Summer Stock is Forest Hills Public Schools annual musical theater summer study program for ninth- through 12th-graders. This year’s summer production, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” will be at the Fine Arts Center, June 29 through July 1. Evening performances are at 7 p.m. (not 7:30 p.m. as previously published), and there is a matinee, July 1, at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Center Box Office (in person ticket sales only) and online, at showtix4u.com. Tickets are $10 for adults; $8 for students.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is the biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. The story comes alive in this musical retelling and is fun for the whole family. Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob, is blessed with vivid dreams that foretell the future. Sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, Joseph endures a series of adventures which challenge him to his core. Soon he finds himself belonging to Potiphar, and ultimately finds himself behind bars. However, news of Joseph’s ability to interpret dreams sparks the interest of the hilariously Elvis-like Pharaoh. Soon, Joseph is out of jail and well on his way to second-in-command. Eventually Joseph’s brothers find themselves unknowingly groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed. As they fail to even recognize him, Joseph tests their integrity. He ultimately reveals himself and the brothers are reconciled. “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” features many musical genres, from country-western and calypso, to pop and rock’n’roll.