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Playhouse to Reveal New Vision of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

November 28, 2016 07:53 AM

The Duluth Playhouse is set to reveal a bold new version of a classic musical parable. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens Thursday on the main stage.

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The show follows Joseph as he braves a string of challenging adventures after being sold into slavery and taken to Egypt. 

"It's a great story to tell, a story of faith and forgiveness" said Ali Littrell Finstrom, who plays the Narrator. "I get to kind of talk to the audience and even be a part of the audience at times, which is really fun."

Audiences can expect to see the same tale they know and love, but with a modern twist. Shad Olsen, who plays the title role, said this version shares a more emotional and honest Joseph. 

"It's really taking a very close look at what it means to get through your darkest hour, and how to embrace that with an open heart," he said. 

This is Littrell Finstrom's third production of "Joseph," and Olsen's second. He last played Joseph in 1997 at Hermantown High School. After 16 years in New York, he's excited to be in Duluth again for the production. 

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" opens Thursday and runs through December 18. Tickets are selling fast, and are likely to sell out soon. 

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and at 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 

Click here for tickets and more information.


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