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Order Up—One ‘Dreamcoat,’ Extra Cheeze

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/order_up_one_dreamcoat_extra_cheeze_20060616

When Dallet Norris signed on to direct Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" for the fourth time in his career, he decided that the classic Bible tale turned classic musical needed some updating. So, for the new touring production, which opens at the Pantages Theater on June 20, he cast an "American Idol" finalist (Amy Adams from Season Three) as the narrator, gave the characters computers and turned hedonistic Egypt into a South-Beach style party town replete with a sun-glasses-clad Sphinx backdrop -- and the brothers use cell phones to call their father, Jacob, and to deliver the news of Joseph's fake demise.

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