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Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

Touring Broadway musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ on stage Feb. 13 at Eisenhower

The Center for the Performing Arts will present Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in Eisenhower Auditorium.

The family-friendly touring Broadway production features a host of unforgettable songs, including “Go Go Joseph,” “Any Dream Will Do,” “Close Every Door” and “One More Angel in Heaven.”

Purchase tickets, which are $65 and $56 for an adult, $47 and $38 for a University Park student, and $48 and $39 for a person 18 and younger. A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

The completely sung-through musical is based on a story from the Book of Genesis. The show portrays the trials and triumphs of Joseph, who is eventually sold into slavery by his brothers. The siblings, jealous about their father’s preference for Joseph, fear the favored son will someday rule them unless they get rid of him.

Andy Blankenbuehler, who won Tony and Drama Desk awards for his choreography of “In the Heights,” directed and choreographed this production of “Joseph.” A Philadelphia Magazine critic wrote that his leadership brings new life to the show: “Many of the larger numbers infuse a playful mixture of hip-hop and pop dancing, and the overall look of the production is a fusion between the old and new. … In short … go, go, go see it.”

Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders.

The Village at Penn State sponsors the presentation. WJAC-TV and 95.3/3WZ are the media sponsors.

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist or local expert, is offered in Eisenhower one hour before the performance and is free for ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

Find more information about the show.

Watch a preview of the musical.