Phoenix Players bring spectacular story to red carpet of Town Hall

Lord Mayor Darryn Causby meets the Phoenix Players.
Lord Mayor Darryn Causby meets the Phoenix Players.

The award-winning extravaganza Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is about to hit the red carpet of the Portadown Town Hall.

Portadown Phoenix Players have created a spectacular show which promises to be a night to remember. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colours comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable.

Joseph, his father’s favourite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams, but not appreciated by his jealous brothers. When they sell him into slavery and take him to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged.

Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country and western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. This legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber musical features memorable songs such as “Any dream will do” and “Close every door to me”, which are superbly delivered by Ryan McNally who plays the lead role of Joseph. Ryan is a long standing and highly talented member of the Phoenix Players. He is ably accompanied by leading local vocalists Eimear Crealey and Megan Henry as the two narrators.

To build on the success of last year’s breathtaking production of EVITA, the Phoenix Players have asked leading local Director David O’Toole and Connor Mitchell as Musical Director to bring a new edge to this Biblical saga, and they have not failed in their task. This production of Joseph is a great family show with a few twists added.

The cast were delighted to have Lord Mayor Darryn Causby visit rehearsals and to chat with the enthusiastic and talented cast, who represent 25 schools and colleges in the area. The Lord Mayor was so impressed by the professionalism, close harmony work (which is a trademark of the Phoenix Players) and overall quality of the show that he has posted a ticket competition on his Facebook page and will attend the show in person.

The show opens in Portadown Town Hall on Thursday, August 27 and runs through to Sunday, August 30. It starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £8 - available at Winnies, Woodhouse Street, Portadown, or you can pay at the door. There will be a Saturday matinee show at 2pm and tickets for this are at reduced price of £5.

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