Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat kicks off the Summer Theatre main-stage season June 25

June 13, 2017

The Lees-McRae College Hayes Auditorium and Broyhill Theatre stage will come to life in vibrant colors on June 25 with the premiere of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The first of three shows in the highly anticipated Lees-McRae Summer Theatre line up, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the biblical saga of Joseph, a young, prophetic boy sold into slavery by his jealous brothers.

Family-friendly and set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Book of Genesis tale emerges both timely and timeless.

Directed by Janet Barton Speer and written by Phantom of the Opera writers, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the two-hour long show will take place June 27-30 at 7 p.m. and June 25 and July 1-2 at 2 p.m.

“I have directed “Joseph” four times previously and still find it as exciting as the first time I experienced it,” Speer said. “I am taken with the way Webber and Rice created this piece, using vaudeville, song and dance–and even some clogging in our show–to tell the biblical story.”

Tickets can be purchased online at and at the box office from June 14 through August 4.

Box office hours from June 14 through August 4 are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Please check online for show day hours. For group sales, call the box office at 828.898.8709.

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