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Nutleyites Featured in Production of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Classic musical to be performed in West Orange

Pleasant Valley Productions, a community theatre company based in West Orange, announces its production of the classic musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s adaptation of the well-known Biblical tale will be presented at Roosevelt Middle School in West Orange.  Performances will be Saturday, Feb. 9 and 16 at 7 pm, Sunday, Feb. 10 and 17 at 2 pm, and Monday, Feb. 18 at 11 am and 3 pm.  The show is directed by Camille Vecchio-DiLorenzo, with music direction by Ilene Greenbaum and choreography by Cindy Jung McArthur. 

Performances will be held at Roosevelt Middle School, located at 36 Gilbert Place, West Orange, NJ 07052.  For more information, visit www.PleasantValleyProductions.org.  For tickets, please visit www.brownpapertickets.com or call 1-800-838-3006.

The cast of 40 performers, including a children’s chorus, features Nutley residents Lindsey Hresko, Danielle Meola Valencia, and Mahadi Pyle.

For more than 30 years, this joyful, family-friendly musical has been giving audiences a new appreciation of the story of Jacob’s favorite son.  Joseph, a boy blessed with the ability to interpret dreams, is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt.  He endures a series of trials and triumphs, from being thrown into jail to becoming Pharaoh’s second in command.  Years later, Joseph’s brothers arrive in Egypt, starving and in need of help.  Not recognizing their brother, they beg Joseph for assistance; eventually he reveals his identity and grants them all they desire.   The story is told entirely in song, spanning musical styles from rock ‘n’ roll and country- western to calypso, pop, and more.

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