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KTG to stage 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Holly Viers • Apr 3, 2018 at 10:00 PM

KINGSPORT — If you’ve never seen Kingsport Theatre Guild’s rendition of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” now’s your chance.

The KTG will stage the popular production for the third time starting this Friday, and tickets are still available for purchase.

“I’m excited about this show for several reasons,” said Tina Radtke, executive director of KTG. “First of all, this is one production that allows us to have a large children’s cast. Secondly, this story is amazing and the music is beautiful. This is probably one of the most well-known stories from the Bible, and to see it come to life on stage with music is phenomenal.”

The story

The musical is based on the “coat of many colors” story of Joseph from the book of Genesis. Joseph is sold as a slave by his brothers because of his ability to explain people’s dreams.

When the pharaoh calls on him to interpret a dream, Joseph predicts a famine and is made the pharaoh’s right-hand man. When the famine hits, Joseph’s brothers come to him for relief and have to pass a test to prove they’ve changed before he’ll forgive them.

Radtke said KTG’s technical staff has removed the first two rows of seating and added an extension onto the front of the stage for this production. Staff members have also added a pyramid-shaped staircase and hand-painted backdrops laced with references that will be explained in the playbills.

As with all of KTG’s musicals, a live band will be part of the show, which Radtke said “always adds a different type of tone to any production.”

Show dates and times

The show will be performed on the KTG main stage at 7 p.m. on April 6, 7, 13 and 14 and at 2 p.m. on April 7, 8, 14 and 15. A school show will also be performed April 13 at 10 a.m.

Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online at kingsporttheatre.org, by phone at (423) 392-8420 or in person at the KTG office, located on the second floor of the Renaissance Center. Pricing is as follows:

• Adults: $12

• Senior/Student: $10

• Child: $8

For more information, visit kingsporttheatre.org.

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