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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat

December 13, 2012

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream CoatThis revival version plays at the Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City, through Dec. 23. Novel staging, on a children’s playground, complete with bars, swings, and tic tac toe. Cast includes 26 adults, 18 children, ages 6 to 15. Kids remain on stage throughout.

Everybody is local save one equity guest, Noel Anthony, in the title role. Kids come from the theater’s conservatory (ages 4 to 18), which includes after school drama programs in both public and private schools in the area — among them, the Nueva School and Crystal Springs Uplands.

The show is one hour and 40 minutes. “It’s this classical bible story told in a fun and colorful way,” Associate Artistic Director, Tyler Bennet, told us. “Everybody loves it, from grand kids to grandparents.”

The Hillbarn Theater, Thursdays through Sundays, through December 23. December 16 is soldout; December 23, very limited.

Mark MacNamara, a writer and journalist based in Asheville, North Carolina, has written for such publications as NautilusSalonThe Stanford Social Innovation Review, and Vanity Fair. From time to time, his pieces in San Francisco Classical Voice also appear in ArtsJournal.com.  Noteworthy examples include a piece about Philip Glass’s dream to build a cultural center on the Pacific Coast; a profile of sound composer Pamela Z and an essay on the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. MacNamara recently won several awards in the 2018 Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards presented by the San Francisco Press Club.  His website is macnamband.com.