Explore Tampa: Joseph Musical at Dreamhouse Theatre
I am a huge Broadway musical fan!
My appreciation for the arts goes way back to my baby days. Ok, maybe my childhood days, but you catch my drift. I sing or quote show tunes daily. My obsession with the stage is real!
That’s why I love to support all types of theater, including local productions.
I was able to do that this past weekend when my husband and I took in a rowdy and fun local production at Dreamhouse Theatre in Tampa, Florida!
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a musical masterpiece with lyrics by Tim Rice and music from the Broadway Don himself, Andrew Lloyd Webber. It premiered in 1970 and focuses on Joseph’s story in Genesis from the Bible. Not only is the music catchy, but the story is inviting and fun for the entire family.
Don’t let the fact that this is a local production fool you into thinking it’s amateur hour because this group knows their stuff! The entire cast has excellent voices that are very well suited to all the parts in Joseph. Additionally, the costumes and sets are very well done and do a great job of supplanting the plot. Finally, the choreography is appropriate to the show and all members of the cast perform it with such zealous energy that I had to stop myself from dancing in my seat a little.
The Dreamhouse Theatre is a great place to have an affordable Broadway experience with your family. It is located in Wesley Chapel which is easily accessible via interstate. Seating is General Admission with room for everyone. I would recommend getting there a little early to park, check in, find a seat, etc. The facility contains a typical black box theater and is well appointed with Broadway memorabilia which got me excited right away!
Last weekend was their opening weekend for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and included a SOLD OUT Sunday show which is incredible!
The run will continue April 6-9th with 4 shows including a Sunday matinee at 3pm (plenty of time to still make Church and see the show!)
I’d love to hear your feedback about the show, the Dreamhouse Theatre, or just a love of Broadway in the comments below!