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Bakersfield school produces unique 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Bakersfield school produces unique 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'
Cast members of Bakersfield Christian High School's spring musical "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" are seen in a photo provided by BCHS.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Bakersfield Christian High School's spring musical features a made-up backstory to "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

"With all the fun and infectious music, it doesn't really have a point of view. There is no apparent reason for these people to be telling this story in this manner," Scott Neese, theater teacher and director at BCHS, said in a school news release. So, Neese created a backstory in which the production begins in a museum where Joseph's coat is being displayed. "The museum actually comes to life and involves students in a way that they can comprehend and connect."

The musical, biblical tale centers on Joseph, the favorite of 12 brothers who receives a coat of many colors as a sign of his father's love. Joseph's life is forever changed because of one act of jealously by his brothers, and he is taken on an adventure with many twist and turns. "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" was written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

BCHS' version will be performed 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 13, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at St. John's Lutheran Church on Buena Vista Road in southwest Bakersfield. Adult tickets will be $10 and can be purchased at the door.