Theatre for Young Audiences

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Music by Andrew Loyd Webber

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Directed by Baņuta Rubess

Latvian translation by Inese Zandere

 

Originally written as a pop cantata in 1968, Joseph is an iconoclastic version of the Biblical story which delights both children and their parents. The Rubess version was a hit at the Daile theatre in Riga through two whole seasons.

Photogallery - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Photo by Gunars Janaitis, 2008

Reviews

Voice your complaints to the authors, please, Lauma Mellēna /NRA (April 18, 2008): “It looks like the director Baņuta Rubesa has managed to catch the Webber/Rice wave of 1968– the images are vivid, and match the musical language like a pot and its lid. .. The production is colorful, multi-dimensional, witty and masterfully contextualized – both in terms of the authors’ 1968 reality and the creative team, which touches on 2008 in Latvia. And there are no contradictions. The authors and the director are in synch – despite the 40 years that lie between them…. Webber/Rice/Rubess/Zandere’s fun times are a treasure trove of indomitable optimism.”

British humor in the DreamCoat, Daiga Mazvērsīte, //Teātra Vēstnesis (May 2, 2008): “The countless discoveries made by the director and the designers, the interesting details, the individual touches of the many different characters make for such a multi-faceted event, that you can have the sense of discovery even when watching the show for the third time round, because there are so very many details!”