A curiosity from a groovier but no longer relevant era.
Not in the hands of Andy Blankenbuehler or the voices of former "American Idol" stars Ace Young as Joseph and Diana De Garmo as the narrator.
“We were the first Idols to do a Broadway show together, the first Idols to live together–and the first to write a country song for a soap opera together!
I truly believe us having been through ‘Idol’ is one of the big reasons as to why we understand each other so well; unless you go through it, you don’t get it,” said De Garmo.
This goes from the costumes, which are very 2014 but reference Egyptian times, to the music." The narrator also plays a much larger role in the production's most notably updated musical number, a reprise of the prologue sung as a duet by De Garmo and Young later in the show.
"When you think of 'Joseph,' you think of the group dances and the musical numbers and Joseph running around stage and popping his head up. While keeping true to 'Joseph,' this production has dancers doing tap and jazz and even hip-hop.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Where: Palace Theatre, Playhouse Square, Cleveland. Tickets: -, at the box office, at or by calling 216-241-6000.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Like bell-bottoms, tie-dye and Love-Ins, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" seems like a relic of the flower-power 1960s.
The director and stars of the new production that opens its national tour in Cleveland on Tuesday and runs through Sunday, March 16, have done their best to update "Joseph" while still staying true to the score of the Tim Rice-Andrew Llloyd Webber production that was written in 1968 and first recorded in 1969.
"This is no gonna be your momma's 'Joseph' – it will be a brand-new version," says De Garmo, calling along with her newlywed husband Young from the cast's practice facility in Utica, N. "Our director has gone through every moment of the show with Andrew Lloyd Webber, who has given his permission to update the music and bring it into 2014.