Pop music and theater converge in ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ in Tuacahn – St George News
Cast of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Tuacahn Amphitheater in Ivins, Utah, 2022 | Photo by Leavitt Wells courtesy of Tuacahn, St. George News
CONTRIBUTED CONTENT — For years, Tuacahn hosted a thriving concert season while also hosting large-scale, Broadway-quality musicals. Now, during Tuacahn’s production of “Joseph and the Incredible Technicolor Dream Coatthese two worlds will temporarily merge into one.
Building on the pop music background of David Archuleta (playing Joseph), including his rise to fame on “american idol“, it was natural for the production to have a concert-style feel.
“We envisioned a world that makes the most of having a music star on stage,” said Adam Koch, the show’s set designer. “When you walk in, the stage feels like you’re heading to a contemporary concert. Then we go back in time to tell the story, and then we meet at the concert.
Cory Pattak, lighting designer for “joseph“, said he appreciated the leeway this musical had in terms of creative direction.
“It’s really carte blanche to take it as you see fit,” he added.
Under the direction of Michael Heitzman, and with a talented cast and crew bringing this well-known Bible story to life, the only direction audiences will want to go is to return to the box office to buy another round of tickets after seeing this beautiful story unfold. .
“It’s such a beautiful musical,” said Scott Anderson, artistic director of Tuacahn. “We are so lucky to work with some truly amazing talent on and off stage. And fans are really excited to see David Archuleta perform.
Knowing how excited fans are about his theater debut, Archuleta feels both nervous and grateful.
“I’m really glad they want to see me…but at the same time, people who can’t wait to see me give me anxiety because I prefer no expectations,” Archuleta said, adding that the relationship he built with the fans is so important to him. and serves to compensate for some of these nerves. “I think it will be fun.”
Archuleta fans can see him as Joseph until September 3. After that, Josh Strickland – who played the original Tarzan in Disney’s Broadway production “Tarzan” – will in turn wear the Technicolor coat.
‘It doesn’t matter when you see it,’joseph“Whether it’s with David or Josh, it’s going to be a thrill,” Anderson said.
Check out Archuleta and the rest of the talented cast of “Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” until October 20, alternating with “Wonderland” and Disney and Cameron Mackintosh”Mary Poppins” in the Tuacahn amphitheater. Tickets are on sale now at Tuacahn.org or by calling the box office at 435-652-3300.
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