It’s been almost 10 years since “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’s” catchy (and moving) tunes resounded through downtown Saint Paul’s Ordway Theater but it’s time, and it’s back, this time with “the boy with the miracle voice,” American Idol finalist Anthony Fedorov, as its well-deserved star.
As always, TC Jewfolk has the hook up.
Read on for more info about the upcoming performances of Joseph at the Ordway (the show runs December 7, 2010 – January 2, 2011), Anthony Fedorov’s amazing story, a fabulous discount to the show (25% off!), and your chance to win two pairs of free tickets to see Joseph on December 14 or 15 (your pick!) [Update 12/11: Contest is now closed]
So Why Should I Go See Joseph at the Ordway?
If you’ve never seen this show, there’s no question it’s a must see. But even if you’ve seen it before (or acted in it at the St. Paul JCC with me in 4th grade), go again. You’ll have a blast.
Fabulous music (I could sing it all for you by heart), rockin’ dancing, sexy (but still clean) drama, and a history story (um… Joseph and his brothers? You remember the Torah portion…). Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Direction by James Rocco. And the lead is American Idol finalist Anthony Fedorov (more on him below).
You’ll also see local acting superstar T. Mychael Rambo as Potiphar and Jacob (T. gave a grocery-stopping performance at St. Paul’s Trader Joe’s for my dad and brother last week – no kidding), and Ordway well-knowns Jennifer Paz and Stewart Gregory as the narrator and Pharoah.
But don’t take my word for it – watch the Ordway’s promo video for the show.
And stay tuned for TCJewfolk’s review of the show on Sunday, 12/12.
Tell Me About the “Boy with the Miracle Voice”
Anthony Fedorov plays Joseph, and was a finalist in American Idol (the year that Carrie Underwood won and launched her singing career). He’s a Ukrainian-American (born Anatoliy Vladimirovich Fedorov) who was born with a serious breathing problem. His doctors told him that he would never speak, but boy were they wrong. After a tracheotomy as a toddler (the scar is supposedly still visible), he began singing at an early age.
Watch him tell his story, and hear his American Idol audition here:
TCJewfolk’s Awesome Discount, and Sweet Deals for the Show
- Get 25% off tickets to Joseph when you quote the promo code “FaithJoe” and buy tickets to any of these performances: December 7, 8, 14, 15, 22-24.
- Kids’ Night on Broadway: On December 14 and 31 buy one adult ticket and get a kids’ (17 and under) ticket FREE! For tickets, call 651.224.4222.
- Post Show Talk-Backs: On December 8 and 15. Q & A with members of the cast and creative team.
- Technicolor New Years’ Ball: On December 31, ring in 2011 with a matinee performance of Joseph and a family celebration immediately following (dance party hosted by Radio Disney, art-making activities, refreshments and the opportunity to meet the cast). Buy an adult ticket at full price and get a child’s (under 18) ticket free.
Win Free Tickets to Joseph at the Ordway [Update 12/11: Contest is now closed]
Okay, we won’t keep you in suspense much longer. Budgets are tight these days and sometimes a 25% off discount just won’t cut it – you want the free pair of tickets.
Enter to win one of TWO PAIRS of tickets to see Joseph at the Ordway Theater on either Tuesday, December 14th on Wednesday, December 15th (you pick the date) by answering this question in the comments to this post before Friday, December 10th at midnight.
What other biblical story do you think should be made into a Broadway musical and why?
There’s no correct answer – we’ll draw the winners randomly.
Happy Hanukkah Jewfolk. Enjoy the show!
That whole Amnon-Tamar-Absalom-David story is just crying for a Broadway treatment.
For that matter, the David-Bathsheba-Uriah story would make a great Act I.
As might the Saul-David-Jonathan-Michal thing…
Hmm, sounds like David alone could have a whole trilogy in him…
David and Batsheva – all the drama and pathos needed for a great show. Plus David was a musician!
Cain and Abel
David and Goliath
BTW, my Rabbi’s son is in this production. In case you needed another reason to go. 🙂
The story of Daniel and Lions (amongst the many other events that comprise the story) is a production waiting to happen!
David and Goliath. Wouldn’t it be great to see a gorgeous looking hunk of a man playing David!
Mordechai and Esther
Definitely the love story of Jacob and Rachel (and Leah, and the two maids). Love, jealousy, deceit… One man, two wives who are sisters, plus two lovers whom the wives willingly offered to their husband, a whole bunch of kids… How could it possibly not be entertaining? 🙂
Adam and Eve. It has all the elements (love, beauty, temptation, sorrow) for a great drama or musical!
Lot, his daughters, his wife. incest, drama, removal from home and promise of protection in new home. and, the turning into salt would be a great scene.
I think Purim should be made into a Broadway production because it is a bit of a love story with war and conceit intertwined. It is a story of an unknown girl becoming a queen and being the saving grace of her people from the evil hand of Haman.
Adam and Eve…it would be fun to see how they create her out of his rib.
The story of Abraham. This will help remind the Jews, Christians and Muslims of their common origin through Abraham.
The Red Tent by Diamante is the story of Jacob and his wives. Wonderful reading and would make a fabulous broadway play or musical.
The story of Esther, absolutely.
Oh, and since The Red Tent is one of my favorite books EVER, I might have to section that motion as well!
The story of Abraham telling Sarah to say she’s his sister, instead of his wife. Because then it becomes a hilarious comedy of errors and mistaken identity!
In the spirit of Chanukkah I would like to hear the story of the Maccabees.
Though, I really do love the story of Ester and the Persian outfits and scenery would be lovely with a chorus line of herrum girls. Fun, fun, fun. The story actually plays out like it was written by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Samson and Delilah..love, deceit..sexual tension..betrayal..and Philistines!
The story of Abigail. In the Biblical stories, she is one of the few strong women and her story would make for an interesting Broadway musical!
I would love to see Moses the Musical!
Congrats to Kris and Diane – I’ll follow up via email. Hope everybody else has a chance to see this great production!