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!