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Kids Who Care, a non-profit international musical theatre company based in Fort Worth, will present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” June 24 through June 26 at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth. The cast includes university Students from TCU, NYU and Texas Tech University as well as Kids Who Care Resident Company Members and Youth Performers from across the Metroplex, including several students from Aledo.
Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail.
When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize.
After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.
“As we rehearse, I am struck by the notion that the Narrator looks into the eyes of the audience and reminds each of us that ‘dreams do come true,’” said Deborah Jung, founder and executive director of Kids Who Care. “It is a perfect choice for us at Kids Who Care; a company bent on creating dreamers.”
Performance dates and times will be June 24 at 7:30 p.m., June 25 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and June 26 at 2 p.m. All shows will be presented at the Scott Theatre, located at 1300 Gendy Street in Fort Worth. Ticket prices are $18 for ages 16 and up, $15 for those 15 and younger and $10 each for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 817-737-5437 or visit www.kidswhocare.org.