Dressed for Success

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Joseph is the youngest of twelve brothers, and he’s obviously daddy’s favorite, as Jacob has given his youngest son a singularly fabulous coat that marks him as special. So his jealous older brothers do what brothers did in Biblical times: Sell him into slavery and then tell dad that Joseph is dead. (And you thought your family was tough.) But Joseph is a hard worker, and he has a remarkable knack for interpreting other people’s dreams. This talent brings him to the attention of the Pharaoh, who makes Joseph the second-most powerful man in Egypt. The incredible rise of Joseph from slave to success is credited to his belief in dreams — and it’s a story told through song in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s first big hit, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Stages St. Louis presents its first-ever production of a Lloyd Webber musical at 8 p.m. this evening at the Robert G. Reim Theatre (111 South Geyer Road, Kirkwood; 314-821-2407 or www.stagesstlouis.org). The show continues Tuesday through Sunday (July 18 through August 17), and tickets are $43 to $46. PHOTO BY BILL STOVER
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: July 18. Continues through Aug. 17, 2008

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