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'Technicolor Dreamcoat' heads to Hillsboro

Journey Theater Arts Group presents “Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat” for four public performances at Hillsboro’s Venetian Theatre, Nov. 11-13.

The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to life in this musical parable.

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 challenged.

He is purchased by Potiphar. Thwarting advances from Potiphar’s wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph’s gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh — depicted as Elvis — Joseph is on his way to becoming second in command.

Eventually, his brothers 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.

Based in Vancouver, Wash., Journey offers classes in drama, dance and more, producing 12 shows during the school year and a community theater musical each summer. Journey provides an encouraging environment where kids ages 6 to 18 and their families can build skills and friendships.

  • If you go

  • Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.

  • Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3 and 7 p.m.

  • Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m.

  • The Venetian Theatre, 253 E. Main St., Hillsboro

  • Tickets on sale now at www.journeytheater.org