(WMC) - It is a bible story turned musical, and it is back in Memphis.
"Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is at the Orpheum Theater this week.
It is a musical that first premiered in 1968. An all new production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is at the Orpheum theater, starring Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.
"We have so much fun every night it's a great show. It's a great story, great music, and you can't help but have fun," said DeGarmo.
The Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis.
DeGarmo plays the role of the narrator. Young, who plays Joseph, is her real-life husband.
"'Joseph' has been around for 30 years because it is such an iconic show. The music is so fantastic. It's been catchy for decades," said DeGarmo.
With the blessing of Andrew Lloyd Weber, the current touring production was given a technical overhaul.
"We have professional dancers doing everything from hip hop to contemporary jazz to tap," said Young.
And a brand new dream coat.
"I mean I've never had a jacket hug me the way that this hugs me, but the fact that it weighs so much," said Young.
The actors say Joseph's story is timeless, and audiences of all ages can relate to the story of families growing apart and coming together.
The creator of the dream coat featured in the show was inspired by stained glass windows in Jerusalem. The 12 panels on the coat represent Joseph and his 11 brothers. And all 29 colors mentioned in the musical's song lyrics are there as well.
"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" runs through April 27 with two shows on Saturday and Sunday. You can find out about tickets here.
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