "coat of many colors" from the Book of Genesis.

In the First Act, a female narrator tells a story to an audience encouraging them to dream. From this she narrates the story of Joseph, a man who dreamed of his destiny of ruling over his brothers who would then be introduced at the beginning of the story.

Joseph, the son of Jacob shall be envied by his 11 brothers for receiving their father's coat of many colors. Because of envy and the desire to stop his dreams from coming true, the brothers schemed a plan to kill him; but they end up selling him as a slave to a group of Ishmaelites who then took Joseph to Egypt.

In Egypt, Joseph becomes a slave of the wealthy Potiphar. His ranking in the household steps up and he becomes a manager of the Potiphar household. However, things go awry when Potiphar catches Mrs. Potiphar enticing Joseph by making advances on him. For that action, Joseph was dumped in jail by Potiphar.

Joseph's low spirits in the prison cell rose up when he helps two of his prison mates by interpreting their dreams. When the other prisoners heard of Joseph's gift in dream interpretation, they surround him and encourage him to chase his dreams. The Pharaoh started having dreams that nobody can interpret for him. Upon recommendation of the Butler who used to share a prison cell with Joseph, the Pharaoh ordered his freedom to have him interpret the dreams.

The Pharaoh had been dreaming of seven fat cows, seven skinny cows, seven healthy ears of corn, and seven dead ears of corn. Using his gift, Joseph interprets the Pharaoh’s dream. Impressed, the Pharaoh grants Joseph the authority of taking charge in the preparations for the famine. This has made Joseph the most powerful man in Egypt, next to the Pharaoh.

Back at home, Joseph's brothers and their families were not spared from the drought and famine. At this tight time, the brothers, led by Simeon, lament and express regret over their deceitful schemes years ago. They then decide to head to Egypt where food is rumored to be still available.

In Egypt, the brothers begged for mercy and food, not realizing that it was Joseph who they were dealing with. Joseph gives them sacks full of food and sends them back. The brothers were stopped by Joseph when they were about to leave as he asked for a missing cup. The missing cup was discovered in Benjamin's sack, which resulted to him being accused of robbery. Seeing this, Judah and the other brothers begged for mercy and implored that they be taken as prisoners instead of Benjamin.

Astounded and touched by the selflessness he witnessed, Joseph reveals himself to his brothers and sends for his father. Jacob then comes to Egypt where the two are reunited with Joseph donning his technicolor coat once again.

Tickets cost P100 each for Thursday and Friday shows and P150 for the Saturday show.

Contact Details:
For ticket inquiries, please call Zeean Estipona at (63 917) 579-1259.
Miriam College
Loyola Heights

Katipunan Road, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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