Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat was the name of the play the Captain and I saw at the Broadway Palm which is just over the Caloosahatchee River.
The Broadway Palm is a Dinner Theater.
The Captain and I have been there many times since moving to Florida and we have always enjoyed the experience.
What is not to love, …when the play is preceded by a lovely buffet.
The private tables are set with stemmed water glasses and little lamps flickering above white tablecloths.
The flatware is wrapped in linen napkins and servers are just a nod away.
Not your typical buffet.
There are matinees and evening performances…and the Captain and I have been to both.
The performance of this particular play, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat …did not include any dialog and the story was told completely in song.
I have to say, (with tongue in cheek) the songs, written as brilliantly as they could be written…swayed just a bit from the Biblical References.
In that, I will have to say I was disappointed.
For instance: the butler, who informed the pharaoh that Joseph, (who had been cast in prison)…had the ability to translate dreams, came on stage dressed like Elvis.
He looked like Elvis and sang his songs, (imitating Elvis)….therefore deviating …just a tad….from Genesis 41. 😉
And yes, I do realize this was strictly entertainment.
However, the good news is the story was clearly told of the brother’s jealousy and pitching Joseph into a large pit… and later selling him as a slave.
Also, the depiction of the twelve tribes of Israel were well understood.
So what did it matter that Joseph’s brothers were all dressed in colorful, large striped overalls…each bearing a large Alpha letter (representing the first letter of the first name of each brother)…. blazoned or embroidered on the bib, all the while dancing jigs, pulling at their shoulder straps? 😉
Ok,…it was entertainment! 🙂
And Joseph did have the beautiful coat of many colors that his Father gave to him…and it certainly was colorful! 😉
(Please forgive the quality of these pictures…they were taken with my cell phone as cameras are not allowed during the performance.)
The Matinee can be summed up by saying…there was good food, good fellowship with our friends and an “entertaining” performance.
Do you attend Dinner Theaters?
The Captain and I have gone to them in almost every city we have lived.
We are so glad there is a Dinner Theater close by….it makes for a great date night!